Here's another reason to embrace the Lin-derella story of the NBA.
Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was asked by ABC's Good Morning America about the weirdest paparazzi moment he's had to deal with since he's become an overnight sensation in the sporting world, and he didn't hesitate.
"Stuff about me dating Kim Kardashian," Lin told ABC. "I have no idea where that came from and all those other rumors."
Does he think he's Kardashian's type? "No, I don't think I'm that type," Lin said.
As reported yesterday by Adrian Wojnarowski, Lin has dealt with an overly aggressive tabloid media in Taiwan.
"I've learned that social media and our private lives are not so private anymore," Lin told ABC. "So it takes a little getting used to."
With the 24/7 media focus on everything Lin does, he was asked what he would do if he could just get away from the limelight for a bit.
"If I had a day to myself, I would just play video games with my brothers," Lin answered. "My family likes to call me an oversized kid. I think that's pretty accurate in some ways."
Although Lin said he wasn't offended by ESPN's use of an ethnic slur in a headline over the weekend, he has noticed how he's been described in the media.
"It's funny people are still saying he's quicker than he looks," Lin said. "And I'm like, what does that mean? Do I look slow, or I'm not really sure what that means. People are always saying he's deceptively quick, deceptively athletic. I don't know if thats just because I'm Asian or what it is.
"Obviously there's going to be stereotypes that you have to fight. Again it's unique, it's a different platform and it's something I embrace and love. I want to be able to represent and be a role model for the Asian-American and Asian community."
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