Jeremy Lin- When does the Media Go Too Far? [POLL]
Jeremy Lin, the point guard for the New York Knicks, has gone from being a reserve to being revered in just a matter of two weeks. Lin, added to his growing mystique on Sunday by scoring a team high 28 points and dishing out 14 assists against the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.
Lin’s popularity is so strong right now, it even helped bring an end to a long standoff between Time Warner Cable and MSG Network. The first Taiwanese-born NBA player has been taking the sports world by storm.
Unfortunately, that same ‘storm’ Lin has created has affected parts of his life off the court as well. After the game on Sunday, instead of discussing a big win for his team, Lin was pleading for the safety and privacy for his family back in Taiwan.
“One special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to kind of give them their space because they can’t even go to work without being bombarded and people following them,” he said.
Lin’s grandmother is even becoming a pseudo-celebrity in Taiwan since Lin’s emergence. “I want people to respect the privacy of my relatives in Taiwan. Hopefully this will get back to everybody because they need to live their lives as well,” Lin said, the Harvard graduate has been applauded for his dealings with the media during his meteoric rise to notoriety.
Lin’s story has made for countless headlines but when does the media go too far? The fact that the media is harassing Lin’s family half way around the world would seem to qualify. After all, it’s Lin who’s making the headlines, not his family, right?