Jeremy Lin Research Paper

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Jeremy Lin, the underdog of the NBA. His full name is Jeremy Shu-How Lin, born on August 23, 1988 to Gie Ming and Shirley Lin. His parents emigrated to ths U.S in the mid- 1970s, making him the first Asian American player of Taiwanese of decent. Although he is very big now, he was always pretty good at this game called basketball. He was tall, quick, and had a high basketball I.Q. He lead his team of Palo Alto High School to a very successful season, 32 and 1. Also winning their division championship. Lin was categorized in the first-team allstate, he also won the Northern California Division two player of the year. After highschool, he sent out mixtapes of highlights to colleges, but they weren't seriously looking at him for sports. So he attended Harvard, where he played basketball all four years, and majored in economics. His…show more content…
He was the only division one player to be in the top ten for almost every stat. He Senior year, he was finalists for many of the basketball awards, and landed on the All-Ivy First team. Sadly he went unnoticed and undrafted. That didn't stop him, he continued to work hard until he was picked up by the Maverics for summer-league. Although he didn't make it on to the Maverics team, he was picked up from the free agency by the Golden-State Warriors. Playing under Monte Ellis and Stephen Curry, he didn't have much of a chance to play. He was dropped after that season into the D-league. He was later picked up by the rockets, and dropped back into the D-League. He wouldn't let this be the end of his NBA career. He stayed hopeful, he kept to his faith in himself, and God. He was soon picked up by the New York Knicks, where he wasn't playing much. Then he had his chance! He played against the New Jersey Nets, and he took the game over. He had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists, out playing the all-star guard Deron Williams. That's where Lin's journey began to take off. Since then, the Knicks have won 7

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