Jeremy Lin: Warriors' Newest Folk Hero
The undrafted player out of Palo Alto is coming home, as the Warriors have reportedly reached an agreement in principle with Jeremy Lin.
Lin made a name for himself in Summer League, with an undersized frame that simply took it to his opponents. His game against John Wall was epic, and people raved about their "anything you can do, I can do better" battle. See for yourself:
And now the dream has been realized. Lin makes sense for the Warriors, who traded C.J. Watson to the Bulls this weekend. Stephen Curry is obviously the star, and Monta Ellis will play the backup role, but Lin provides a good skill set for a third point guard and could flourish in Don Nelson's system, unless, you know, Don Nelson Don-Nelsons him.
The fact that he's Asian-American (Taiwanese-American, to be specific), will likely make him a hit with the Bay's fervent community. But beyond the cliche racial implications is the fact that he's a local boy who made the most of himself, worked his tail off, and now almost has a big-league contract. This is a better ending to the tale than playing toy soldier for the Lakers or working in the Mavericks' new D-League team, the Texas Legends.
The legend continues.