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Jeremy Lin is encourages students and users of tutoring platform Khan Academy by sharing some of his personal challenges. Lin encourages math student to persevere saying,  “After my first year in the NBA I got cut by two different teams and I remember at that point I was pretty discouraged. I was considering quitting or taking a break from basketball. I’m glad I stuck with it because the third team that picked me up was New York Knicks and from there I got to find a great opportunity for me to play and showcase what I can do as a basketball player. Had I not given it another shot or had I not continued to play, I would have lost a tremendous opportunity and now I’m entering my sixth year in the NBA.”  Lin is now in his second season with the Charlotte Hornets.

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