Jeremy Lin Wore a Chinese Raptors Jersey and Now Everybody Wants One

Fresh from his victory as the first Asian American NBA champion, Jeremy Lin was in Toronto on Sunday sporting a look that brought avid fans nostalgia.

For the Raptors’ victory parade, Lin donned a purple Tracy McGrady jersey, an iconic shirt dating back to the team’s early years in the league.

 

However, instead of the word “Raptors,” Lin had the team name rendered in Chinese, which translates to “Meng Long” (猛龙).

The 30-year-old point guard shared his photo on Instagram, writing, “TWO MILLION+ people at the parade?! Literally endless seas of fans who rooted for us! I’ll never forget this day … thank you Toronto!”

After the championship, Lin, a California native of Taiwanese descent, also took to Instagram to declare that he will “never stop reppin Asians” with everything he has.

He received congratulatory messages from a slew of Asian celebrities, including Daniel Wu, Randall Park, Arden Cho, Simu Liu, Philip Wang, Vanness Wu and Siwon Choi.

At the parade, Lin put up a champagne shower for fans, some of whom had trailed behind the bus even before the event started.

“I’m just so thankful. Honestly, I couldn’t think of a better city to be able to bring a championship to,” he told Global News.

The McGrady jersey, currently sold at the NBA Store, is part of the league’s Mitchell & Ness Lunar New Year Collection.

Unsurprisingly, many expressed interest in getting their hands on a replica of Lin’s after seeing him at the parade.

Featured Images via Instagram / @jlin7

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