Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks

24 06 2012

Age: 23
Occupation: Basketball player

Ditch the stereotypes of the Asian dudes as pesky players who nevertheless won’t be hard to beat. “We’ve got to play these guys,” one of the men barked to his teammates. “They might have a team full of Jeremy Lins.”

At the beginning of February, Lin was the benchwarmer from Harvard on a bad New York Knicks basketball team. By the end of the month, the Asian-American point guard was a global sensation who had scored 136 points in his first five starts, the most for any NBA player since the 1976 NBA-ABA merger. Though Lin ceased setting scoring records, he settled into the starting point-guard role under new Knicks coach Mike Woodson until being felled by a knee injury.

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