Jeremy Lin humbled, humorous during All-Star weekend 谦虚、幽默的林书豪在全明星周末记者会上

美国每日新闻报记者杰夫·赛尔基特2月25日报道

纽约尼克斯篮球队后卫林书豪和他同队的好友、远投手蓝德利·菲尔茨,一同走进了那个挤满了人的会议室。

林书豪在讲台上的桌子边坐位上坐下,而菲尔茨则拿起了为记者预备的,问问题的话筒。

菲尔茨说:“我是邮报的蓝德利·菲尔茨。显然,旧金山的泊罗美篮球队每年夏天都有球员的联会活动。我们希望知道谁是那里的最佳选手?我是说在2009 2010年的时候的情况。你是否可以说明一下那个事情?”

在旧金山湾区长大的,后来又在哈佛大学就读和打球的林书豪听着就微笑了。NBA的变化多端,和激动人心的文化,让林书豪能够对从史丹佛大学球队出来的菲尔茨有个答案。

“是啊!”林书豪说,“菲尔茨来是2009和2010年 旧金山泊罗美的最佳选手,那时他在奥克兰的‘信仰者队’打球,……好像那时他没有太多的朋友。”

哈哈哈,这就是全明星周末记者会

这三个礼拜以来铺天盖地的报道,正显示了林书豪成为篮球界的 头面人物,也是NBA第一位在美国出生,父母从台湾来的的华裔篮球运动员。人们对林书豪的球艺,达到了疯狂的地步。对林书豪的正面报道也频频发表 从他第三个球队出来以后,再一次回到美国国家篮球发展联盟,有时到欧洲打球,甚至也有临时不打篮球的时候。

事实上,林书豪常常卓越的球艺和超出人们想象的打法,已经使纽约尼克队重新展示了雄风。

报道转入了对他各方面的记载,从他在亚洲的影响,一直到他的肤色对他的篮球生涯的影印,也提到了那些没有名气的运动员也需要有像林书豪那样的一种 新途径,如何像林书豪一样来推销自己,从而获得良机和光明的前途。

引人注目和悄悄躲避。在尼克队输球的时候,接受大众的攻击;在尼克队赢球的时候,让其他队员成为亮点,该幽默就幽默,该严肃就严肃。

到现在为止,对于投篮命中率或者转败为胜之类在篮球场上的表现,并没有给林书豪带来太大的问题。

然而,他的信仰却是主导着他。

今年127日,在纽约尼克队对迈亚密热火队开赛之前,林书豪同菲尔茨、同队的爵罗姆·乔丹,和热火队的前锋尤特纳斯·哈斯勒姆到赛场的小教堂去祷告。

哈斯勒姆告诉新闻记者,林书豪邀请基督徒同伴为他的工作祷告,希望纽约尼克队不会在210日,让不需要的球员离开的最后一天让林书豪离开,在这个赛季里确保联盟的最低年薪($762,195)。

林书豪在一个坐满了记者,为他所设立的礼拜五晚上新闻发布会上说,“小教堂的牧师问我们有什么祷告的事项,而我知道210日就在眼前,所以这件事就在我的心里。我就是想要继续留在球队的名册里,同这个球队一直到年底。”“这些就是我与我球队的朋友们分享的事情。”

他解释了在尼克队里球衣上的号码:17号。他喜欢7号,但是尼克队的前锋卡马路·安彤尼已经拿了那个号码。

7号是我去年的球衣 ,因为这是属于上帝的数字,在圣经里多次用了这个数字。”林书豪说。“现在我选择17号,因为1就是代表我,这个7是代表上帝。当我到美国国家篮球发展联盟的时候,我是17号,我到每一处也是17号。上帝就处处与我同在。这就是我为什么坚持使用17号球衣。”

这不是林书豪所表示的敬意,在上一个赛季,他在金州勇士队的时候,是克里斯·马林拿的17号球衣,不是吗?

“哦,不,不是的。我连想都没有想到这个。”林书豪说。“他是一个极好的篮球运动员。相信我,我是他的忠实粉丝。”

如同奇迹一般,就在九天以前,林书豪根本就没有在全明星周末记者招待会的正式名单上。今天他在全明星周末记者招待会上的出现真是太离奇了。

“当然,那是绝对的!”她说。“我的任何一个新闻发布会都是普通的,而全明星周末记者会是独一无二的。单单来到这里,看到那么多的参与者和球员都在这里。真是难以置信。我仅仅是要学习、接受、欣赏在这个行程中的每一步。”

林书豪说,他不是大手大脚地花钱,“我还是一个拿最低薪水的人。这个没有改变。”

尽管如此,林书豪已经不再睡在他哥哥的沙发上了,而是搬到了曼哈顿附近,离世贸中心原址不远的一个时髦的高楼公寓里。

他是可以期待一个极大的加薪,因为在这个赛季之后,他有机会可以去任何一个球队。












讨论问题:

1.       在你那里是否听到了有关林书豪报道?

