New acquisition Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-94 NBA pre-season win over the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center on Thursday.
“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.’’Continue reading …