Lin opted to have knee surgery and missed the remainder of the regular season. Lin became a restricted free agent at the end of the season. McHale said the public believed Lin would "average 28 [points] and 11 [assists]", but he had never played a whole game season before. Lin continued to struggle, and he began losing playing time to backup Toney Douglas. With Harden sitting out injured on December 10, Lin scored 38 points in a — overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The performance was reminiscent of his play during Linsanity.
Lin had 22 points and nine assists. He was cheered in pregame introductions, but was booed after the game began. Lin suffered a bruised chest in Game 2, which limited him in Game 3 and sidelined him for the two games after. In —14 , Lin was replaced in the Rockets' starting lineup by Patrick Beverley. Lin became the second unit's primary ball handler and scoring option as the team's sixth man. Lin finished the season with 33 starts and averages of On July 13, , Lin was traded, along with a first and second round pick, to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the rights to Serhiy Lishchuk.
Lin moved into the starting lineup late in the preseason after an injury to Ronnie Price , and he started the first 20 games of the season. Lin was most comfortable dominating the ball while attacking off the pick-and-roll as he did in New York and Houston. Lin made his debut for the Hornets in the team's season opener against the Miami Heat on October 28, scoring 17 points off the bench in a —94 loss. In 27 minutes as a starter, he scored 18 points in a — loss. He played 20 minutes off the bench and scored 10 points in a — loss to the Houston Rockets.
He played just under 15 minutes and scored seven points with five assists in a — loss to the Denver Nuggets. On October 18, , during the Nets' season opener against the Indiana Pacers , Lin injured his right knee after landing awkwardly following a layup. He had a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee and missed the remainder of the season.
On July 13, , Lin was traded to the Atlanta Hawks , along with draft picks, in exchange for the draft rights to Isaia Cordinier and a future second-round pick. After clearing waivers, Lin signed with the Toronto Raptors on February 13, ,  joining a playoff contender. During the playoffs, he was limited to playing in garbage time as the Raptors relied on Kyle Lowry and VanVleet. Lin became a free agent on July 1. Later that month, in a motivational speech on Christian station GOOD TV in Taiwan, he lamented that he remained unsigned, likening it to hitting "rock bottom" and feeling "like in some ways the NBA's kind of given up on [him].
In addition to being a U. Apart from being a capable passer, Lin has established himself as a strong, fast-paced offensive player who attacks the basket and excels at the pick-and-roll. He improved his outside shooting from early in his career, and became a threat from three-point range. During his basketball career, Lin has encountered racial slurs relating to his Asian ancestry. While playing for Harvard, he regularly heard bigoted jeers such as " Wonton soup", " Sweet and sour pork ", "Open your eyes!
For that, I'm truly sorry," apologized Whitlock.
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Also in February , boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise. There has been speculation that Lin's career has been adversely affected by stereotypes about the athletic prowess of Asian-Americans. In , Sean Gregory of Time wrote the following in regard to Lin not having received Division I basketball scholarship offers: "[Lin] was scrawny, but don't doubt that a little racial profiling , intentional or otherwise, contributed to his underrecruitment. I think if I were a different race, I would've been treated differently.
Or because he was Asian," said Stern in He understood that some people would see it that way. If [Lin's] white, he's either a good shooter or heady. If he's Asian, he's good at math. We're not taking him. Lin's experience in the NBA draft was used as an example in the nonfiction psychology book The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis, which details how stereotypes can overwhelmingly influence a person's decision making, even in the face of contradictory evidence.
In the book, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey stated that Lin did very well in pre-draft testing. And I can't think of any reason for it other than he was Asian. The first time Lin went to a Pro-Am game in Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, a security guard told him: "Sorry, sir, there's no volleyball here tonight. It's basketball. In a interview with Pablo S. Torre in ESPN The Magazine , Lin expressed the belief that perceptions of Asians had affected his reputation as a player who was turnover-prone or unable to use both hands, despite statistics that suggested he had improved in both areas.
