Lin became an NBA sensation back in 2012 during the “Linsanity” and he was widely known as an unlikely hero of the New York Knicks, Business Insider reported.
After his stint with the Knicks, Lin went on to play for other teams such as the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks before joining the Raptors in February. Coming off of two years being injured, his season with the Atlanta and the end of his season with the Raptors were his most recent healthy seasons.
And a HUGE congrats to Jeremy Lin for being the first Asian American NBA Champion. Make all the jokes you want, but recognize the reality that this guy worked his ass off & stayed strong to put himself in this position and even stay in the league all these yrs. Inspiring @JLin7
Jeremy Lin worked hard to get where he’s at today, which now happens to be on a championship team. They rotated 8-9 guys all playoffs but he would’ve been ready if he was needed. There are 450 players in the NBA. Raps signed him because of his skills and leadership. Deserved 💯
“I always told myself my progression is gonna be become a rotation player, become a starting point guard and then win an NBA championship. And people are definitely going to laugh when they hear that. They’re not going to be laughing if it actually happens.” – Jeremy Lin, 2011