Evans Clinchy
Monday February 20th, 2012

Jeremy Lin has had a magical couple of weeks for the New York Knicks to the delight of millions of fans worldwide -- but the journey hasn't been so magical for Lin's family back in Taiwan, who have been drowning in unwanted attention.

"The special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to give [my family] space, because they can’t even go to work without being bombarded, without people following them," Lin said today according to Yahoo! Sports. "I want people to respect their privacy."

Lin's paternal grandmother, Lin Chu Muen, 85, is among the relatives currently living in the Taipei region of Taiwan. Lin also addressed the recent uproar over ESPN's recent use of an ethnic slur against him, saying that he accepted the network's apology and had no hard feelings.

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