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NEW: Lin Watch - new series

  • By David Barron

The new insanity over NBA star Jeremy Lin is spreading throughout West San Gabriel Valley with countless comments and messages on Facebook and Twitter.
SGVJournal will be regularly covering Lin’s activities and news articles.

He is the top current basketball player of Asian descent in the United States and is going to play in Southern California. Here’s a little background, 
Point guard Jeremy Lin, who was born in Torrance to parents from Taiwan, was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Houston Rockets on July 13.
Lin became popular as a member of the New York Knicks in 2012 as he spearheaded a winning streak that year that became known as “Linsanity.”
He was originally drafted into the NBA in 2010 by the Golden State Warriors.
Excited to be with the Purple-and-Gold, Lin recently told local media that he is “really excited to be part of this organization. I see it as a fresh start. It’s good to be back to California.”
And while he has been able to play with good players in the past – namely James Harden – this year he has the opportunity to play alongside Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.
Bryant reportedly was one of the first Lakers to welcome him to the team. And Lin was told by Bryant that there’s a lot of work to do.
With Houston a year ago, Lin averaged 12 points and four assists. He will be battling Steve Nash to be able to start at point guard. Nash, a former MVP, battled back injuries most of last season and was limited to 65 games over two seasons.
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