Friday, October 29, 2010
It was a historic night at The Oracle Arena in Oakland. A crowd of 17,408 was there to witness the first full Asian American ever to play in the NBA (Wat Misaka played three games in the BAA later becoming the NBA). After chants of "Put in Jeremy", "Put in Jeremy", Jeremy Lin was finally inserted with 2:32 left in the game and the Warriors leading 106-88. The crowd went wild as JLin tied up Brian Cook for a jump ball. With the Warriors gaining possession, Jeremy was credited with the first steal of his career with many more to come.
Fittingly, after the game, to celebrate Asian Heritage Night, there was entertainment by Sacramento's Capital Flow Dance Crew. Then, Jeremy answered questions posed by Warriors TV guy, Bob Fitzgerald. Over 2,000 tickets were sold through this promotion and most were still there to see and hear Jeremy. Jeremy really showed his appreciation to all of the fans and the Asian Community and gave praise to God for his incredible opportunity to play in the NBA.
So, a nice beginning to Jeremy Lin's career. After, not suiting up for the season opener, Jeremy admitted how humbling it was. Now, with Stephen Curry injuring his ankle again (not sure how serious it is), we hopefully will see Jeremy get more time on the court.