NBA Player Jeremy Lin Puts Book Plans on Hold Amid Media 'Frenzy'

Jeremy Lin against Washington Wizards - P 2012
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Jeremy Lin against Washington Wizards - P 2012

Agent Abate says idea postponed until it can get “the thoughtful consideration it deserves.”

The media and pop culture "frenzy" over New York Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin has caused him to put plans for a book on hold, according to book agent Richard Abate.

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Earlier reports had Lin pursuing a book deal, possibly a memoir, by retaining the well-known Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment to explore a possible deal.

Now Abate has issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying Lin and his representatives have “decided to postpone” a book until the NBA player has time to give it “thoughtful consideration.” He provided no indication when Lin might restart the idea of a book.

Read Abate’s full statement here:

“Earlier this month, Mr. Lin's representatives asked me to arrange meetings to explore the possibility of a book deal. As the frenzy surrounding Mr. Lin has escalated, his representatives wisely decided to postpone those meetings until they can approach the development of a book project with the thoughtful consideration it deserves. Mr. Lin's representatives are not entertaining book offers at this time so I'm not currently acting on their behalf.”