Jeremy Lin Life Story

Jeremy Lin Life Story
 Jeremy  Shu How Lin-, born August 23, 1988 is a professional basketball player from the United States. Since 2011 playing for the New York Knicks in the league National Basketball Association (NBA). Lin is one of the few American players of Asian ("Asian American") in NBA history and the first American player thoroughbred China or Taiwan.


Lin was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Palo Alto, California.Orang parents, Gie-Ming Lin and Shirley Wu, emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s. They were both tall 5'6 "/ 5.5 feet (170 cm). Family father came from Beidou, Changhua in Taiwan (his great-grandfather immigrated to Taiwan from Zhangpu County, Fujian in mainland China), while his mother's family comes from Pinghu, Zhejiang in mainland Cina.Ia have an older brother, Josh, and younger brother, Joseph.Gie-Ming teaches the boys playing basketball at the YMCA gym setempat.Lin grow in a Christian family.

High School

In his final year in High School Palo Alto High School (2005-2006), Lin became captain and led his team to the win-loss record of 32-1 and beat the national level of school Mater Dei, 51-47, to win the Division II championship the state of California (California Interscholastic Federation / CIF). According to Dana O'Neil of ESPN, "Lin is a major choice for the best player that year (" player of the year ") of almost all publications in California." He was given the award as a player first-team All-State and Northern California Division II Player of the Year, with the average for last year 15.1 points, 7.1 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 5.0 steals.

High school

The recruitment process ("Recruiting")

Lin send résumé ("curriculum vitae") and the DVD contains footage of the basketball game to all Ivy League colleges, team California Golden Bears (Cal) at the University of California, Berkeley, and the school dreams, the team at the Stanford University Cardinal and Bruins teams in UCLA.Semua schools in the Pacific-10 Conference (western USA) wanted it as a walk-on. Only the Crimson team at Harvard University and Brown University Bears team that ensures the position of their basketball team, but the high schools "Ivy League" does not provide sports scholarships ("athletic scholarships").  Rex Walters, coach men's basketball University of San Francisco and former NBA players, said the NCAA limits the amount of visits influence coaches to recruit players in Lin. "Many high schools / colleges start recruiting someone within the first 5 minutes they see it as running speed, jump height, ground speed, easily evaluated," said Walters. Lin added, "I think for someone to understand my way of playing, have seen more than once, because I do not normally perform the movement more bizarre or shocking."

In July 2005, assistant coach at Harvard, Bill Holden, saw that Lin, whose height 6.25 feet (1.91 m) matches the desired physical attributes, and the average value of academic ("grade point average") at school high 4.2 (maximum of 5.0) meets the academic standards of Harvard. However, Holden did not initially satisfied with the ability to Lin in the field and told his high school coach, Peter Diepenbrock, that Lin is more suited to play for "NCAA Division III". In the final weeks of monitoring, Holden saw Lin play in the game, and drove the ball into the net at every opportunity with "a killer instinct." Lin became a top priority for Holden.  The Harvard coaches worried that Stanford University is located just across the street from high school "Palo Alto High School.akan Lin offered a scholarship, but it was not, and Lin chose to go to Harvard.  "I'm not sitting around saying that all Division I coaches were incompetent," said Diepenbrock. "Surely there are serious questions about Jeremy." Joe Lacob, Warriors team owner and a "booster" for Stanford, said that failure to recruit Stanford Lin "is very stupid. This child was across the street. If you can not recognize it (as a potential player), you have a problem. "


In his second year ("sophomore season") (2007-08), Lin produces an average of 12.6 points and was given the award as the players' All-Ivy League Second Team ". In the three years ("junior year") (2008-09) in the NCAA Division I, he was the only player to top 10 points scores (17.8), rebounds (5.5), assists (4.3), steals (2.4), blocks (0.6), the average "field goal" (0502), the average "free throw" (0744), and score 3 points "three-point shot" (0400), as well as a consensus choice as a player "All-Ivy League First Team". He produced 27 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in a 82-70 victory over 17th ranked team from the Boston College Eagles, three days after the Eagles to get rid of the team No team. 1 Tar Heels teams of the University of North Carolina.

In his final year (senior year) (2009-10), Lin produces an average of 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.1 blocks, and once again be the player selected an absolute "All-Ivy League First Team". He was one of 30 candidates "midseason" to reward John R. Wooden Award and one of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award. He was also invited to "Portsmouth Invitational Tournament". Fran Fraschilla of ESPN Lin choose among 12 most versatile players in college basketball. He attracted national attention when playing against rank 12 Connecticut Huskies, where he produced a personal record of 30 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a game outside the campus.  After the game, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun, who entered the "Hall of Fame", said of Lin: "I have seen many teams play here, and he could play for any team. He has a very very great calmness on the field. He knows how to play.

That year, Harvard's record-breaking number of programs with the highest number of total victory, the victory of "non-conference" a victory at home and outside the campus Lin completed his career in high school as the first player in Ivy League history to break the record with at least 1.450 points ( actually 1.483), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225). a graduate of Harvard in 2010 with a degree in economics and GPA 3.1 (maximum 4.0).

