New York Knicks welcomes Jeremy Lin - Taiwanese American descent basketball player from California.
Even though it is Superbowl Sunday, I could not resist to write a blog post about a New York Knicks basketball player that is Taiwanese American descent as myself.
Last night, Jeremy Lin with the rest of New York Knicks play in Madison Square Garden, he scored career-high 25 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in leading New York to a 99-92 victory over New Jersey Nets. And the New York Knicks fan were uproar cheering for this new and up and coming Asian American basketball player.
In end of 2011, Jeremy Lin joined New York Knicks from San Francisco Golden State Warriors, making him the fourth ASIAN AMERICAN and FIRST American born Taiwanese-Chinese basketball player to join NBA.
He is 22 years old, 6'3 tall with laser focus ambition had helped him succeed not only in basketball, he is also a proud Harvard University graduate.
In a recent press conference, Jeremy Lin said "It's humbling, a privilege, and a 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."
photos from NewYorkKnicks.com
Well Jeremy, we are very proud of you too. We hope you will keep on scoring for New York Knicks and silence the critics with your athletic ability. We are proud that you are out there representing Taiwanese Americans and showing the world that we are not just great at academics but we are athletic and well versed in other parts of lives as well. We are proud of your hardwork, putting Asian Americans on the world stage of Basketball and pave the road for the future Asian American players.