NBA player Jeremy Lin, who became an overnight sensation during the “Linsanity” craze that took the media by storm back in 2012, recently revealed the biggest sin he struggles with: pride.
Lin, 25, who made the admission while answering fan questions on his Facebook page last week, said that humility is something he truly needs to keep in check.
“I’m not humble. Pride is my greatest sin I struggle with,” Lin said. “But I’d say as I get older, go through more experiences in life and face tougher obstacles, I realize that I’m more sinful and need God more than I ever imagined.”
He made these comments while fielding questions during a social media campaign he called “Fan Appreciation Week,” an effort to interact with his social media supporters. Lin’s admission was a direct response to a Facebook user named Joey Lau who asked, “How do you keep getting more humble the more attention you get?”
Another individual named Shawn Le asked what Lin has to say to “all the doubters in the world,” with the basketball star responding, “Nothing. I play for the Man upstairs.”
Lin also answered more comical and light-hearted questions like, “Who is your favorite Ninja Turtle” and “What’s your favorite karaoke song?” His respective responses: Leonardo and “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.
Lin, an outspoken Christian, captured headlines when he led the New York Knicks on a 7-game winning streak during his first NBA season.
His performance sparked a flurry of media coverage and support that affectionately became known as “Linsanity,” according to the Christian Post.
Lin was later traded to the Houston Rockets in 2012 and be playing next season for the Los Angeles Lakers.
(H/T: Charisma News)