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Jeremy Lin is a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the NBA. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the 2010 Harvard graduate reached a contract deal later that year with his hometown Golden State Warriors.
In late 2011, Lin spent less than two weeks with the Houston Rockets, moving to the Knicks at the very end of the year.
In early 2012, he finally got a chance to shine, and began dominating the league, setting off Linsanity.
Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American player in the league to be of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.