NYC! Come join GQ’s Devin Gordon, Grantland’s Hua Hsu, New York Magazine’s Will Leitch and documentary filmmaker Ursula Liang as they discuss the GQ’s November 2012 Cover Star Jeremy Lin at the Museum of Chinese in America this Friday. Launching the museums new sports-relared public program series, MOCASPORTS, they’ll be discussing Lin’s compelling story and what the next chapter might hold for Linsanity. Details below.
ROCKETMAN: The Future of Jeremy Lin
Friday, November 9, at 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Admission: $10 non-members/ $5 MOCA members
RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: 212 619 4875
For more information and upcoming events, please visit www.mocanyc.org.
Recommended reading: Jeremy Lin’s “Rocket Man” November GQ cover story by the estimable OG NYC blogger, Will Leitch. Leitch drove with Lin from Manhattan to Bristol, CT where he was taping an ESPN commercial segment (proof that he’s made it into the pantheon of world’s most recognizable athletes). They talked about everything that’s changed in Jeremy’s life, his brother and sister-in-law’s couch, and—of course—what happened with the Knicks.
It’s gonna be tough without him on the Knicks, but I have a hard time with those fans that have dropped the Knicks simply because Dolan and Co. dropped Lin. I’ll root for them regardless of their owner and players. Yes, I’d prefer we kept Lin (this is an understatement), but they’re my team. Maybe it’s because I’m also a Bills fan that I’m so stubborn about this, but if you really want to call yourself a fan, you stick with your team even when they make atrocious and borderline evil moves like not matching Houston’s offer sheet and leaving a befuddled Jeremy headed to Texas.
James Dolan is an awful owner and a more awful person (still not as awful as Donald Sterling though), but I don’t cheer for James Dolan; I cheer for the Knicks. It’s an important distinction.