Jeremy Lin Speaker Profile
Guard for the Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lin Biography
After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of Harvard University, Lin reached a partially guaranteed contract deal in 2010 with his hometown Golden State Warriors. He seldom played in his rookie season and was assigned to the NBA Development League (D-League) three times. He was waived by the Warriors and the Rockets the following preseason before joining the New York Knicks early in the 2011–12 season. He continued to play sparingly and again spent time in the D-League. In February 2012, he unexpectedly led a winning streak by New York while being promoted to the starting lineup, which generated a global following known as Linsanity. In the summer of 2012, Lin signed a three-year contract with the Rockets.
Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the league. He is also known for his public expression of his Christianity.
After he became a starter for the Knicks, the Associated Press called Lin "the most surprising story in the NBA". Bloomberg News wrote that Lin "has already become the most famous [Asian American NBA player]". Knicks fans developed nicknames for him along with a new lexicon inspired by his name, Lin. Most popular was the word Linsanity, the excitement over the unheralded Lin. Time.com ran an article titled, "It's Official: Linsanity Is for Real". Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson said, "The excitement [Lin] has caused in [Madison Square] Garden, man, I hadn't seen that in a long time." He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the headline "Against All Odds", which the Times called "the greatest tribute". He also made the cover of Time in Asia; Forbes wrote, "Congratulations Jeremy. You have now made the cover of Time the same number of times as Michael Jordan. Linsanity reigns on." Lin's story was also on the front-page of many Taipei newspapers. "I haven't done a computation, but it's fair to say that no player has created the interest and the frenzy in this short period of time, in any sport, that I'm aware of like Jeremy Lin has," said NBA commissioner David Stern.
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Posted on 10 May 2017 | 8:19 pm
Brooklyn Nets Jeremy Lin recently spoke in an interview about the many stereotypes against Asian men, and how that impacts him in his career. He talked with an interviewer and Asian-American fitness activist Kevin Kreider about the stigma that comes along with being of Asian descent and how this makes it more challenging for them to be successful in professional sports. One such example...[Read More]
Posted on 28 September 2016 | 4:37 pm
Brooklyn Nets Jeremy Lin has recently signed a deal with China Digital Group and Vici Gaming to help create the new Dota 2 team, VGJ, to develop a celebrity brand in eSports. The CDC has stated that eSports has become one of the most profitable businesses in growth over the recent years, and plants to build it an even bigger marketing plan. Lin’s world-wide fame in the professional...[Read More]
Posted on 17 August 2016 | 4:45 pm
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin spoke this summer at the World Economics Forum in Tianjin, China where he was spreading the word of the Gospel and Jesus Christ. The basketball star spoke openly about how he identifies himself with his religion before his ethnicity and is attempting to spread the word everywhere that he can, as many rural places don’t have access to media the same way...[Read More]
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