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Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks' star attraction, shot out of nowhere to international stardom just two weeks ago.
The media is scrambling to unearth stories about Lin – the point guard who led the losing Knicks to a seven-game winning streak and scored at least 20 points in six straight games.
Here is what we know about him:
• Jeremy Lin is 23-years-old, born in Los Angeles, raised in Palo Alto, California • His parents emigrated from Taiwan to the United States • His parents are both 5'6'' and are engineers • The Lins are devout Christians, attending Redeemer Bible Fellowship, the English ministry of Chinese Church in Christ Mountain View • Jeremy is the middle child. He has an older brother and younger brother • Jeremy's father, Gie-Ming, taught him how to play basketball, taking him to the local YMCA as a child • His maternal grandfather was a Taiwanese Christian pastor • His maternal grandmother, Lin Chu A Muen, took care of Jeremy Lin in the United States when he was a child. She now lives in Taiwan with Jeremy's maternal uncle.
Below are photos of Jeremy Lin's childhood and family life.
(Photo: Reuters/Handout)Jeremy Lin (2nd L) is pictured with his family in the United States in 1989. Photographs of NBA New York Knicks guard Lin in various places in the U.S. are displayed to reporters by Lin's grandmother Linchu A-mien in Changhwa county, central Taiwan, February 18, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Handout)One-year-old Jeremy Lin (C) is pictured in the United States in 1989. Photographs of NBA New York Knicks guard Lin in various places in the U.S. are displayed to reporters by Lin's grandmother Linchu A-mien in Changhwa county, central Taiwan, February 18, 2012.
(Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang)Linchu A-mien, 85, grandmother of NBA New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, displays Lin's childhood photographs to reporters in Changhwa county, central Taiwan, February 18, 2012. The photographs were taken in various places in the United States in 1989 when Lin was about one year old.