Jeremy Lin Inspires Basketball Mania

The Harvard graduate is the first Chinese American to play in the NBA.
2:21 | 02/11/12

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Our person of the week -- name that was virtually unknown to most people even a week ago. Now Jeremy Lin is trending everywhere the most searched headline in name on the Internet as we came on the air tonight in the newspaper here in New York today made the best man Lynn. Tonight he's our person of the week. The headlines to fifty -- league -- I didn't live. Stellar mighty good just within his brother's -- in New York he'll hold a result their -- Parents could not have imagined. It stands now all over this country. -- been stunned by his second start of the fast break when guard who for a long time. But what he was going nowhere fast cut from two NBA teams he went undrafted after graduating from Harvard -- degree in economics. The odds of a turnaround like this any econ major could tell you slim to none. Suddenly he's been credited with winning that one game but the last three games for the next 25 point. And scored 28 point -- the next game -- 23 points. But to really appreciate this -- to hear his bathroom. The first American born player of Chinese descent in the NBA his parents bull 57. He's well over six feet race in California -- father reportedly telling him as a kid do your homework after dinner. And then by 830 we can take you to the YMCA but he was always a longshot. But all of that practice suddenly paying off. Dazzling packed -- is inspiring -- songs. The defense calling this the insanity. Is reaction I didn't know that it. -- in some. -- establishments them rotation. To do. Situation was that was fifty. On the team. His popularity reaching global -- not since yell -- played in the NBA has there been such excitement overseas in China and Taiwan. After several injuries played the -- Jeremy got his start putting up numbers in his first -- Bible with the likes of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant who by the way he -- tonight. -- company born from big dreams. I love best book fingers -- young that's all I realized. -- -- -- -- -- And so we -- Jeremy Lin who by the way didn't even have a guaranteed contract. Until this week.

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