Jeremy Lin vs. John Wall: Creating a Warriors-Wizards Rivalry?

Geremy GrahamCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 23:  Projected #1 NBA draft pick John Wall speaks to the media during a press conference to unveil his new state-of-the-art Reebok basketball shoe ZigTech Slash at Arena Event Space on June 23, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for Reebok)
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We all know about John Wall.

The first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky has high expectations for the upcoming season.

Wall is an impressive athlete who presents matchup problems with his size (6'4," 196 pounds) and his ability to drive to the basket to make his own shots.

He has had some big games so far in the NBA Summer League for the Wizards, and he is expected to improve even more.

But, have you ever heard of Jeremy Lin?

In a Summer League game in which he matched up against John Wall, Lin was more than impressive.

He played spectacular defense on Wall and dazzled fans with his quickness, dribbling skills, and court vision.

Out of nowhere, this undrafted point guard out of Harvard held his own against the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

It was just one game, but Lin showed tremendous skill and the ability to be a game-breaker against the best player of the 2010 draft class.

Lin can also penetrate and find the open man, as he proved many times against the Washington Wizards.

Lin has the capabilities of a shooting guard with the court vision and quickness of an effective point guard—a rare but lethal combination.

He has opened the eyes of many NBA teams, one in particular: the Golden State Warriors.

Lin's favorite team as he was growing up, the Warriors are about to offer this young man a two-year deal which could be one of the best moves of this redonkulous NBA offseason.

Lin fills the need at point guard for Golden State after they traded C.J. Watson to the Chicago Bulls.

He has the swagger to become a fan favorite for the Warriors and the ability to enhance the play of star shooting guard Stephen Curry and recently acquired David Lee.

What makes him even more impressive is that Lin would become the first ever Asian American player in the NBA.

He has the chance to make a monstrous impact with his new team.

The fact that Jeremy Lin chose the Golden State Warriors gives promise to the organization. Chances are that Lin will put fans in the stands with his flashy style of play at the point guard position.

Lin has the ability and the opportunity now to become a premier point guard in the NBA.

If the NBA Summer League matchup between Jeremy Lin and John Wall was any foreshadowing for the upcoming season, you can expect a Warriors vs. Wizards rivalry in the near future.