Professionals in the NBA

Had it come in "draft", Lin will be the first Ivy League player selected in the NBA since Jerome Allen of "Penn" (Quakers team) is selected in the second round in 1995 ("1995 NBA Draft").  Players Ivy League last played in the NBA is a graduate of Yale (Bulldogs team), Chris Dudley in 2002, while Harvard last player in the NBA is Ed Smith, in 1953, but after graduating from Harvard University, Lin did not enter the draft to "2010 NBA Draft". Eight teams invited Lin to follow the 'predraft workouts ". Diepenbrock said the tryout in the NBA do not play five to five. Lin admitted that the workout was "one on one, or two against two, or three against three, and I do not play well that way. I never played basketball like it Then she followed the Dallas Mavericks for the mini-camp and the" NBA Summer League "in Las Vegas. Donnie Nelson of the Mavericks is the only General Manager Lin offered an invitation to play in Summer League." Donnie pay attention to me, "said Lin." He has a different vision from most orang.Dalam 5 matches Summer League, playing as a guard in the two positions, Lin produces an average of 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 18.6 minutes per game and shooting percentage of 54.5% of lapangan.Lin interest in the "matchup" against the choice of the first order John Wall when Lin overall yield 13 points offset the Wall that produce 21, but the score Lin made a number of shot 6-for-12 in 28 minutes. Wall gives the figure a 4-for-19 in 33 minutes.  While the Wall received cheers ternyaring time is introduced, the audience ignored the Wall and give cheers to Lin at the end of the game.  Lin received an offer from the Mavericks, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the other teams' Eastern Conference (NBA) "unnamed. In addition to the three teams, the Golden State Warriors also menwari contract.

Golden State Warriors

On July 21, 2010, Lin signed a two-year contract with the Warriors, his favorite team as a teenager and is close to his home. Lin's contract is guaranteed and a half for the year 2010-11, the Warriors hold a team option for year-to-2. reported that the contract includes a salary the first year guaranteed nearly $ 500,000 more than setengahnya.Lacob made the decision to recruit Lin. Lin said that the counteroffers from the three other teams are higher, but he wanted to go home and play for the Warriors. Lin also signed a contract with Nike 3-year warranty. Already started to sell his uniform before his first NBA game.
The newspaper San Jose Mercury News writes that Lin "has a loyal group of followers," after signing a contract.

The San Francisco Bay Area with a population of Asian Americans to a substantial amount, to welcome his arrival. He called the first American player of Chinese descent or Taiwan to play in NBA.Lin received the loudest applause from the audience amounted to 10 004 people on opening night game Warriors practice at home, at the Oracle Arena, when entered into the field at half-4.Penonton already started to sing his name in the third round and cheered every time he touched the ball. "It was very touching to me. Something that will kukenang forever," said Lin. She earns 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 11 minutes on the field.

Lin attract the attention of audiences outside the cage as well. Scott Howard-Cooper of called the attention given to Lin outside the city as a unique angle "an Asian-American is on the rise in the sport of basketball." Lin realize the expectations imposed on him and warned, "I'm not going to be a player" All-Star "this year.

He is grateful for the support, especially from Asian-American community, but he preferred to concentrate on his game without all the attention at the time he did not have to "prove anything to anyone." [3] Warriors coach Keith Smart, plans to ease the pressure of Lin, as Lin tends to require hard on himself and became frustasi.Smart admitted that he was following the wishes viewers at home and put Lin in the game in the wrong situation. He promised not to repeat this mistake.

Lin entered into the starting lineup on the first day for the Warriors' 2010-11 NBA season ", but the injury list. Lin was disappointed but realized that "being part of this team means to get rid of personal ego. Lin has received little playing time during the season which was dominated two strong guard, Curry and Monta Ellis, as a major player Warriors.Lin started his first game in the NBA in the next game against the Los Angeles Clippers, in order to "Asian Heritage Night" for the Warriors in the home game. Lin received a standing ovation ("standing ovation") of the total 17.408 spectators when he entered the field in half (quarter) the 4th (last) with 2:32 remaining time. He did not make the points in a 109-91 team victory, but recorded a steal after the ball scramble and then win in the "jump ball" next.

In the next game against the Los Angeles Lakers again, Lin made the first point in the NBA, with 3 assists and 4 steals. It gets the audience applause at the Staples Center when the opponent into the ground in the third round. He played 11 minutes in the third round of the whole 16 minutes, do 5, but foul play in generating figures for the Warriors 12-1.  "[Lin] came in and played well, gave us a good tempo game , "said his coach, Smart, after a 107-83 defeat of the defending NBA champion Lakers team. Players Lakers guard, Derek Fisher, praising the energy and aggressive game. Three times in the season, Lin was assigned to play in the "NBA Development League" (league development, lower class) for an affiliate team in the Warriors' NBA D-League "Reno Bighorns.Setiap times, he was recalled by Warriors.Ia play the game" NBA Development League Showcase "and rewarded as players' All-NBA D-League Showcase First Team" on January 14, 2011. He helped lead the Bighorns to a record 2-0 victory in the "Showcase" with an average of 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals. Lin produced the highest score of the season with 27 points on 18 Bighorns Maret.Rata overall average 18 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists with a team from the city of Reno.

