Jeremy Lin: A Hero Personified
My hero’s name is Jeremy Lin. He is a Taiwanese born NBA player. When he was growing up nobody ever expected him to become a successful basketball player. After Jeremy Lin graduated high school he went to Harvard. Harvard is a very academic-based school and to see a Harvard graduate choose a path of basketball is astonishing. Jeremy Lin rose to stardom on February 4th, 2012. He had a career night, finishing with 25 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin showed me that no matter where you come from, you can always be successful if you put forth your best effort.
Jeremy Lin went through stage one and two of the hero’s journey. Before his break out game, Jeremy Lin was sleeping on his teammate’s couch and wondering if he will ever become more than a benchwarmer for a subpar basketball team. Jeremy Lin was called to adventure when his herald (coach) told him to get into the game. Shortly after entering the game, Jeremy Lin put on a show. After this game Jeremy Lin thanked that God had given him the opportunity to play in this game and with the New York Knicks.
Jeremy Lin had to sacrifice his health and time with his family and friends to complete his journey. After the final regular season game concluded, Jeremy Lin was left with torn meniscus in his knee. After the season ended the Rockets offered Jeremy Lin a 28.8 million dollar contract, which Jeremy Lin could not refuse. Now Jeremy Lin is playing in a Rocket’s jersey and has to miss time with his family and friends. His hard work both on and off the court make him the hero he is today.
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