How much is Jeremy Lin worth right now? Let’s take a look a Lin’s, aka “Linsanity”, career earnings throughout his up-and-down NBA career.
Jeremy Lin Net Worth As Of 2019: $170 Million
Jeremy Lin has played eight seasons in the NBA and during that time, he’s accumulated a net worth of $170 million. Let’s take a look back at how it all started for the man who spread Linsanity.
Lin was born in Los Angeles County and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Palo Alto. He grew up in a Christian household and still practices and celebrates his faith. His parents emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s. Lin’s parents are both 5’6″ which is far off from their son’s 6’3″ stature. The point guard has his taller maternal grandmother’s family to thank for his unexpected height boost. Lin attended Palo Alto High School where he finished with a 4.2 GPA. During his senior year in 2005–2006, Lin led his team to a 32–1 record and upset the nationally ranked Mater Dei, 51–47, for the Division II state title. He was named first-team All-State and Northern California Division II Player of the Year. Lin failed to receive any athletic scholarship offers and eventually committed to play basketball at Harvard.
Lin didn’t play much in his freshman year but picked up steam in his sophomore year where he was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team. By his junior year, he was a consensus selection for the All-Ivy League First Team and averaged 17.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.
In his senior year (2009–10), Lin averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, and was again a unanimous selection for the All-Ivy League First Team. To his disappointment, Lin was not selected in the 2010 NBA draft. He graduated from Harvard that same year with a degree in Economics.
Despite questions about his light frame and unimpressive athleticism, Lin received an offer form the Dallas Mavericks to play on their summer league team. In five Summer League games, while playing both guard positions, Lin averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals in 18.6 minutes per game and shot a team-leading 54.5% from the floor. After his stellar summer league performance, Lin received offers from the Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, and another unnamed team.
He went go onto sign a two-year deal with the Warriors and a three-year contract with Nike. Before he played in his first game, his jersey was already on sale. Lin had a large cult following, specifically within the Asian-American population.
His popularity completely took off the following year when he signed with the Knicks. Lin led a down and out Knicks team to a surprising turnaround season. Lin finished his second year in the NBA and first season as a Knick with 14.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 3.1 APG. The Knicks lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Hear, 4-1, who would later win the Championship.
Since Lin’s 2012 insanity, he’s spread his talent across the league, becoming quite the journeyman. The eight-season vet has played one season in Golden State, New York, LA, and Charlotte, and two in Houston and Brooklyn. Most recently, he was traded from Brooklyn to the Atlanta Hawks. Due to injuries, the 29-year-old has played just 37 games in his last two seasons with the Nets. Let’s hope for fewer injuries and more Linsanity for Jeremy in Atlanta.
Lin and the Toronto Raptors attempted to advance to their first NBA Finals with an Eastern Conference Finals win over the Milwaukee Bucks.