SOURCE / CREDIT” CT NEWS / Christina Ong
NBA star Jeremy Lin, who is now with the Brooklyn Nets, is already proving to be the sweetest uncle for his newborn nephew, Jaden Peter Lin.
On his Instagram account (@jlin7), the Christian athlete posted a slow-motion video featuring his latest hairstyle with the initials “JPL” shaved on his back. He captions it, “JPL!! Jaden (God has heard) Peter (the rock of the church) Lin (straight swaggiest last name)…this haircut goes out to my newborn nephew! May you trust Jesus and walk on water as your middle name and my head displays lol #prouduncle #hairgames”
Lin’s fans thought his gesture was really cool, because they sent a ton of congratulations and extra wishes for his nephew, too. “Wish Jaden Peter Lin [will increase] in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man,” a fan comments. Another fan writes, “Whoa this looks awesome! Welcome to the world JPL!!!!”
Some fans thought Lin’s hairstyle looks like a samurai’s, and they are already calling the basketball star “Uncle Lin.”
Earlier, Lin revealed that despite his level of fame, he still has to contend with racial discrimination. “There’s gonna be racism everywhere I go, and some of it’s more subtle, some of it’s less malicious. I mean, every day there [are] guys with certain stereotypes or whatever, and it’s not just me. But yeah, I still go through it,” he told the New York Post.
As one of just a few Asian players in the National Basketball Association, Lin stands apart from his colleagues. Every time he travels with his group, he is the only one who gets stopped and questioned.
“I still get stopped when I try to go through away arenas and stuff, and I’m walking with my teammates, and obviously none of them are Asian but I’m the only one that gets stopped, and they ask for my credentials, stuff like that,” he said. “‘Hey, we need your credentials,’ or ‘Are you part of the team?’ Stuff like that.”
While it used to affect him negatively, Lin has learned to brush discrimination aside and focus on the good. “I just shake it off, it’s not a big deal,” he said.