I went to the Knicks game last Tuesday against the Pistons (which they won 113-86). Now while the Knicks are having a slow start….. to put it nicely….I couldn't help but notice one new player on the team. The point guard, 23 year old Jeremy Lin #17. There are very few professional athletes of Asian descent outside of baseball, so it's really great to see some of my people out there outshining even the likes of Carmelo Anthony. Lin was born in California to Taiwanese parents and went to Harvard.
His story is really a heartwarming one, and proves if you work hard and never give up on your dreams, anything is possible. He had all the odds against him, he wasn't guaranteed a spot at any of top basketball colleges, they actually told him he might be able to walk on. He was un-drafted after he graduated from college. He had a huge game a few days ago, scoring 25 points which helped the Knicks beat the Nets 99-92. On Saturday night he started and had 28 points against the Utah Jazz. I bet all those college recruits and NBA scouts are kicking themselves! I can't wait to see how the season unfolds for him. He's become a fan favorite, and I'm definitely rooting for him and will be buying a Lin jersey pronto. Gooooo Lin!!!!!!