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Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

Operagasm Supports Lin-sanity!

by Melissa Wimbish

Have you heard about Jeremy Lin? He’s like the Renée Fleming of basketball. Except he’s tall and Asian-American.

The first time I heard this story, my eyes filled with tears of joy! Maybe it’s because I’m not used to looking at a television and the dramatic light changes triggered my tear ducts…or maybe it’s because I’m an “emo” singer who’s a sucker for a success story. Whatever the reason, it got me excited about basketball again.

I grew up watching and playing (on the blacktops at Westwood Elementary, son!) during the reign of Michael Jordan. When he left the Bulls, the whole game died for me because of all of the cocky jerks that followed his footsteps. (COugh couGH Cough Kobe Bryant and other people similar to him.) Perhaps this beacon of “Lin-spiration” will once more bless the world of basketball with real grace and skill.

Let this story lift your spirits today, but ESPECIALLY those of all the singers who woke up on someone else’s couch in order to make an audition today. Keep ballin’.

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