Spokenword artist Bao Phi continues the trilogy of pieces about Jeremy Lin. Using sports analogies, he illustrates the visibility that Jeremy Lin gained himself as well as given to Asian Americans. He also dives deeper into Asian American issues even as Jeremy Lin was rising in the spotlight during Linsanity. In the face of all the negativity and hater, Lin played on and so should you. You can be anything that no one thinks you can be. From obscurity to global phenomenon, you never know what lies in your future.
ARTIST STATEMENT: This poem and video was originally conceptualized at the height of Linsanity as one in a trilogy — the first, “Lin. Sanity” by Giles Li and Ash Hsie, was posted last week. “467” alludes to the rank Jeremy Lin had in the NBA prior to Linsanity. When Jeremy Lin went down with an injury, the whole plan was put indefinitely on hold. The recent (and baffling) vitriol that sports media outlets have thrown Jeremy Lin’s way escalated the timeline. Thank you to all involved in making this video, and keep an eye out for another video in the trilogy
Also see Lin. Sanity. by Giles Li as part of the trilogy.
Lin 467 to the Future