Jeremy Lin won’t have to watch the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony this September to know the full extent of Yao Ming’s basketball and cultural impact on the NBA.
Perhaps more than anybody else, Lin was directly affected by Yao’s success in the NBA.
“I mean, there’s no person that has been impacted more than me,” Lin said when asked about Yao’s influence while the point guard watched the Brooklyn Nets play in the Las Vegas Summer League. “No other player, no other person, I would say, has been more impacted by what Yao has done than me because I was kind of the one that came right after him.”
Source: Ohm Youngmusik of ESPN
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