Jeremy Lin Biography
Jeremy Lin is an American professional basketball player who is known for playing for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also led an expected win turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012. He grew up in San Francisco Bay Area where he earned Northern California Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school.
He then attended Havard University after he failed to receive a scholarship. There he became a three-time-all-conference player in the Ivy League., He later landed a deal in 2010 with his hometown Golden State Warriors after being undrafted out of college. Lin was raised in a Christian Family.
His parents were Ling Gie-Ming his father and Shirley Lin his mother. Both parents emigrated from Taiwan to The US in the mid- !970s. This made him become an American By birth. Lin’s paternal grandparents have the Taiwan descent from the Hokio community in Beidou, Changhua in Taiwan.
His maternal grandparents have Chinese descent after they also emigrated into Taiwan in the late 1940s. During his senior year in Palo Alto High School, he used to be captain of the basketball team where he gave them 32-1 record. He then appeared in Free to Play in the 2014 documentary which was centered around the game.
Lin is also a major fan of Dota 2 The Video game. His love for the video game made him compare his professional scene to basketball. This also made him form a Dota 2 team known as VGJ.
Jeremy Lin Age
He was born as Jeremy Shu-How Lin on August 23, 1988, in Torrance, California in the USA. As of 2018, he is 30 years old.
Jeremy Lin Height
He stands at a height of 1.91 m tall. But Lin has not shared any details about his other body measurements like his shoe size among others.
Jeremy Lin Weight
His weight is approximately 91 kg.
Jeremy Lin Nationality
He is the first American by birth to have both the Taiwanese and Chinese descent. Lin is a proud American citizen who upholds the countries laws and represents his talent on the basketball court for America. His residence is still in the United States of America.
Jeremy Lin Religion
Lin is a devout Christian who has been known for tweeting Biblical verses.
Jeremy Lin Marriage | Wife
There is no information about Lin’s marital status. He has also not revealed any detailed information on such matters. He likes keeping his private life private.
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Jeremy Lin Career
Lin first played basketball at Harvard University while he was pursuing his higher studies. It was in the institute that a Harvard coach remembered Lin in his Freshman season where he was deemed as the physically weakest guy on the team in 2007-2008. He averaged 12.6 points and was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team.
He was later on the only NCAA Division I men’s basketball player where he was ranked in the top ten in his conference for scoring 17.8 points. In his senior year, he averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.1 blocks. After finishing school, Lin was disappointed when no team chose him in the 2010 NBA draft.
In five Summer League games, he averaged 9.8 points while playing guard positions. He was later reluctant to play overseas without an NBA offer only because he had planned to do for a year before he found a non-basketball-related job. However, after the Summer League, he received offers from the Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and an unnamed Eastern Conference team.
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Jeremy Lin Trade
He has recently made an official signing with the Raptors.
Jeremy Lin Salary
Lin has signed a three year deal with Brooklyn Nets which is $38.3 million. He later received a salary of $11,483,254 in the 2016-2017 NBA season. His Salary then rose $12 million in the 2017-2018 and then rose again to $12,516,746 in the 2018-2019 season.
Jeremy Lin Contract
Lin has signed a 1-year contract with the Toronto Raptors worth $697,358. This includes a guaranteed $697,358 and an annual average Salary of $697,358 from 2018-2019.
Jeremy Lin Injury
It is no longer a secret about how Lin has struggled tremendously with injury for nine years in his NBA career. He had been limited in playing 37 games for the past two seasons. This was because had sustained injuries to hamstring and Patella.
Jeremy Lin Hawks | Atlanta Hawks
Lin was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on July 13, 2018, in exchange for the draft rights to Isaia Cordinier and also a future second-round pick. The Hawks acquired him to mentor for rookie point guard Trae Young. Trae Young was the number 5 overall pick in the draft. However, the Hawks waived Lin after finalizing a buyout on February 11, 2019. He later moved to play for the Toronto Raptors, he is currently playing for them.
Jeremy Lin Nets
He had signed a $ 36 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets where he made his debut known for the Nets in their season opener in 2016. He was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2018.
