Jeremy Lin reached out to terminated ESPN editor Anthony Federico, author of the much maligned “chink in the armor” headline on the company’s mobile site. The two had lunch at a Manhattan restaurant and discussed their “shared Christian values.” They spoke of the headline for not “more than three minutes.”
A member of Lin’s family reached out to Federico via e-mail more than a month ago, according to Federico. After several attempts to get Lin and Federico to meet were scuttled because of the Knicks point guard’s busy schedule, the meeting finally took place at a Manhattan restaurant and left Federico thankful for Lin’s graciousness.
“The fact that he reached out to me,” Federico said. “The fact that he took the time to meet with me in his insanely busy schedule . . . He’s just a wonderful, humble person. He didn’t have to do that, especially after everything had kind of died down for the most part.
Coincidentally, Max Bretos returns from his asinine suspension today. May we all follow Jeremy Lin’s example by showing empathy toward fellow human beings and break from taking offense long enough to focus on the true injustices in this world.
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