2.       媒体是怎样说到林书豪的?

3.       你觉得是什么使他那么引人注目?

4.       你是否觉得运动员是年轻人的榜样?

5.   你最喜爱的运动员是谁


By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY 2/25/12

Guard Jeremy Lin and his good buddy, New York Knicks backcourt teammate Landry Fields, walked into the packed interview room.

Lin took his spot at a table on the dais. Fields grabbed the microphone reserved for news reporters asking questions.

"Landry Fields, from The Post," Fields said. "Apparently the San Francisco Pro-Am has a league every summer with their college players. We'd like to know: Who was the MVP? I'm pretty sure the dates are 2009 and 2010. If you could just explain that."

Lin, who grew up in the Bay Area and played at Harvard, smiled. The sudden NBA and cultural sensation had an answer for Fields, who played at Stanford.

"Yeah," Lin said. "Landry Fields was the MVP of the San Francisco Pro-Am 2009, 2010. He played for the Oakland Believers … and he doesn't have a lot of friends."

Yukkin' it up All-Star Weekend.

It's a testament to Lin's level head in the face of a life-changing three weeks and unprecedented coverage since the NBA's first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent injected the league with an insanely popular and positive story — about someone about to be released from his third team and considering a return to the D-League, playing in Europe or a temporary break from basketball.

Instead, Lin's often remarkable and unexpected play has resuscitated the Knicks.

The story veers off into so many compelling tangents, from his influence in Asia to the role his race played in teams overlooking him to the idea that other lesser-known players just need a chance to Lin's newfound marketing opportunities and bright future.

Charming and self-effacing. Taking the blame when the Knicks lose. Crediting his teammates when the Knicks win. Humorous if necessary. Serious if necessary.

…So far, the moment — game-winning shots or turnover-rife performances — has not been too big or overwhelming for Lin.

His faith has played a large role in that.

When the Knicks played the Miami Heat on Jan. 27, Lin went to pregame chapel with Fields, teammate Jerome Jordan and Heat forward Udonis Haslem.

Haslem told news reporters that Lin asked his fellow worshippers to pray that the Knicks wouldn't cut him at the Feb. 10 deadline to release players or guarantee his league-minimum salary ($762,195) for the rest of the season.

"The chaplain asked us to share a prayer request, and I knew February 10th was right around the corner, so that was what was on my heart, just that I would be able to continue to stay on the roster and be with the team the rest of the year," Lin said at a packed news conference just for him Friday night. "So that's kind of what I shared with the group of guys."

        He explained his Knicks uniform number: 17. He likes No. 7, but that's Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony's number.

"Seven was my number last year, and it's one of God's numbers that he uses throughout the Bible," Lin said. "And I chose 17 because the '1' was to represent me and the '7' was to represent God. And when I went to the D-League, I had 17, and so everywhere I go, He would be right there next to me. And so that's why I stuck with 17."

       So it's not an homage by Lin, who played with the Golden State Warriors last season, to former Warriors great Chris Mullin, who wore No. 17?

"Oh, no, not at all. I didn't even think of that," Lin said. "But he's a great player. Trust me, I'm a huge fan of his."

As recently as nine days ago, Lin wasn't even officially scheduled to participate in All-Star Weekend. …Lin allowed that his inclusion in All-Star weekend has been surreal.

"Oh absolutely," he said. "Just any press conference of my own in general, let alone All-Star weekend. Just to be here and to see the company and all the players that are here is just — it's been unbelievable, and I'm just trying to take it all in and embrace it and enjoy it every step of the way."

…Lin said he has not gone on any spending splurges. "No. I'm still a minimum (salary) guy. That hasn't changed," he said.

He has, however, moved off his brother's couch and into a swanky high-rise apartment in lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. He is due for a significant raise after the season, when he is expected to become a restricted free agent.


Discussion Questions:

1.  Have you heard of Jeremy Lin in your country?  

2.  What are they saying about him in the media?

3.  Why do you think he is so popular?

4.  Do you think athletes are good role models for young people?

5.  Who is your favorite athlete?  Can you tell us about him or her?

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