Jeremy Lin
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"Jeremy Shu-How Lin" is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012, which generated a global following known as ""Linsanity"."

After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being Undrafted sportsperson/undrafted out of Harvard Crimson/Harvard University, Lin reached a partially guaranteed contract deal in 2010 with his hometown Golden State Warriors. He seldom played in his rookie season and was assignment (NBA D-League)/assigned to the NBA Development League (D-League) three times. He was waivers (NBA)/waived by the Warriors and the Houston Rockets the following preseason before joining the New York Knicks early in the . He continued to play sparingly and again spent time in the D-League. In February 2012, he led a winning streak by New York while being promoted to the starting lineup. In the summer of 2012, Lin signed a three-year contract with the Houston Rockets, for whom he played two seasons before the Lakers acquired him in a trade.

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We relish being the underdog. We love having something to prove, and I think we proved it tonight.

I was only 5-3. Luckily I grew. Maybe I was meant to be a basketball player.