Lakers start first-ever Asian American backcourt

Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson share a neat moment of NBA history.

In case you missed it, this week, the Los Angeles Lakers made a neat little bit of Asian American sports history. Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin became the first-ever Asian American starting backcourt in the NBA.

Lakers start first Asian-American backcourt

On Tuesday night, the Lakers started Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson, who is biracial -- his father is African American and his mother is Filipino -- at the guard spots for their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Jeremy commemorated the historic moment by posting a photo of himself and his teammate on Instagram:

The duo ended up putting up some pretty kickass numbers. Clarkson scored a career-high 30 points, while Lin scored 19 points, and each had seven assists. Alas, the Lakers ultimately lost to the Thunder, 127-117.

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