Jeremy Lin wasn’t selected in the 2010 NBA Draft, but some nice play in the Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks. He averaged 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes in five outings with the Mavericks, shooting a team-leading 54.5% from the floor. (See Jeremy Lin’s Summer League Highlights.) With stats like that the Jeremy Lin sweepstakes were on. Top contenders included the Dallas Mavericks, LA Lakers, and Golden State Warriors. Today, the Warriors have signed free agent guard Jeremy Lin to a contract. Terms weren’t disclosed, but rumored to be a first-year salary of nearly $500,000 (3/4 guaranteed) and potential 2 year deal. Good move by the new Warriors team owners.
Asian American fans will be coming out in droves to Warriors games. If you thought Yao Ming was big, you haven’t seen anything til you see Jeremy Lin play for his home team. Look out SF Bay Area. Jeremy Lin could be popping up on at a billboard near you. Get your Warriors Season Tickets now.
Wow, first Ed Wang gets drafted by the Buffalo Bills. Now, Jeremy Lin signed to the Golden State Warriors. Get ready for more Asian American athletes in the future. BTW – in case you’re wondering, Jeremy Lin is the first Chinese American NBA player. Wat Misaka is the first Asian American NBA player.
It took 63 years to get the second Asian American NBA player. [Reader Richard W. points out that there were a few other Asian American basketball players – Raymond Anthony Townsend (Filipino American), Rex Andrew Walters (half Japanese American), Robert Swift (half Japanese American), Corey Gaines (half Japanese American] One other basketball note: Rich Cho named Portland Trailblazers GM
Jeremy Lin signs with Golden State Warriors
Jeremy Lin on SF Bay Area sports radio station KNBR
Jeremy Lin at press conference (Raw footage)
Local TV coverage of Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin on local Chinese TV station KTSF (Cantonese)
Jeremy Lin on local Chinese TV station KTSF (Mandarin)