Slurs and stereotypes: why US pro sports leagues lack Asian American stars

Jeremy Lin’s dominance of the NBA turned out to be brief. But athletes don’t need to play for huge teams to prove their worth

I’ll always remember 14 February 2012, partly because it was my birthday but also because America was in the grip of Linsanity, a dazzling two-week period during which Jeremy Lin was one of the world’s best basketball players. That day, Lin hoisted up a three-pointer with time winding down against the Toronto Raptors.

Yes, that game

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