It’s an exciting time for Jeremy Lin. The groundbreaking NBA guard is eager to put last year’s Lakers debacle behind him and take his skills and experience to new environs — and to new heights next fall. (Lin is a free agent, and should be a very savvy pickup for the right team.) He’s busy off the court, too — Lin’s enormous fan base keeps him busy as a desirable product endorser. And there’s also his role as a cultural icon. Lin said in recent interview with Asia Blog, “I appreciate the fact that I have a unique voice and perspective… many people see me as much more than a basketball player.”
Given that it’s been four years since Linsanity made him a global superstar, Lin’s had time to reflect on his journey. The one thing he’d change, he admits in the interview, is that he would have had more confidence early on in his career. Besides enjoying each moment more fully, Lin says he would tell his younger self to “be confident and believe in yourself because I feel like it took me a while to get to that point after getting into the NBA.” The next team that gets him will be glad to hear he’s there now.