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Jeremy Lin becomes first Asian American to win NBA Championship

Jeremy Lin on Fresh Off the Boat

Jeremy Lin is all aglow from the shine of the Larry O’Brien trophy, the award given annually to the NBA champions.

Lin’s Toronto Raptor defeated the defending champs, the Golden State Warriors, last night, 114 to 110, taking the series four games to two.

Lin is the first Asian American player to be able to hoist the O’Brien trophy as a champion. Eric Spoelstra won as a coach for the Miami Heat in 2012.

You might call Lin a survivor. Since his 2011-2012 Linsanity season with the New York Knicks, Lin has played for six different teams. He spent most of his time on the bench with the Raptors and logged just more than 50 seconds on the court during the NBA finals. However, during the regular season in 2019, he played 19 minutes per game and scored seven points per game for the Raptors after joining them mid-season.

His skill set remains undeniable, however, and the fact that he has lasted in the NBA for nine years shows he is a good insurance policy for teams looking for back up guards.

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