Lin shared his story Friday in front of about 100 people during an entertaining press conference before playing in the Rising Stars Challenge consisting of rookies and second-year players.
Lin isn’t an All-Star, but he starred Friday in Orlando.
“Just to be here and to see the company and all the players that are here,” Lin said, “it’s just been unbelievable, and I’m just trying to take it all in and embrace it and enjoy it every step of the way.”
The NBA determined there would be too many reporters and cameras to have Lin meet with the media Friday along with the other players in the Rising Stars Challenge. So the league gave him his own availability, territory that only goes to Commissioner David Stern.
Watch the full All Star press conference with Jeremy Lin here:
Is he deceptively fast? What does that mean?
Jeremy Lin plays in the All Star game!
And to think he was on the verge of giving up basketball!