Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000
Topics: Popular Basketball Players, Diversity Keynote Speakers, Top Motivational Speakers,
Sports Speaker Jeremy Lin, point guard for the Charlotte Hornets, is a promising young NBA payers. After receiving no athletic scholarships out of high school and being undrafted out of college, Jeremy Lin has proven his worth on the basketball court. After graduating from Harvard University in 2010, he was guaranteed a contract deal with his hometown’s team, the Golden State Warriors. He was waived by the Warriors and the Houston Rockets before joining the Knicks in the 2011-2012 season. In 2012, Lin joined the Houston Rockets where he would remain for two seasons. He would spend one season with the Los Angeles Lakers before signing with the Charlotte Hornets in July 2015.
Sports Speaker Jeremy Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and is the first American player in the league to be of Chinese Taiwanese descent. Lin’s father, Gie-Ming, taught him and his two brothers how to play basketball at the local YMCA while growing up in Palo Alto, California. By his junior year at Harvard, Jeremy Lin became the only NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball player who ranking in the top ten in his conference for scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, blocked shots, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and three-point show percentage. At the end of his college career, Lin became the first Ivy League player to record at least 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals.
In his first career start in an NBA game, Lin had 28 points and eight assists. On February 10, 2011, Lin scored a new career high of 38 points, allowing the Knicks to pull away with a win against the Los Angeles Lakers and outscoring NBA star Kobe Bryant by four points. Lin has been called “the most surprising story in the NBA” by the associated press and his sudden success on the court has increased sales and traffic for the Knicks’ online store by a whopping 3,000%. Jeremy Lin is available for speaking engagements, personal appearances and sporting events.
TO WORK WITH JEREMY LIN: Sports Speaker Jeremy Lin can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, hosting, SMT’S, public relation campaigns, team building events and corporate hospitality.