58 Facts About Jeremy Lin

1. Jeremy Lin is a close friend of former Knicks teammate Landry Fields.

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2. In October 2016, Jeremy Lin donated a million dollars to Harvard University to "support undergraduate financial aid and renovations to Lavietes Pavilion".

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3. In 2016, Jeremy Lin formed his own professional Dota 2 team, known as "VGJ", originally created as a partnership between the investment company China Digital Group and eSports organization Vici Gaming.

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4. Jeremy Lin 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.

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5. Jeremy Lin relocated to a luxury condo in White Plains, New York, after his Knicks contract became guaranteed.

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6. Jeremy Lin took a few Mandarin classes while attending Harvard to try to improve.

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7. Jeremy Lin credited his NBA success to playing without pressure.

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8. Jeremy Lin called business outside of basketball "definitely secondary to my primary job".

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9. Jeremy Lin appeared on a second consecutive Sports Illustrated cover, the first New York-based team athlete and the third NBA player in the magazine's history, after Jordan and Dirk Nowitzki.

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10. Jeremy Lin made the cover of Time in Asia; Forbes wrote, "Congratulations Jeremy.

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11. Jeremy Lin responded by stating, "It's humbling, a privilege, and an honor.

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12. Jeremy Lin was the first athlete from one of the four major sports leagues in the United States to produce content for the digital sports platform.

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13. In 2014, Jeremy Lin became a content partner with Whistle Sports Network, adding his YouTube channel with roughly 400,000 subscribers in exchange for an undisclosed equity stake.

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14. Jeremy Lin has a popular YouTube account, and has made videos with YouTube personalities Nigahiga and KevJumba.

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15. The first time Jeremy Lin went to a Pro-Am game in Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, a security guard told him: "Sorry, sir, there's no volleyball here tonight.

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16. Jeremy Lin understood that some people would see it that way.

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17. Jeremy Lin understands that there have not been many Asians in the NBA.

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18. Jeremy Lin considers himself a basketball player more than just an Asian American.

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19. Jeremy Lin said this occurred at most if not all Ivy League gyms, but he did not react to it.

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20. Jeremy Lin said: "I'm not saying top-5 state automatically gets you offers, but I do think [my ethnicity] did affect the way coaches recruited me.

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21. Jeremy Lin was named to the USA Basketball Men's Select Team to scrimmage against the 2012 USA Olympic team candidates, but he did not participate due to his restricted free agent status with the Knicks.

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22. On July 13, 2018, Jeremy 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.

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23. On February 24, 2017, Jeremy Lin was back in the starting lineup for the Nets after missing 26 games with his hamstring strain.

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24. Jeremy Lin made his debut for the Nets in their season opener on October 26, 2016, in an away game against the Boston Celtics.

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25. On July 7, 2016, Jeremy Lin signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

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26. Jeremy Lin was projected to back up Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, and coach Steve Clifford envisioned that the two pick-and-roll players would sometimes play together.

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27. On July 9, 2015, Jeremy Lin signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, who used their bi-annual exception in the deal.

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28. Jeremy Lin moved into the starting lineup late in the preseason after an injury to Ronnie Price, and he started the first 20 games of the season.

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29. On July 13, 2014, Jeremy Lin was traded, along with a 2015 first and second round pick, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the rights to Serhiy Lishchuk.

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30. Jeremy Lin scored 21 points in a Game 5 win that extended the Rockets season.

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31. Jeremy Lin was the first Rocket to notch a triple-double off the bench since Cedric Maxwell in 1988.

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32. Jeremy Lin was selected instead to compete in the Skills Challenge during All-Star Weekend.

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33. Jeremy Lin was cheered in pregame introductions, but was booed after the game began.

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34. Jeremy Lin continued to struggle, and he began losing playing time to backup Toney Douglas.

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35. Jeremy Lin was handling the ball less than he did with the Knicks, with Harden often controlling the ball on pick-and-rolls with Lin on the wing.

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36. Jeremy Lin became a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

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37. Jeremy Lin opted to have knee surgery and missed the remainder of the regular season.

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38. Jeremy Lin was omitted from the original Rising Stars roster, but was added after his sudden ascent to stardom.

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39. Jeremy Lin made his season debut with the Knicks on the road against the Warriors, where he was warmly cheered in his return to Oracle Arena.

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40. The San Francisco Chronicle said Jeremy Lin would have had trouble beating out rookie guard Charles Jenkins.

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41. Jeremy Lin was a favorite of Lacob, but the Warriors were freeing up salary cap space to make an offer to restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan; Lin was due to make almost $800,000 that would have become fully guaranteed on February 10, 2012.

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42. Jeremy Lin recovered from a patellar ligament injury to his knee during the 2011 NBA lockout.

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43. Jeremy Lin committed many offensive fouls, but Musselman believed Lin was as good as Gilbert Arenas in the dribble drive, an ability "you can't teach".

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44. Jeremy Lin credited Bighorns coach Eric Musselman with "helping him regain [his] swagger".

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45. Jeremy Lin received little playing time during the season with two dominant ball-handling guards, Curry and Monta Ellis, starring for the Warriors.

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46. Jeremy Lin studied and rehearsed Steve Nash's and other top point guards' pick-and-roll plays.

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47. Jeremy Lin acknowledged the expectations and warned, "I won't be an All-Star this year.

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48. Jeremy Lin became the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA.

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49. Jeremy Lin said the counteroffers from the three other teams were higher, but he wanted to play for the Warriors.

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50. On July 21, 2010, Jeremy Lin signed a two-year deal with his hometown Warriors.

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51. Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard in 2010 with a degree in economics and a 3.1 grade-point average.

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52. Jeremy Lin was one of 30 midseason candidates for the John R Wooden Award and one of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.

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53. Jeremy Lin sent his resume and a DVD of highlights of his high school basketball career to all of the Ivy League schools; the University of California, Berkeley; and his dream schools, Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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54. Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles County in the city of Torrance.

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55. Jeremy Lin played one season with the Lakers before signing with the Charlotte Hornets.

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56. In 2012, Jeremy Lin signed a three-year contract with the Rockets, for whom he played two seasons.

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57. Jeremy 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 overall.

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58. Jeremy Lin unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global craze known as "Linsanity".

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