He also noted his reputation as a poor defender who lacked speed, while D'Antoni stated that Lin "was one of the quickest athletes we've ever worked out". So I've always understood that there's good and there's bad and you have to take them together and just be thankful for it all. Adande of ESPN. Lin and former Knicks teammate Landry Fields appeared on the channel revealing their "secret handshake". He was the first athlete from one of the four major sports leagues in the United States to produce content for the digital sports platform.
In a video interview conducted by Elie Seckbach , he asked Lin how it felt to be representing so many people. Lin responded by stating, "It's humbling, a privilege, and an honor. I'm really proud of being Chinese , I'm really proud of my parents being from Taiwan. I just thank God for the opportunity. In , Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax figure of his likeness at its San Francisco branch.
Knicks fans developed nicknames for him along with a new lexicon inspired by his name, Lin. The Associated Press compared Linsanity to Tebowing. You have now made the cover of Time the same number of times as Michael Jordan. Linsanity reigns on". The Knicks' success due to Lin's play reportedly contributed to the end of a dispute that had for 48 days prevented Time Warner Cable customers from watching Knicks games and other MSG Network programs.
For the one-year period ending April , Lin had the second highest selling jersey in the league behind Derrick Rose. Within three weeks of his first game as a starter, at least seven e-books were being published on Lin,  and the Global Language Monitor declared that Linsanity had met its criteria to be considered an English-language word. He's still the same humble guy. The guy has not changed a bit, which is real special for a young man. Lin trademarked the word Linsanity in to preempt strangers from profiting from his likeness. It contained lychee honey swirls and fortune cookie pieces.
The company later replaced the fortune cookies with waffle cookies and apologized to anyone offended by their Lin-Sanity flavor. Lin has turned down most of the sponsorship deals he has been offered. He stated that he declined tens of millions of dollars of endorsement opportunities during the peak of Linsanity. Lin called business outside of basketball "definitely secondary to my primary job". Lin is an evangelical Protestant, and was a leader in Harvard 's Asian American Christian Fellowship during his time there.
I'm not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore," said Lin. Lin's younger brother, Joseph, signed a contract to play basketball for the Fubon Braves in Lin said that he understands Mandarin , though he could use some help speaking it;  he can also read and write a little. He took a few Mandarin classes while attending Harvard to try to improve.
Lin is a fan of the video game Dota 2 , having played the first game in the series, Defense of the Ancients , since his sophomore year of high school. He appeared in Free to Play , the documentary centered around the game, in which he described Dota 2 as a "way of life" that helped him better connect with his family and friends. In October , Lin donated a million dollars to Harvard University to "support undergraduate financial aid and renovations to Lavietes Pavilion ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the basketball player. For the Olympic swimmer, see Jeremy Linn. For the wrestler, see Jeremy Lynn. For the electronic musician, see Jlin. American basketball player. Lin at the Time Gala. Players playing that well don't usually come out of nowhere.
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It seems like they come out of nowhere, but if you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning. It probably just went unnoticed.
I know a lot of people say I'm 'deceptively athletic' and 'deceptively quick', and I'm not sure what's deceptive. But it could be the fact that I'm Asian-American. But I think that's fine. It's something that I embrace, and it gives me a chip on my shoulder. But I'm very proud to be Asian-American and I love it. For the film, see Linsanity film. Retrieved March 21, Archived from the original on July 24, July 24, Event occurs at Retrieved July 25, It's good to be back in the state of California.
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I wanted to go somewhere the team wanted me. Not somewhere I'd have to go and potentially not have a spot on the team. New York Daily News. Archived from the original on February 13, San Jose Mercury News. I'm a big Stanford fan, but that was really stupid. You can't recognize that, you've got a problem. Archived from the original on February 25, Retrieved February 26, His crowning moment last season was a point, eight-assist, six-rebound performance in an 82—70 win over Boston College, three days after the Eagles had knocked off No. Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 Candidate". January 4, Palo Alto Online.
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