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Jeremy Lin Talks Grades, Stereotypes, And Position

LIN: My GPA was not a 4.2. That’s been the rumor. It’s not even possible. My friends have been absolutely killing me about that. I had a 3.1 at Harvard.

In a Q/A with San Jose Mercury sports writer Tim Kawakami, Jeremy Lin clears the air about his grades among other interesting things. An interesting read for sure as he recounts to Kawakami, and in more detail than most interviews or features, some of the struggles with racial stereotypes lobbed at him during his college days and how he responded to it. He’s been an underdog and still is one, but looks like he’s finally turning heads and changing perceptions of what it means to have a high basketball IQ.