Jeremy Lin is known to pick his spots to speak, careful not to overdo it in a media culture that hangs on the man’s every word. Linsanity may end up being Lin’s Citizen Kane, his masterpiece. But just as Orson Welles preferred to talk about other projects, those he made after his precocious youth, so does Lin. Lin wants to write new chapters that make Linsanity a blip, not his enduring legacy.
But Lin does like to talk — and he’s good at it. And people who love to listen to Jeremy Lin talk get a special treat this week. Because Lin has figured out a way to get his chat on without having to chat about, well, Jeremy Lin. Instead, Lin’s been hired on as a commentator for the giant DOTA 2 tourney happening this week in Seattle. The online multiplayer battle game is serious business — there’s $18 million in prize money at stake this week in Seattle. And Lin is no slouch at DOTA 2 himself — he plays the game regularly and with passion, even during the NBA season. The only thing Lin hasn’t publicly admitted about his DOTA 2 obsession is that in his head, sometimes the enemies he’s crushing look like just like Byron Scott!