Sports instead of politics for a change.
One of the most inspirational sports story I've ever heard is unfolding right now. An overlooked basketball player who took the most unlikely path to an unfacied NBA team because nobody else wanted him is making waves in the NBA. He went to college without a sports scholarship and was undrafted when he left college in 2010. His physique is unimpressive - he is shorter and less athletic than the average players. He graduated from Harvard and the previous Harvard player to make it to NBA was 60 yrs ago when the playing standard was much lower- if you want to play basket ball professionally, you wouldn't go to Harvard. The first team that signed him, the Warriors, put him on the inactive list and waived him to another team, the Knicks, that wanted him as a backup player. They were 2 weeks away from releasing him when he was brought off the bench because the team was losing badly and became shorthanded due to injury. In the next 3 games, he broke the previous NBA record for the highest 3 game point total for a starter since the 1976 NBA and ABA merger. In his fourth game, he outscored basketball superstar Kobe Bryant. In his fifth game against the Raptors Tuesday night he smashed Shaquille O’Neal;s record for the most points scored in the first five starts of a career (136 vs 129).
This player's name is Jeremy Lin....and by the way, he is an American-Chinese