Why You Didn’t Make it to the NBA

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If you’re reading this, there’s a chance you practiced fake buzzer beater shots in the backyard, screamed “KOBE” while you shot, or dunked on lowered 7.5ft rims. We all dreamed of playing under the bright lights of the NBA. However, life has a funny way of working itself out the way it does.

Here are the top reasons why YOU never made the NBA.

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Stereotypes: “Asian Masculinity” stereotypes: feminine demeanor and physicality, harmless, and non-confrontational. Maybe these stereotypes + us not fitting the mold got coaches and recruits feeling some type of way

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TLDR: Yeah, the odds might be stacked against us, but everything worth having is also worth working for. Chase those hoop dreams my friends. Don’t let your mom tell you otherwise. #jeremylinforpresident2020

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