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Jeremy Lin asks everyone to back off his family in Taiwan

Feb 20, 2012, 11:48 AM EDT

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Linsanity has reached Taiwan, where Lin’s grandmother and other family live.

And he wants everyone to back off them.

He told the Associated Press his relatives are being “bombarded” right now.

“I just want people to respect the privacy of my relatives in Taiwan and I think hopefully this will get back to everybody because they need to live their lives as well.”

Lin’s grandmother and other relatives still live in Taiwan — and watch his games. His parents moved to the United States in the 1970s, settling in the Bay Area of California.

His request seems fair. Probably not going to happen, but it’s fair.

  1. dgbk - Feb 20, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    his request will just make ppl bother them even more……

  2. dysraw1 - Feb 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    the media will build up & the same folks who are saying all these wonderful things about the kid will be the same folks that will try to destroy the kid when things are not going right. its entirely too much hype, sure he is playing well but even Steve Nash has slumps

  3. nmanx62 - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Paparazzi are spawn of the devil, and will never have any decency or respect for the privacy of anyone who is famous, or related to someone famous, if they think they can make a dime from selling pictures.

    • 00maltliquor - Feb 21, 2012 at 1:15 AM

      I wish there was a 100x thumbs up button for that comment. I think paparazzi are the lowest form of scum on the earth.

  4. cowboyscanada - Feb 20, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Its too bad, but they will probably not be left alone. There are far too many scumball pprzzi ppl out there.

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