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Jeremy Lin Makes History as First Asian-American with Signature Shoe Brand


Pioneering basketball player Jeremy Lin, who is currently playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G League, just dropped his own signature line of shoes with Xtep Sports, a Chinese shoe brand. He becomes the first Asian-American to do so.

He released two colorways, but the kicks were sold out immediately. This follows the track record of his Lin-sanity popularity in the NBA.

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Lin, however, assures everybody that there are new colorways hitting the shelves soon, so if you didn’t get your hands on his first drop, keep your eyes peeled for the next one!

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On his Instagram, announcing the new shoe line, he also recounted his accomplishments over the years:

“When I was 22, I was the first Asian American to make the NBA in 50 years, and all I cared about was being recognized for my skills, not skin color.

When I was 22, I was the first Harvard player to make the NBA in 60 years and all I cared about was what the future held, not the past.

When I was 24, I had the most points scored in their first 4 starts in NBA history, and all I cared about was how many more [I’d] score in upcoming games.

When I was 30, I was the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship, and I was so focused on how I wanted to win another one the way I had envisioned it.

Now that [I’m] 32 and more able to cherish and be grateful for the present, [I’m] going to really soak in this piece of history, rather than immediate move to the JLIN Twos or the next goal.”


For updates, check out his official website.

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