Lin during a Nets game.
|Full name||Jeremy Shu-How Lin|
|Born||August 23, 1988|
|Nationality||American / Taiwanese|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Palo Alto|
(Palo Alto, California)
|NBA Draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Playing career:||2010–present (11 years)|
|2010–2011||Golden State Warriors|
|2011–2012||New York Knicks|
|2014–2015||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2021||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jeremy Shu-How Lin (born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) during the 2011–12 season, generating a cultural phenomenon known as "Linsanity". Lin was the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, and is one of the few Asian Americans to have played in the league. He was the first Asian American to win an NBA championship, having done so with the Toronto Raptors in 2019 against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors (his original team) in six games. He is also known for his Christian faith.
Lin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Basketball Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers, he attended Harvard University, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League. Undrafted out of college, Lin signed with his hometown Golden State Warriors in 2010. He seldom played in his rookie season and received assignments to the NBA Development League (D-League). In 2011, Lin was waived by both the Warriors and the Houston Rockets before joining the New York Knicks early in 2011–12.
At first, Lin played sparingly for the Knicks, and he again spent time in the D-League. In February 2012, however, he was promoted to the starting lineup and led the team on a seven-game winning streak. Lin's stellar play during the season helped the Knicks make the 2012 playoffs; it also catapulted him to international fame. Lin appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Time and was named to the Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. In July 2012, Lin won the ESPY Award for Breakthrough Athlete of the Year.
Following his Knicks tenure, Lin played for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks, and Toronto Raptors. While he experienced some success in Houston and Charlotte, he battled injuries in the ensuing seasons. In August 2019, he left the NBA and signed with the Beijing Ducks, where he became an All-Star in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
- 1 Early life
- 2 High school career
- 3 College career
- 4 Professional career
- 4.1 Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)
- 4.2 New York Knicks (2011–2012)
- 4.3 Houston Rockets (2012–2014)
- 4.4 Los Angeles Lakers (2014–2015)
- 4.5 Charlotte Hornets (2015–2016)
- 4.6 Brooklyn Nets (2016–2018)
- 4.7 Atlanta Hawks (2018–2019)
- 4.8 Toronto Raptors (2019)
- 4.9 Beijing Ducks (2019–2021)
- 4.10 Santa Cruz Warriors (2021)
- 5 Official Accounts
High school career
Golden State Warriors (2010–2011)
On July 21, 2010, Lin signed a two-year deal with his hometown Warriors.