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NBA: Weight of ‘Linsanity’

“People are quicker to discount me or say certain things because of my race,’’ said Lin, the league’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. “In some ways, Linsanity wouldn’t have been Linsanity if I was a different skin color most likely. It wouldn’t have been as big of a deal. That went to my advantage. But if you look prior to that, a lot of the obstacles or positions to even get to that point where I could get to a position of getting on the floor, they’re definitely obstacles or barriers or stereotypes I had to fight along the way. I’ve always understood there’s good, there’s bad and you’ve got to take them together and just be thankful for it all.’’

Blatche set to arrive tonight

Gilas Pilipinas naturalized player Andray Blatche will arrive tonight as he rejoins the preparation of the national team training pool that will see action in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) on July 5 to 10 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.

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