Jeremy Lin (林書豪), the first NBA player of Taiwanese descent, sees some advantages in being an Asian playing basketball in the US.
“I think the advantage of being an Asian basketball player in America is that no one expects anything from you, and no one thinks you are going to be good,” Lin told a press conference in Taipei yesterday. “The reason why I said it was an advantage is because everyone takes you lightly, and the minute you step out on the court, you give it to them and you immediately earn their respect, but no one is going to give it to you right away, not in America at least.”
Source: Taipei Times. Read full article. (link)