Jeremy Lin, who stormed into the league igniting “Linsanity” when he played for the New York Knicks, can now add basketball’s most coveted piece of hardware to his trophy case. The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title, the first for any Canadian team, and Jeremy Lin made history in the process. Raptors edge Warriors to win first NBA championship Led by Kyle Lowry who had 26 points, the Raptors beat the Warriors 114-110 in game six of the 2019 NBA Finals in Oakland. Lin, 30, is a California native of Taiwanese descent and is now the first Asian-American to win an NBA ring. He played briefly at the end of game three when the Raptors were ahead, seeing 51 seconds of floor time. Jeremy Lin is an NBA Champion (via @garystriewski ) pic.twitter.com/0nrImtZo8Q — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 14, 2019 <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> With more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram, Lin has a huge presence on social media which comes from his days playing for the Knicks, when as a 23-year-old he took the basketball world by storm in the 2011-12 season. Fans are already flooding social media with Lin tweets, with users having fun by noting that he beat a number of marquee players to winning a championship, including Russell Westbrook, Paul George, John Wall, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and James Harden. Lin, who grew up in Palo Alto, a San Francisco Bay Area city that is part of Silicon Valley, joined the Raptors during the 2018-19 season in February, coming over from the Atlanta Hawks. Although he saw limited minutes for the squad over the season, he remains a fan favourite in a number of basketball markets. Lin made his NBA debut in 2010 as the first Asian-American to suit up in the league in 63 years – the first was Wat Misaka in 1947. Lin has played eight seasons in the NBA for eight teams and actually started his career with the Warriors in the 2010-11 season. During his one season for the Knicks he averaged 14.6 points, his highest career average. Jeremy Lin stopped by security guard on his way to Raptors team bus This season for the Raptors he suited up for 23 games and averaged seven points and 2.2 assists while shooting 37.4 per cent from the floor. Social media also went off after game five when Lowry missed a key shot with seconds remaining, as Twitter users argued that Lin “would have made that shot” . View this post on Instagram CHAMPS!!! #ALLglorytoGod #WeTheNorth A post shared by Jeremy Lin 林書豪 (@jlin7) on Jun 13, 2019 at 10:14pm PDT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!--\n\n\n//--><!]]> One of the oddest things to happen to Lin in the play-offs occurred during the Eastern Conference Finals when he was stopped from boarding his team’s bus by a security guard . Lin noted it wasn’t the first time it has happened to him. Lin has said he hoped his presence in the NBA would help increase interest in the game all over Asia, noting it “kind of sucks” to be the only Asian-American currently playing .