Jeremy Lin

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Full Name Jeremy Lin
Age 31 Years Old
Nick Name Linsanity, Hero
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date August 23, 1988
Birth Place Torrance, California, United States
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Jeremy Shu-How Lin is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global craze known as "Linsanity". Lin is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, and one of the few Asian Americans to play in the league. He is also known for his public expression of Christianity.

Jeremy Lin on his future, fall of Linsanity: 'I have no choice but to be completely dependent on God'

Jeremy Lin has been through a lot -- a knee injury and other setbacks -- since Linsanity was a global phenomenon. Although he recently was on a team that won the NBA championship, he broke down about recent failures and offered hope in Jesus Christ. The 30-year-old former Toronto Raptors reserve turned free agent, born in California and of Taiwanese descent, gave a tear-filled testimony to a room full of Christians in Taiwan for GOOD TV, a Christian station."Man, it's hard and life's hard," Lin said, in between tears, "and I've given more of myself to God every single year, and every year it gets harder." He broke down while saying he felt like he didn't earn the NBA championship but members of the audience applauded him, with some shouting: "We love you" and "you're the best."

"In English, there's a saying and it says once you've hit rock bottom the only way is up, but rock bottom seems to be getting more and more rock bottom for me," the Harvard University graduate said in a clip that went viral on social media. “Free agency has been tough because I feel like, in some ways, the NBA has given up on me.” Lin, who titled his talk "The Waiting Game," shared he dreaded giving the talk, something he's done every year, sharing his testimony and offering coaching to young athletes."My fear for my career has always been to not be the player that I knew that I could be, and now I'm face to face with that, and I'm at a place where I have no choice but to be completely dependent on God," he said.

Famous For

  • American Professional basketball Player

Early Life of Jeremy Lin

Jeremi Lin was born on August 23, 1988, in Torrance, California. He holds American nationality with mixed Asian-American ethnicity. He was born to his father Gie-Ming Lin and mother Shirley Lin along with his two brothers Joseph Lin and Joshua Lin. Lin's paternal family are Hoklo people from Beidou, Changhua, Taiwan. Lin's father taught him to play basketball at the local YMCA. And his mother Shirley helped form a National Junior Basketball program in Palo Alto where Lin played. She worked with coaches to ensure his playing did not affect academics. She was criticized by her friends for letting Lin play so much basketball, but let him play the game he enjoyed. Lin loves playing video games and also Lin is a major fan of the video game Dota 2, having played the first game in the series, Defense of the Ancients, since his sophomore year of high school. He appeared in Free to Play, the 2014 documentary centered around the game, in which he described Dota 2 as a "way of life" that helped him better connect with his family and friends.

Regarding his education, Lin attended Harvard University after receiving no athletic scholarship offers, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League.

Body Measurements of Jeremy Lin

How Tall is Jeremy Lin?

Professional American Basketball player Jeremy Lin stands 6ft 3in tall with a bodyweight of 91 kg.

Career of Jeremy Lin

  • Lin started his professional career by joining the Dallas Mavericks for mini-camp as well as their NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.
  • With his amazing performance, he received offers from the Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and an unnamed Eastern Conference team.
  • On July 21, 2010, Lin signed a two-year deal with his hometown Warriors. Lin's deal was partially guaranteed for the 2010–11 NBA season and the Warriors held a team option for the second season.
  • The deal included a first-year salary of close to $500,000, more than half of which was guaranteed.
  • Lin also signed a three-year guaranteed contract with Nike. His jersey was already on sale before his first NBA game.
  • Lin made his NBA debut the next game during the Warriors' Asian Heritage Night. He received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the final minutes.
  • In September 2011, Lin played a few games for the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) club Dongguan Leopards at the ABA Club Championship in Guangzhou, China, where he was named the MVP of the tournament.
  • On December 27, after an injury to guard Iman Shumpert, the New York Knicks claimed Lin off of waivers to be a backup behind Toney Douglas and Mike Bibby.
  • In January, Lin was assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League, and on January 20, he scored a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists in the BayHawks' 122–113 victory over the Maine Red Claws.
  • On February 4, against the New Jersey Nets and All-Star guard Deron Williams, Lin had 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists—all career highs—in a 99–92 Knicks victory.
  • On February 14, with less than a second remaining in the game, Lin made a game-winning three-pointer in the Knicks' 90–87 win over Toronto.
  • During the 2012 offseason, the Knicks encouraged Lin to seek other offers, but he and the press expected that the team would re-sign him given its need for a young guard, his good play, and worldwide popularity.
  • In 2012, Lin was signed by 'Houston Rockets' for $19.5 million.
  • In 2013–14, Lin was replaced in the Rockets' starting lineup by Patrick Beverley.
  • Lin scored a season-high 29 on March 22 in a win over Philadelphia, Scott returned him to the starting lineup.
  • On July 9, 2015, Lin signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Lin made his debut for the Hornets in the team's season opener against the Miami Heat on October 28.
  • Lin's first and only season with the Hornets came to an end after the Hornets were defeated by the Heat in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Lin became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2016.
  • On July 7, 2016, Lin signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
  • He made his debut for the Nets in their season opener on October 26, 2016, in an away game against the Boston Celtics.
  • On December 12, 2016, he returned to action for Brooklyn for the first time since November 2 when he suffered a strained left hamstring. He played 20 minutes off the bench and scored 10 points in a 122–118 loss to the Houston Rockets.
  • On July 13, 2018, Lin was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, along with draft picks, in exchange for the draft rights to Isaia Cordinier and a future second-round pick.
  • On February 13, 2019, Lin signed with the Toronto Raptors.
  • In the first NBA Finals held outside of the United States, he became the first Asian American to win an NBA title.

Additionally

  • During his senior year in 2005–2006, Lin captained Palo Alto High School.
  • He played for Harvard University where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League.

Personal Life of Jeremy Lin

Is Jeremy Lin married?

Jeremy lin is an unmarried man neither in a relationship with anyone as there are no rumors of him dating anyone. Jeremy Lin loves to spend time with his family when he is not playing or training. He is a religious person and has a desire to become a pastor in the future. Therefore, we can assume that Jeremy Lin is single and he is happy with his life.

Besides, In October 2016, he donated $1 million to his alma mater, ‘Harvard University.’ 

Birthday of Jeremy Lin

American basketball player Jeremy Lin celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of August with his friends and family. Currently, he is 30 years old.

Net Worth of Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin has earned a considerable amount of money from his career. basketball and his endorsement deal with Volvo, Nike, Adidas and Steiner Sports are the main sources of his wealth. As of 2019, The Net worth of Jeremy Lin is estimated to be around $170 Million.

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