Jeremy Lin Number
He played Number 17 for Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks. From there he played Number 7 for all the other teams including his current team the Toronto Raptors.
Jeremy Lin Game Log
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Jeremy Lin All Star
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Jeremy Lin Quotes
- It seems like everybody’s perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it’s overpaid, overrated; to another group, it’s underpaid, underrated, underdog. It’s funny to me because there’s no real balance.
- I grew up in the church, and I always kind of knew Bible stories and knew the Sunday school answers, but when I was a freshman in high school I joined youth group, and that’s when I started to see radical love; that’s when I started to see what Christian community is supposed to look like and what fellowship is supposed to look like.
- You have to be wired a certain way to be a professional basketball player, and the way my body grew, something happened genetically that allowed me to become a lot more explosive.
- Coming out of college into the draft, being Asian-American and being from Harvard, that’s not going to be an advantage because of stereotypes.
- I have an economics degree with a minor in sociology. The reason I have that is because I want to do a ministry in urban areas and help with underprivileged kids.
Jeremy Lin Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $36 million.
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Why signing Jeremy Lin is a win-win for Raptors
If you cared, if he made you care, you remember where you were. Knicks-Raptors, Valentine’s Day 2012, four days after Lin lit up Kobe and the Lakers for 38 at the Garden, a week before the first of Lin’s back-to-back Sports Illustrated covers, or the cover of Time. Linsanity.
Remember? Lin was a sensation, a miracle. Undrafted Harvard grad, first-generation Taiwanese-American, waived by two teams, sleeping on a couch, hanging on. Injuries gave him a chance. He scored more points in his first five starts than any player since 1976.
The fifth was in Toronto, with 4,000 people in the sellout crowd there for Asian Heritage night. Lin tied the game on a driving three-point play, got the ball with the game tied, and asked his coach to let him go one-on-one without taking a timeout. Mike D’Antoni nodded. Lin drilled a three over Jose Calderon to win.
The whole crowd went wild, just wild. I remember laughing. Magic.
Unless Dallas does something crazy, the Raptors will sign Lin Wednesday following his buyout from Atlanta. Lin is 30 now, coming off two injury-plagued seasons; Toronto will be his eighth NBA team. The Raptors are loading up for a playoff chase. With everyone healthy, Lin will be Toronto’s fourth guard and will get a chance to help.
And he will be an icon. It’s not something he asked for, but it’s something he still carries.
“What he was able to do in just those two weeks — I will follow him wherever he goes,” says Canadian actor Simu Liu, who stars on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience and whose parents brought him to Mississauga from China at the age of 5. “I’ve been a fan of every team he’s ever been on. Until very recently, I was trying to keep up with the Atlanta Hawks, even though that was not a particularly fruitful pursuit.
“I see so much of myself in Jeremy not only because he’s Asian, but because he’s an underdog. He’d defined expectations that were put on him by everybody else. He said, I get to choose.”
Lin is the NBA’s first Asian-American player of significance. He has carved out a respectable career, and he unlocks some of the most powerful parts of the North American Asian experience: the stereotypes; the sense of perpetual foreigner syndrome; the lack of representation in a culture that never reflected them; the power when somebody does. So much is bound up in Jeremy Lin.
“One stereotype is we can be passive and timid, and … I see that a lot,” says talented Toronto-based freelance writer Alex Wong, whose parents fled Hong Kong in advance of the handover to China. “There’s some truth to that.”
“It’s not just put on us by the media, but it’s put on us by our teachers, by our peers, from a very young age,” says Liu. “So it’s very difficult not to internalize.”
(We were) starved, yes, because it wasn’t just that we were looking for an Asian basketball player,” says Ursula Liang, a filmmaker in New York whose documentary, 9-Man, chronicles the Chinese sport that started in North America in the 1930s. “We were looking for anybody, anywhere. You probably couldn’t name another Asian-American celebrity that people on the street would recognize.”
