NBA player Jeremy Lin recently expanded upon his remarks in the documentary Free to Play that "Dota 
is a way of life." Talking to OnGamer
, Lin said that the MOBA brought him, his family, and his friends closer together.
"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," he said. "It's something that's been really incorporated into our lives for years and years, consistently, no matter where you are."
Lin said that he normally played Dota 2
two to three times a week and admires the dedication and drive that exists in the community. In fact, he sees professional gamers in a similar light as professional athletes: "It takes a ton of work, it takes a lot of strategy, it takes a lot of commitment and takes a lot of discipline... You definitely have to understand the game and work on it, hone your skills.