How Good Was Jeremy Lin at Harvard?

At first, not so good, it turns out. The breakout star for the Knicks has come a long way since his freshman year as a Harvard point guard. His underdog success story as an Asian-American Ivy Leaguer turned NBA superstar is inspiring.

I find Lin all the more inspiring because he refuses to play the racial victimization game.

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