NBA player Jeremy Lin dishes up Easter feast to homeless Vancouver residents

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      There was an element of Lin-sanity at today's annual Easter feast put on by the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver and New Westminster.

      That's because Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin was among the many volunteers serving meals to thousands of the region's poorest residents.

      Lin is very open about being a Christian, so it's natural for him to volunteer with Union Gospel Mission, which is a Christian charity.

      The day before, he tweeted about the significance of Good Friday.

      After doing his volunteer work, Lin took in his first Canucks game at Rogers Arena.

      In 2012 Lin became an NBA sensation when he came off the bench and lit up the scoreboard game after game for the New York Knicks.

      In the process he became the most famous Taiwanese American in history, eclipsing writer Iris Chang, whose 1997 history book, The Rape of Nanking, generated international acclaim.

      After the 2012 season, Lin signed with the Houston Rockets where he remained until 2014.

      That's when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He then spent a season with the Charlotte Hornets before joining the Brooklyn Nets in 2016.

      In this year's season opener, Lin suffered a knee injury and is in Burnaby recuperating.

      It's worth noting that Burnaby has perhaps the largest population of Taiwanese Canadians in the country. 

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