Jeremy Lin is a Taiwanese-American professional basketball player. Lin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Basketball Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers, he attended Harvard University, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League.
Undrafted out of college, Lin signed with his hometown Golden State Warriors in 2010. He seldom played in his rookie season and received assignments to the NBA Development League (D-League). In 2011, Lin joined the New York Knicks early in 2011–12. At first, Lin played sparingly for the Knicks, and he again spent time in the D-League. In February 2012, however, he was promoted to the starting lineup and led the team on a seven-game winning streak out of nowhere. Lin's stellar play during the season helped the Knicks make the 2012 playoffs. Lin unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks during the 2011–12 season, generating a cultural phenomenon known as "Linsanity". Lin was the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, and is one of the few Asian Americans to have played in the league.
He was the first Asian American to win an NBA championship, having done so with the Toronto Raptors in 2019. He is also known for his devout Christianity. As of 2021, Lin is back in the G-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.