The Harvard Kid
“And we know that his testimony is true.”
With several breakout games,
Jeremy Lin the Harvard graduate has become the NBA’s newest sensation. It
seems that coming from nowhere, within just five days, he has earned more
than 60,000 Twitter followers and the numbers keep growing.
Jeremy Lin is an American born
Chinese, his parents were from Taiwan, and he grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. Jeremy’s father liked to play basketball with his three boys.
Jeremy is the middle one. He happens to be the tallest one, 6 feet 3 inches. He led his high school team to the State
Division title with a 32-1 record. However, he did not get a scholarship from
his favorite school, Stanford University, instead he got accepted by Harvard. He studied
Economics and minored in Sociology. During his college years, he also led his
team to many wins and ended his record there by being the first player in the
history of the Ivy League to score 1,450 points. However, after he graduated
from Harvard, he did not get drafted by the NBA. He was picked by the Dallas
Mavericks to play their secondary Summer League. Later on he signed on with
his hometown team, the Golden State Warriors. Whenever, he showed up to the
court, the Asian-American crowd would chant for him. He was too hard on
himself and was frustrated that he was not able to concentrate and play ball.
He ended up by being a benchwarmer for a year. By the end
of 2011, Jeremy signed up with New York Knicks. That is a new beginning of his NBA career.
Jeremy is a devoted Christian. When he wins a game, the
news reporters ask him to say something, he always
replies that he thanks God first. In one interview with GoodTV
he said that during the lowest moment of his career, he prayed to God and
realized God’s fingerprints were all over his life, and all he needed to do
was trust in Him. He claims that he experiences God’s presence many times and it gives him great peace during the game. He
draws strength within everyday by keeping himself connected with God. He
wants to be a pastor after his basketball career. He even started a summer
children basketball camp in Taiwan,
and drew many young people to learn how to play ball and believe in God.
Although Jeremy just started his NBA career, he has already determined to set
God first. Everything he does is not for money, fame or extravagant life style, but to glorify