the jeremy lin article everyone sent me

Here's a great ESPN article profiling Harvard basketball star Jeremy Lin, a guy who's been turning a lot of heads in college hoops. His passion for the game was apparently passed down to him from his father: Immigrant dream plays out through son.

Jeremy's father, Gie-Ming Lin, is a "basketball junkie" who immigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s and learned to play the game by watching videotapes of his favorite NBA stars. He vowed -- long before he even had children -- that his own kids would grow up knowing the game from an early age. Looks like it his plan worked.

This season, in a close game against U.Conn, Lin scored a career-high 30 points. And in the Crimson's 74-67 upset at Boston College yesterday, he scored 25 points. So in two games against New England's annual NCAA tournament participants, Lin scored 55 points and shot 64 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Last season Lin was the only player in the nation to rank among the top 10 players in his conference in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage. This year, he continues to demonstrate that he's just a fantastic all-around player (and breaking barriers while he's at it).

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