Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 4:04 pm  |  35 responses

Music: Jeremy Lin Rap

A rhyme about the NBA’s newest “phenom.”

Teacher/rapper Mega Ran was inspired by Knicks guard Jeremy Lin‘s story and wrote a rap song, hoping to inspire his students to keep going despite immeasurable odds. Check it out.

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I’m scared to click play cause of how bad it might be…

  • bike

    A rap song about an asian nba player who has had only two back to back good games?
    Okay, it’s time for Tebow to weigh in on Jeremy now.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Abe Schwadron

    “First ivy leaguer in the league since Chris Dudley”…Absolutely amazing.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Kinda thought Jin would’ve done this for Lin. Just sayin’…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    @O That would’ve been amazing!


    I like it.

  • Dingo Rob

    Spirit lifting, makes me forget about the lockout and reminds me of anothet reason why I love the NBA

  • fruizm

    @Dingo Rob…haha youre still thinking about the lockout??

  • badaboom

    i ate american to get real tall, i told my moms “f*k dat rice shyt”, now they standin at my **lz, i got a big s*****g like my name paul wall, ball hoggin suckas off tha court now its time for me to win, show these sucka azz fools who tha f*k is J Lin… chyea!!

  • LeBryanNash

    I got yo girl
    She always eat my dick for dinn
    She says she want a (wanna) ball
    Call her Mrs. Lin

  • Jono

    this rap isn’t too bad, could be ALOT worse (aka. yao ming yao ming yao ming…..)

  • tavoris

    gotta love Jeremy Lin…it’s great that there are so many humble and likeable NBA players.

  • TMay

    Hopefully he doesnt have a career like Chris Dudley did because he was SORRY!!!

  • Rich

    The song wasn’t bad at all. He sounds like Jeezy or something.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    So 2 good games means you get a theme song? Sheeeit…I just dropped 19/22pts in back-to-back games at the park, where the hell is my song?

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    I was ready to cringe through that whole thing. Turned out to be okay.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    im happy for JLin but 2 games isnt enough for a song…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    this is starting to be tebow all over again, wth is going on.

  • Robin

    Finally, the Knicks got some energy in MSG. Lin doing work!

  • That Dude

    “Even if it only lasts a moment/Jerry Lin took it and owned it”
    I can get down with that. Gotta love rooting for the underdog. Jeremy Lin is a great story regardless of whether this continues or not.

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    Just heard it. Not bad.

  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    Kids, if your dad works in IT in Silicon Valley and you go to Harvard and major in Economics, well it just seems your dreams can come true! Go you underdog!

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    ^ LOL yup.
    I keep hearing about how he’s the first Ivy Leaguer since Chris Dudley in the NBA like he overcame some hardship or something.
    I mean, you gotta feel sorry for all those Ivy Leaguers that came before him.
    Instead of making it to the L and getting a non-guaranteed $400,000 contract for a year or two, they have to settle for using their Economics degrees to work at a sh*tty $120,000 a year job for the next 40 years of their lives.
    Ha ha it would take me four years to make $120,000 at my current job.
    In the military I was making $20,000 a year. Ballin, son.
    Not hating, just think its funny how the whole Ivy League thing is being spun as a negative he turned into a positive is all.

  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    It’s bugging me. I’m really not getting it. What did he have to overcome and why is it so awesome? He had to sleep on a teammate’s couch? Can you imagine how confortable Landry Fields’ couch is? How does this guy get a free ride and Allen Iverson – 15yo mom, dad in prison, no electricity or water growing up, got five years a fight in a bowling alley, not to mention 5’11″ and 165lbs playing two guard – is the biggest pariah the league has ever seen?

  • TimmyJim

    J Lin got no d1 offers even though he was the top player in cali coming out of high school. he went undrafted even though he was a very good player in college. Sure he wouldn’t have starved either way, but people been sleepin on this dude every step of the way because hes asian, because hes good at school, because he was smart enough to get in an ivy league school. Thats why he overcame a lot to get into the league.

  • Kobester

    JLin is here and he ain’t going nowhere. He will be the starter for the Knicks at PG at least for this season. He just need a chance to shine and he finally got that chance here. He’s not gonna avg. 25 points for the season obviously but nobody can stop him from being a solid contributor from now on.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Holy f*cking bandwagon..

  • ClydeSays

    You see this every season in the NBA. Some dude riding DEEP on the bench finally gets minutes & takes off. Of course the opposing coach hasn’t prepared the team for him, there is NO scouting report on him, etc. They typically have a decent 10 game run before opposing defenses start preparing for them & start taking their game away. If Lin (or any other player) can overcome THAT and make adjustments, then you’ve got something. I’m not saying Lin can’t play right now. Obviously, just making an NBA roster requires alot of skills. But succeeding for a few games and then being successful season after season are two VASTLY different things. Then again, this Knicks team is a mess, so fans are looking for any reason to cheer…

  • DeeDre

    So let me get this straight, when some Horizon League Norris Cole guy has a couple of good games in the beginning of the year on a stacked Heat team, people want to ride his shaft but Jeremy Lin takes a struggling Knicks squad and basically plays like he’s a vet and lead them to victory, people want to hate automatically. I get it. Prejudice in it’s prime

  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    @DeeDre – Where’s the Norris Cole rap? The ‘Norris-Sanity’ headlines on Slamonline? The Norris Cole celebrating on SportsCentre? The report that Norris Cole has increased Heat ticket sales?

  • http://anyoldthing Ugh

    So he had to face racism – he’s not sleeping on the team bus on road trips or hearing threats of lynching every night like NBA players in the fifties. So he was good at school – that makes being student athlete _easier_, not harder. So he went to a DII school – so did Dennis Rodman and Ben Wallace, but those guys are actually among the best at their jobs ALL TIME, not having a couple of good games in a lame duck season by a sub-.500 team.

    You know why there’s no perspective on this Lin boosterism? Because he’s Asian. People are saying he’s ‘inspiring’ and ‘had a lot to overcome’ because he’s Asian. People are calling him an underdog because Asians aren’t supposed to be good at basketball and that somehow being Asian and making it in the NBA means he’s an exception because he shouldn’t be able to play at all, like he’s short like Muggsy Bogues or should be starting for the Paralympics squad.

    It’s racism. People think Lin is ‘inspiring’ and ‘an underdog’ because they’re racist.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    Nah, people think he’s inspiring or an underdog because he overcame racism.
    How can anyone justify UCLA and Standford not offering him a scholarship when he he was in their home state and they should’ve known he was tearing sh*t up in high school?
    How can he go undrafted when he was clearly better than some second round picks who have yet to see an NBA court?
    And Harvard isn’t a DII school, Ivy League is DI.
    I was more agreeing with the whole thing about Lin coming from Harvard and making the NBA is a success story as if he wouldn’t have found success regardless.
    But don’t get it twisted, kid definitely had to overcome some sh*t.
    Sure, AI did too, but come on now. Even after that high school brawl and his arrest, schools were still salivating over him and offering him scholarships.
    And that fight and arrest are sh*t he can control, Lin can’t control other peoples prejudices.
    It’s not like AI’s scholarship from GTown was rescinded, he still got to go to his dream school.
    Lin’s dream school, UCLA, wouldn’t give him the time of day.

  • D12FSU

    thought this was gonna be a joke rap like the yao ming song.. but was pleasently surprised

  • eldrito

    check out this song about jeremy lin http://youtu.be/h6eYflW8NvU