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Jeremy Lin: 'I can’t even really explain just how happy I am"

In an interview and a video, Jeremy Lin tells Abe Schwadron of SLAM about just good it feels to be the Nets starting point guard.

"To have this role, I’m so excited I can’t even really explain just how happy I am. There’s days where after we work out or play pickup or whatever, I’m just like, Man, it feels natural. I’m a leader. I’m a starting point guard. I run the show—and that’s something I’ve done my whole life on the court. So the last few years playing in a backup position, to me, that’s not who I was created to be as a player, that’s not natural. I feel like I wanna be the guy in the front. I wanna be the guy leading the charge, and I feel that here."

He spoke as well about his fans

"My story is so unique, and so there are people that always support different parts of my story. It might be that I’m Asian, or it might be that I went to Harvard, or it might be that I grew up in an immigrant family or the underdog story or the Ivy League. For me it’s just something I want to be grateful for every day. I used to take my fans more for granted, and now I’m really thankful for them and I think I do a better job of showing that."