“I want to be real – I want to be authentic – I don’t want to endorse something that I don’t do myself.”
Many know our next guest from turning around the NBA’s 2012 New York Knicks Season. Growing up in Palo Alto, he was the Northern California HS Basketball Player of the Year. He went on to graduate as a four-year starter from Harvard, but went undrafted in the NBA. Now playing for the Brooklyn Nets, Jeremy Lin, is the NBA’s first player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.
Lin’s social media audience amasses over 20 million followers, he’s an investor in several startups, has a participatory stake in esports. He also runs the Jeremy Lin Foundation, which loves and serves children, by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development.
In this episode, Jeremy and I talk about how he prepares for games in the most traveled pro sports league on the planet, why he does business with family, as well as the media and endorsement frenzy that ensued from Linsanity. He sold more jerseys and appeared on more consecutive Sports Illustrated covers than any other NBA player not named Michael Jordan. Even the Global Language Monitor declared ‘Linsanity’ had met it’s criteria to be considered an English-language word.
Welcome to Suiting Up, where professional lacrosse player, operator and investor, Paul Rabil, talks to influencers within the world of sports to examine the modern duality of a professional athlete.
Let’s go, it’s time to Suit Up.
Here’s my interview with groundbreaking basketball star & Philanthropist, Jeremy Lin:
About Suiting Up
Suiting Up is an interview style podcast featuring lacrosse star and entrepreneur, Paul Rabil. Rabil, a 2x Major League Lacrosse MVP, splits his time between the gym and office, where he manages an OTT subscription platform and an event company, directs his foundation focused on learning differences and oversees a lengthy investment portfolio. This balancing act has become the new norm for athletes who seek to strike while the iron is hot both on the field and in the boardroom and it’s a challenge that requires more than just good time management. This podcast will explore the playbook of tools, technologies and strategies that athletes use to succeed.