The Lakers Are Interested in Jeremy Lin: The Feel Good Story

What comes to mind when you heard the name Jeremy Lin?

I'm guessing nothing for most of you.

But don't feel bad, I'm on the same boat.

Jeremy Lin is a 6-3, 200 lbs guard out of Harvard. Did I mention he is an Asian American?

Lin may be the most underrated players in the NBA Summer League this year. Lin showed he could play at the highest level of basketball against the Sacramento Kings in a summer league game this year. In 19 minutes, Lin scored 12 (PTS), had 5 (REBS), and 1 (STL). I can see why the Lakers may be interested in this unknown player out of Palo Alto High School.

At his last year at Harvard University Lin averaged: 16.4 (PPG), 4.4 (APG), 4.4 (RPG), and 2.4 (SPG).

Though Lin played in the joke called the Ivy League, his numbers are still impressive. Don't over look the fact that he played in a weak league; Lin has proven that his game is for real.

After researching Lin on the web today, I found one particular video footage that made my jaw drop: Dec. 6, 2009, Harvard vs. UConn. Now before I reveal Lin's eye-opening performance, lets take in the fact that UConn was ranked 13th in the nation and Harvard was playing at Connecticut.

On paper this should have been the easiest game for UConn during their 2008-2009 season, but things don't always go according to plan.

Lin ended up with 30 (PTS), 9 (REBS), 3 (ASTS), and 2 (BLKS), one that became a YouTube hit.

As you can see Lin isn't afraid of the opposing team, even if they are nationally ranked and they have potential NBA players on their team. This confidence is the reason why Lin may make history for Asian-Americans in the near future.

From the very beginning Lin was destined to dribble a round ball. His father had grown up in Taiwan and had always dreamed of one day teaching his children to love the game called basketball.

Jeremy's parents are immigr...

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