New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin had lunch with former ESPN employee Anthony Federico who was fired last month for writing an offensive headline about the point guard, according to Newsday.
"It went incredible," Federico said. "I'm just so excited we had a chance to meet. We talked for an hour. I'm just so thankful."
Federico expressed how gracious he was for the Knicks sensation to meet with him even after so much time had passed since the ordeal. According to the former ESPN employee, most of their discussion pertained to their shared Christian faith and Lin’s knee injury rather than the controversial headline published by Federico back on Feb. 19. The two met after one of Lin’s family members reached out to the Federico more than month ago after he was fired for publishing a racially offensive headline on ESPN mobile referencing a Knicks’ loss in which Lin had nine turnovers.