Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, whose sudden rise to national attention coined the term “Linsanity,” shared his views about Pacquiao with GMA News earlier this week.
“I think for him to talk about what’s important to him, I don’t think anybody should be able to say what he can or can’t say who he is as a person. As long as he’s trying to be real, that’s fine,” said Lin.
In an interview last December with ESPN Magazine, Pacquiao said that he was a better fighter with God on his side.
“What I can say is, if God is with you, who can be against you…All things are possible with God,” said Pacquiao.
Lin’s remarks came not long after the release of the documentary “Linsanity,” which showcases his rise to stardom.
Officially selected for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “Linsanity” was released last week and follows Lin through many of the challenges he faced leading up to his 2012 season breakthrough.
Lin’s words of encouragement for Pacquiao come as the boxer and politician prepares for a match against Brandon Rios in Macau in late November.