Lin had initially misunderstood when sent to the D-League because he feels are biodegradable and are not good enough to play in the NBA. After playing in the D-League, he realized that he still has to learn, so he worked hard and earn more playing time than the Warriors.

Lacob said the Warriors have more than one bid for Lin when he moved in the D-League, but pleased with the progress of her as a "free agent" (players not under contract) who did not enter the draft. "It is a minimum of cheap assets. You should see it as an asset that is being developed. Whether it will be a" superstar "? No." [68] Lin completed the inaugural year as a rookie in the NBA with an average of 2.6 points from 38.9 percent shooting during the 29 matches.
Lin worked to improve the ability to "jump shot" during the rest period ("offseason"). Because "the 2011 NBA lockout", he did not get a chance workout for the new Warriors coach, Mark Jackson.

On December 9, 2011, the Warriors let go ("waived") Lin in the first day of practice. Lacob he is the favorite, but the Warriors need to reduce salaries in order to give all players bidding for the "center" DeAndre Jordan; [Lin will actually get paid nearly $ 800,000 that will be guaranteed to be completely dated February 10, 2012.

Houston Rockets

He played for 7 minutes in the game "preseason" (prior to the season) with the Rockets, who already have Kyle Lowry, Goran Dragić and Jonny Flynn as a point guard with guaranteed contracts.
Dated December 24, before the start of the season, the Rockets release ("waived") Lin to reduce the amount of salary in order to take center Samuel Dalembert.

New York Knicks

New York Knicks claimed Lin on December 27 as a reserve behind Toney Douglas and Mike Bibby after a guard Iman Shumpert injury; guard Baron Davis, the new recruits were also injured for several weeks.
For point-to-3 guard on the Knicks, Lin began to play at home against against the Warriors, where he was warmly welcomed back at the Oracle Arena (home to the Warriors where he played first).
Dated January 17, 2012, Lin was assigned to a team playing in the D-Erie BayHawks League.Tanggal January 20 he produced a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in a 122-113 victory BayHawks victory over Maine Red Claws.Lin was recalled by the Knicks three days later.
Dated January 28, Davis has been delayed his appearance with the Knicks.

When the Knicks were considering releasing Lin before his contract guaranteed on February 10, so that they can pick up new players. But after the Knicks suffered a defeat on February 3, although the lead in the 4th round against the Boston Celtics, coach Mike D'Antoni decided to give Lin to play. "He was lucky because we played very bad," said D'Antoni. [84] Lin only played 55 minutes in 23 games before the Knicks. [86] On February 4, 2012, Lin has produced 25 points, five rebounds and seven assists - all personal record - in a 99-92 Knicks victory over the New Jersey Nets. Teammate Carmelo Anthony suggested to coach Mike D'Antoni played during breaks in half, so that Lin was given the opportunity to play more in the next round. After the game, D'Antoni said Lin has a point-guard mentality and "rhythm and determination of what should be done in the field.
In the next game against the Utah Jazz, Lin began his career as a major player. He produced 28 points and 8 assists.
In a game against the Washington Wizards, Lin produced 23 points and a personal record 10 assists, his first double-double.
Dated February 10, Lin produces personal record of 38 points plus 7 assists, leading the Knicks win 92-85 over the Los Angeles Lakers. She earns more points than a major player the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, who made 34 points.

Dated February 11, Lin produced 20 points and eight assists in a narrow victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98. Lin generate 89 and 109 points in his first three and four games as a major player, is the most among any player since the "merger "Among the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA in 1976-77. He became the first NBA player to produce at least 20 points and 7 assists in 4 games full prime.

Lin was awarded as the best player that week in the "Eastern Conference" (Eastern Conference Player of the Week) "2011-12 NBA season" with an average of 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals during the fourth game as a major player in which the Knicks do not never lost.

On February 14, Lin put 3 points shot in Toronto that determines the win with less than one second remaining in the game. With his score, he surpassed the record Shaquille O'Neal as the producer of the most points during the first five games as a major player.

Associated Press calls Lin "The most surprising story in the NBA". [98] Bloomberg News writes that Lin "has become an NBA player" Asian American "most famous". Knicks fans developed a number of nicknames for him with a list of vocabulary words that inspired her surname, Lin. publish an article titled, "It's Official: Linsanity Is for Real" ("It's official: Linsanity is real"). Players "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame" Magic Johnson said, "The passion caused by [Lin] in" [Madison Square] Garden ", I have not seen in a long time." Knicks scrambling to sell replica shirts and shirt number 17 belongs to Lin, and sales at their online store increased over 3000%. Lin said the source of success since playing no-load . "I've handed it over to God. I'm no longer at war with what other people think, "said Lin.
Lin became "restricted free agent" at the end of this season.

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