And then came Linsanity, full of glorious swag. Liang calls those times, “an emotional memory,” the kind that can still give you goosebumps. Pablo Torre, who co-hosts ESPN’s High Noon and wrote the two Sports Illustrated cover stories, says, “It’s crazy how vividly I remember those games.” Wong and his friends in Markham would tell one another, “It’s gonna end, it’s gonna end.”
“(When I see that stereotype of passivity), I think … you’re falling into the stereotype,” says Wong. “Like, you’re not going to go anywhere if you don’t think you’re as good as other people. And I guess I say all that to say, we know the NBA’s tough, and Jeremy, he does have that assertive confidence to him. And to see that, it’s transcendent for a lot of us to see.”
“I was in New York when it was happening,” says Liang, whose Chinese father and German mother both arrived in America in the 1950s. “And part of the excitement was there were 8-year-old white kids with jerseys that said Lin on the back. Like, that was exciting, to see that it wasn’t just us. Like we can be looked up to by other groups, too.”
Lin doesn’t like talking about Linsanity. Wong has interviewed Lin several times, and when Lin was in Brooklyn public relations would say, “Just don’t mention the L-word.” As Wong says, “It’s like a musician who had one single and you’ve been living off it for 20 years. No, he’s been an NBA player for nine years, and that’s unprecedented.”
But the impact remains. In 2012, Lin was second in NBA jersey sales. Playing a smaller role in Charlotte in 2016, he was still in the top 20. For first- or even second-generation Asian immigrants, Lin was different from Yao Ming, who was a distant, foreign colossus. Lin grew up in California. He was personal.
“He’s a couple inches taller than me,” says Liu, who recently interviewed Lin. “You see him walking around, and he carries himself so humbly as well. He’s just another guy. He’s everybody. All of us.”
“The Asian-American experience is so much about seeing yourself in people who look nothing like you,” says Torre. “And I think about it in terms of the immigrant experience. You, as the Asian-American, especially first generation and second generation, you must see yourself in others. In order to really survive, in order to feel any sense of connection to the culture, you must be able to see past race and find elements of someone — celebrity, athlete, whatever — that you can connect to and find important.
“And what I didn’t appreciate until years later, really until Linsanity, was that all of that circuitry that had sort of been numbed to the idea of visual, racial, cultural, ethnic similarities, that circuitry that never really got activated. When it got activated, it was like being set on fire.”
“My friends and I who watch basketball, even casually, we’ll pull up those YouTube highlights,” says Wong. “Like, we don’t go two months without saying: Remember Linsanity? We won’t even be talking about basketball; we’ll just be feeling sh—- about something and we’ll say: Let’s just watch that 10-minute YouTube clip of his highlights from the Lakers game.”
“It was incredible,” says Torre, who is of Filipino descent. “It was, I didn’t know I could feel this way. I didn’t know this was available to me as a human. So when it’s Alex Wong, when it’s me, everybody that I know that’s just a little bit Asian, the reason Jeremy Lin matters is because of that feeling.”
Wong once wrote about the Sports Illustrated covers, and regrets not getting Torre to sign one; he wants to get them framed. Torre thinks a lot about how lonely it is for Lin, and knows how acutely Lin understands that; he says “There really isn’t anybody like that in NBA history. There really isn’t.” Liang thinks a lot about the Asian-American kids who were 7 or 8 when Linsanity happened, and when that wave will hit basketball.
It’s like Liu says: Lin is all of them, in a way. Around the time of Linsanity, Liu had just lost his job as an accountant, and decided to try to enter the film industry. Jeremy Lin, and Linsanity, was rocket fuel.
“Like, my role model was Will Smith, or Matt Damon,” says Liu, from Los Angeles. “So in 2012 when Linsanity broke out, yeah, getting set on fire is a really good way to put it.”
This is a global city, an immigrant city. As of the 2016 Census, 18.1 per cent of Toronto’s 5.9 million people, or a little over a million people, were of Asian descent: Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean or Southeast Asian.
And Wednesday afternoon, Jeremy Lin will be a Toronto Raptor. He will be a part of a team that hopes to go somewhere unexplored, and do something nobody here has ever seen. He should fit right in.
Adopted from The Star News