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Jeremy Lin sees no disadvantage in being Asian

UNDERESTIMATED:Lin said people take Asians lightly until they show their skills and said young players should work hard, believe in themselves and have fun

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

On the debate about his nationality, Lin said he grew up in the US and that he has grandparents who were born and raised in China. His parents, on the other hand, are from Taiwan. There was a lot of history, he said.

Lin was also asked about his personal life, asking whether he has a girlfriend. Lin did not seem to get offended and answered the questions with humor: “Let’s make a deal: When I get a girlfriend, I will e-mail all you guys.”

Lin has repeatedly expressed the hope of visiting a night market, but he said that is also unlikely to happen on this trip. “I want to eat night market food,” said Lin when asked what Taiwanese food he most wanted to have.

“But I am okay with not going this year,” he said.

Additional reporting by CNA

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