Thursday, 19 July 2012

Anticipating Linsanity

Jeremy Lin is moving on to Houston with a pit stop in Hong Kong
Linsanity is coming to Hong Kong.

Just after the New York Knicks passed over renewing Jeremy Lin's contract, making him free to take the Houston Rockets' $25 million, three-year offer, the phenom is coming here next month.

However the main reason isn't to shoot hoops... but to talk about how he became who he is, thanks to a higher being.

He will be here to be tell the "Story behind Linsanity" at the Hong Kong Mandarin Bible Church meeting at AsiaWorld Expo on August 26 -- a Sunday, of course.

It is a mainly Mandarin-speaking church, but Lin will be making his speech in English with simultaneous Cantonese and later in Mandarin.

Perhaps he will influence some of his die-hard fans to turn to God for inspiration?

He is well known for attributing his success to his Christian faith and open about his religion.

If he does manage to get some converts, perhaps he can consider a career in the church after his days in the NBA are over?

"I think one of the most rewarding experiences in life is to see people come to Christ and make lifestyle changes," he said in an interview in 2010. "When that happens, you definitely see God behind it... I'm really thankful that God is changing somebody, or sometimes he's changing me. To see that transformation brings me a lot of satisfaction and fulfillment. I definitely want to do something in ministry down the road, maybe as a pastor if that's where God leads."

In the meantime Hong Kong will be gearing up to welcome its favourite point guard and Houston Rocket.

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