Saturday, October 30, 2010
Jeremy Lin debut!
Oct 29th, 2010.
Jeremy Lin has become the first Chinese American to ever play in the NBA. He is, of course, not the first Chinese person to play in the NBA (Wang Zhi Zhi 2001) and definitely not the first Asian American (Wataru Misaka 1947-48 - also the first non-Caucasian in the NBA). While there have been a handful of random players with some Asian descent over the years, Jeremy's only the 2nd American who is full Asian to make an appearance.
In his first game, he played for 2:32 minutes to raucous cheers and managed to register one steal off a jump ball.