Jeremy Lin looks like a seasoned pro on the cover of GQ. Inside the magazine, he seems refreshingly humble and grounded.
When it comes to New York Knicks fans, Lin admitted that he fell in love with them during his time with the team. “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.”
Lin also admitted that some of the criticism about him is true. “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.”
Read more in the November 2012 issue of GQ.