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Why We Should Thank Linsanity for Making Pro Basketball Fun Again

Why We Should Thank Linsanity for Making Pro Basketball Fun Again

by Jamilah King on April 3 2012, 9:57AM

This season’s NBA phenom Jeremy Lin is out for the season with a knee injury. But it was a good ride, and not just for those of us who think it’s important to talk about race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin Set To Announce First Global Endorsement Deal with Volvo

by Jorge Rivas on March 19 2012, 3:42PM

Although Jeremy Lin sports Nike shoes during games and is said to be in the works to create his own show with the athletic wear company, he has yet to announce any major endorsements.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

Ben & Jerry's Apologizes for Linsanity Fortune Cookie Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Apologizes for Linsanity Fortune Cookie Ice Cream

by Jorge Rivas on February 27 2012, 2:45PM

A Boston Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop has apologized for creating a “Taste the Lin-sanity” frozen yogurt flavor that included lychee honey swirls and crumbled fortune cookies.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

Yahoo Sports Contributor Uses Yao Ming Picture in Jeremy Lin Story

Yahoo Sports Contributor Uses Yao Ming Picture in Jeremy Lin Story

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 4:51PM

Add this one to the list Jeremy Lin media coverage FAILS.

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Don't Be Racist, and Other AAJA Tips for Discussing Jeremy Lin

Don’t Be Racist, and Other AAJA Tips for Discussing Jeremy Lin

by Julianne Hing on February 23 2012, 4:30PM

The Asian-American journalists’ group issues a much-needed media guide.

Topics: Jeremy Lin, Media, /NOW

NY Fox 5 News Anchor Wonders How Jeremy Lin's Eyes Hold Up on the Court [Video]

NY Fox 5 News Anchor Wonders How Jeremy Lin’s Eyes Hold Up on the Court [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 1:42PM

Just days after an ESPNews anchor was suspended for using a racial slur in a Jeremy Lin news story comes New York’s WNYW Fox 5 news anchor making a joke about Lin’s eyes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin, /NOW

The Asian American Basketball Leagues That Helped Create Linsanity

The Asian American Basketball Leagues That Helped Create Linsanity

by Jamilah King on February 21 2012, 9:57AM

It’s estimated that in Southern California alone, there are 14,000 Japanese Americans who play in regular club tournaments. Some teams have been around for more than 50 years.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin Calls ESPN's 'Chink' Slur an 'Honest Mistake'

Jeremy Lin Calls ESPN’s ‘Chink’ Slur an ‘Honest Mistake’

by Jorge Rivas on February 20 2012, 10:53AM

Jeremy Lin says the offensive comments made by ESPN employees is no big deal. But a civil rights organization wants the network to apologize on air several times so “it is clear to all viewers that this racist language is unacceptable.”

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Jeremy Lin Gets His Own Sports Illustrated Cover

Jeremy Lin Gets His Own Sports Illustrated Cover

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 10:52AM

Now all he needs is a Wheaties box.

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Jeremy Lin Scores Game-Winning Three-Pointer With No Time Left [Video]

Jeremy Lin Scores Game-Winning Three-Pointer With No Time Left [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 10:29AM

The Linsanity continues.

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Linsanity: MSG Shares Climb to Record High, Lin's Jersey NBA's Best-Selling

Linsanity: MSG Shares Climb to Record High, Lin’s Jersey NBA’s Best-Selling

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 3:32PM

Jeremy Lin is turning in to the NBA’s new cash cow and the stock prices for the Madison Square Garden Co., are at a record high.

Topics: Jeremy Lin, /NOW

How Will Perceptions of Asians be Affected by LIN-SANITY!!! [Reader Forum]

How Will Perceptions of Asians be Affected by LIN-SANITY!!! [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 13 2012, 8:35AM

What role did soft racial bias play in keeping Jeremy Lin on the bench for so long? Colorlines.com readers discuss.

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The Subtle Bigotry That Made Jeremy Lin the NBA's Most Surprising Star

The Subtle Bigotry That Made Jeremy Lin the NBA’s Most Surprising Star

by Jamilah King on February 8 2012, 9:27AM

The Knicks point guard has dazzled the league and his teammates this season. But the reason for that surprise has everything to do with longheld assumptions about Asian American athletes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin