Assessing Jeremy Lin’s Impact on Golden State Warriors, NBA

July 22nd, 2010 by Brad Goldbach Leave a reply »

Many of you may not have heard of Jeremy Lin, formerly of Harvard, and the newest member of the Golden State Warriors.

As only the fourth Asian-American to ever play in the NBA, that is certainly an accomplishment. His hard work and rise from receiving no Division I scholarships to the NBA is quite a story, and an inspirational one at that. You will hear a lot about that, but the guy can also play ball too.

You might remember his jaw-dropping performance against UConn back in December when Lin dropped 30 points and nine boards on the then-13th ranked Huskies. Yeah, a guy from Harvard took UConn to school—on the basketball court.

So, this isn't some token signing to boost sales or anything. This is a move that will make an impact on the basketball court.

Don't believe me? Just ask the Lakers, who were also interested in signing Lin before the Warriors landed him.

Of course, Lin didn't just rely on that UConn performance to land himself in the NBA. In fact, he stood out in the NBA's Summer League, holding his own against top overall pick John Wall. Lin put up 13 points, including 11 in the fourth qua ...

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