Jeremy Lin made his huge debut with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. It absolutely was a pretty strong game for Line who picked up 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Not to talk about, the Raptors ended up winning the game 129-120 against the Washington Wizards. Right after the game, Lin talked about his first game with a new team and also talked about what it means to him to become a basketball player of Asian descent.

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“I’m very proud to represent Asian people on a global platform and on a global scale,” Lin said. “So for me to be here where there’s a lot of Asians is great.

Lin furthermore talked about his struggles in the past of being offered the responsibility to represent his culture and exactly how he’s been able to accept it over time.

“I used to run from it because that’s all anybody ever wanted to ask about. Oh, he’s Asian, he’s Asian, he’s Asian,” Lin explained. “I was like, talk about my basketball. But now, people are seeing I can play and I belong in the NBA, and I’ve really embraced just being able to represent Asians and to do that in the right way hopefully and do my best.”

The Raptors are now 43-16 on the season and are second place in the Eastern Conference.

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