In the wide world of professional sports, the major storylines have to do with the more popular players and rightfully so. So far this NBA season, the headlines have focused on the Miami Heat or another Dwight Howard trade rumor .

One thing that can be said is that Jeremy Lin is a hero for all Asian Americans to this day. Lin, a Taiwanese American who was one of the top basketball recruits coming out of high school in the state of California has set a new trend for Asian Americans with his achievements over the past week. After not being recruited by a top basketball program, Lin spent four years playing college basketball at Harvard University before going undrafted in 2010.