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Jeremy Lin sparked an all-out media craze when he burst on to the NBA scene last season with the New York Knicks, and he attained his superstar status after being overlooked by most Division I universities.
Lin was named first-team All-State and Northern California Division II Player of the Year during his senior year when he led his team to a state title, yet no schools were pursuing the 6’3 point guard. In an interview with 60 Minutes that will air on Sunday, the man responsible for “Linsanity” discussed his honest theories as to why he wasn’t recruited by major colleges.
“I think the obvious thing in my mind is that I was an Asian-American,” Lin told Charlie Rose. “Which is a whole different issue, but I think that was a barrier.”
A barrier that Lin has certainly overcome in his career. After an impressive stint at Harvard, Lin went undrafted, but proved himself in the NBA Summer League and signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2010.
After signing a three-year, $25 million dea...
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Jeremy Lin opened up about his career on "60 Minutes" and says being Asian-American was a factor going against him in his career.
Jeremy Lin played at Harvard before eventually breaking out with the Knicks.credit: thewindyapple.com
Jeremy Lin took the NBA by storm last year when he emerged as the point guard of the New York Knicks, putting up some ridiculous numbers in short stretches while gaining huge international attention. He is now with the Houston Rockets, after signing a deal this offseason to become...
Jeremy Lin released a pretty cool video documenting a day in the life of the Houston Rocket. The specific day was back in January when the Houston Rockets took on the L.A Lakers. It always interests me to check out how athletes prepare for game days, and this is a perfect example.
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When the Houston Rockets announced the hiring of Kevin McHale as their head coach at the beginning of last season, the consensus in Houston was that is was a bad hire. He did not have a very good track record as a head coach or talent evaluator. The hire seemed like a reach or a gap bridge for the future coach. The upside was that the Rockets would finally be REALLY bad and...
James Anderson threw down a monster dunk
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Houston Routs the Trail Blazers Friday night
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The Denver Nuggets probably would have preferred having their home win streak snapped in their last game in exchange for a healthy Danilo Gallinari heading into the postseason.
The Nuggets will play their first contest since learning Gallinari will be out for the season when they look to match a franchise record with a 20th straight home victory and end the Houston Rockets'...
Wilson Chandler scored 21 points in place of the injured Danilo Gallinari to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets 132-114 Saturday for their 20th consecutive win at home, matching a team record.
Reserve Corey Brewer led the Nuggets with 22 points. Andre Iguodala had 18 points and a season-high 14 assists, while Andre Miller added 11 points and 12 assists as Denver finished...
James Harden had 33 points and the short-handed Houston Rockets edged closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 116-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Jeremy Lin added 22 points to help the Rockets to their fourth straight victory. Houston (43-33) remained in seventh place in the Western Conference - three games in front of the Los Angeles Lakers - for their...