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Raptors Player Points 'All Glory to God' After Wild Road to NBA Title

Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin made a bit of history this week, and he’s professing his Christian faith in the wake of his success.

Lin is now an NBA champion after helping the NBA’s lone Canadian team win its first ever title.

And thanks to the Raptors’ 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, Lin became the first ever Asian-American to win an NBA championship, according to NBC Sports.

Grateful for the win, Lin knew exactly who to praise.

“God is perfectly the same through the highs and the lows,” Lin tweeted following his team’s victory.

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“Anyone who knows me knows Ive believed this through all the down times, and Hes just as good at the mountaintop rn!  #ALLglorytoGod #NBAchamps.”

The Harvard graduate served the Raptors in a bench role this season.

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Lin, who signed with Toronto in the middle of the season after playing for the Hawks, appeared in 23 regular season games for the Raptors, averaging 18.8 minutes, seven points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Lin’s career has featured its share of highs and lows, but through it all, his faith has remained strong.

“My legacy with the world would be, I would want them to know that I lived for God, I was faithful in my life,” he told the Christian Broadcasting Network in 2018.

“I wasn’t perfect, but I always did my best and I tried to fix and right my wrongs and just do things the right way,” he added.

Lin first rose to fame in early 2012, shining for the New York Knicks when given regular playing time.

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Initially a bench player, his strong performances led to him seeing more playing time as the season progressed.

He was even named Eastern Conference Player of the Week Award during the height of “Linsanity,” according to ESPN.

He finished the 2011-12 season averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game.

Lin has also battled injury during his career.

He underwent knee surgery in October 2017, which forced him to miss all but one game of the 2017-18 campaign.

Even so, he was able to come back this year, contribute and win a title.

For Lin, being off the court was tough, but it was out of his control.

“There is a lot of delving into God’s promises that there is a perfect plan, that I need to just continue to be faithful and worry about what I can control. … I do feel like I’m in God’s favor,” he told CBN.

“My older brother said it best, he said, ‘When I look at your story there’s God’s fingerprints all over it,'” he added.

Lin did not see much action in the NBA Finals.

He played just one minute in Game 3, as the Raptors thrashed the Warriors 123-109.

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Tom is a freelance writer from Massachusetts' South Shore. He covers sports, culture and politics and has written for The Washington Examiner, LifeZette and other outlets.
Tom is a freelance writer from Massachusetts' South Shore. He covers sports, culture and politics and has written for The Washington Examiner, LifeZette and other outlets.
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