By Mike Yorkey,Jesse Florea

No athletic scholarships, overlooked via the NBA draft, waived by way of crew after staff, but Jeremy Lin remained confident and not doubted God's plan. eventually picked up via the recent York Knicks, a teammate's harm positioned Lin at the court docket after weeks at the bench. for the reason that then, Lin has captivated the activities global together with his outstanding basketball abilities as a brand new York Knick and now a Houston Rocket. this can be his outstanding tale.

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I drank so much milk because I was obsessed with my height,” Jeremy said. “I’d wake up in the morning and measure myself every day because I heard that you’re always taller in the morning, at least when you’re growing. ” Jeremy’s greatest wish was to be taller than his older brother, Josh, who was in the midst of a growth spurt that took him to five feet, ten inches in high school. Desperate to will his body to grow taller, Jeremy even climbed the monkey bars at school and let himself hang upside down, thinking it would extend his spinal column and make him taller.

But a very good player—very good instincts, very good feel—and his leadership stuck out. ”1 Diepenbrock continued to watch Jeremy progress. The coach knew Jeremy was the best junior high player, but he had concerns about his size. As Jeremy entered his freshman year of high school, he topped out at five feet, three inches tall and weighed 125 pounds. Jeremy had set his sights on playing high school basketball, but he knew that if he didn’t grow a lot in the next couple of years, he wasn’t going to get a chance to play — no matter how talented he was.

Chapter 2 Miracle Near 34th Street What do Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant all have in common? None of them scored more points or dished out more assists than Jeremy did in his first five NBA starts. In fact, no player in recorded NBA history (statistics started to be kept when the NBA and ABA merged in 1976) had scored at least twenty points and tallied seven assists in each of his first five starts at basketball’s highest level. Jeremy’s scoring prowess also set an NBA record, as his 136 points were the most ever for a player’s first five games as a starter.

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