Jeremy Lin Covers GQ November 2012

Posted Tuesday October 16, 2012 1:35 PM GMT

With a new NBA season starting on October 30, Jeremy Lin kicked up the "Linsanity" by covering the November 2012 issue of GQ magazine.

The 24-year-old athlete looked sporty in a Calvin Klein suit with Nike sneakers for the Paola Kudacki shot spread while talking about topics including his rise to success and the New York Knicks.

A few highlights from Mr. Lin's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to GQ!

On what lies ahead in his career:
“People are always saying, ‘He’s only started twenty-five games, there’s so many uncertainties.’ And I agree. I totally agree. I don’t know how my next season’s going to turn out. The things that I struggled with before last year, I’m going to struggle with next year—there’s that learning process. Just because you have x amount of good games doesn’t mean that you have drastically improved as a player. It just means that what you could do is finally being shown. But I have to get better.”

On his ethnicity having a role in the NBA:
“If I can be honest, yes. It’s not even close to the only reason, but it was definitely part of the reason. There’s a lot of perceptions and stereotypes of Asian-Americans that are out there today, and the fact that I’m Asian-American makes it harder to believe, even crazier, more unexpected. I’m going to have to play well for a longer period of time for certain people to believe it, because I’m Asian. And that’s just the reality of it.”

On being a New York Knick:
“You can’t ask for a city or a fan base to embrace somebody more than they embraced me. I know it’s kind of silly to talk about it with only two years under my belt in the league, but going in before free agency, I was like, ‘I want to play in front of these fans for the rest of my career.’ I really did. I really wanted to play in front of the Madison Square Garden fans for the rest of my career, because they’re just unbelievable.”

Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki for GQ

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