NBA star Jeremy Lin says DOTA 2 is "more than just a game"

Houston Rockets point guard says Valve's free-to-play game has allowed him to stay close with friends even after they moved apart.

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Believe it or not, NBA star Jeremy Lin is a big fan of Valve's free-to-play game DOTA 2. In a new interview from Rod "Slasher" Breslau at GameSpot sister site onGamers, the professional basketball player and Harvard graduate said Valve's PC title is "more than just a game" because it has allowed him to stay close with friends and family, even after they've moved apart geographically.

Lin was featured in Valve's newly released movie Free To Play and one quote that's making headlines is when he says that "Dota is a way of life." He explained this further with onGamers.

"To me, my brothers, and friends, we have a group of five that always love playing together and we've all been playing together since our sophomore year of high school," Lin said, recalling his time playing the original game. "So when I say it's a way of life, it's more than just a game, it's a chance for us to play and catch up on life. It's something that's been really incorporated into our lives for years and years, consistently, no matter where you are."

A point guard for the Houston Rockets, Lin travels the country and the world playing professional basketball. But he still makes time for DOTA 2, saying he plays about two or three times per week. Check out the full interview, which touches on how Lin believes professional basketball players and Dota players are alike, over at onGamers.

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