Jeremy Lin arrived in Taipei on Saturday to start a one-month tour of Taiwan and China. He will be in Taiwan for 2 or 3 days before departing for mainland China where he will be visiting 3 or 4 cities for his sponsors Nike and Volvo.
Here’s a photo of Jeremy landing at the Taiwan airport at 5:00am in the morning after a long flight from San Francisco.
Hundreds of diehard fans waited for him through the night at the airport. It would have been tough for Jeremy to meet with them after such a long flight, so he went straight to the hotel. But he did record a short video on his mobile phone, and asked China Airlines to play the video in the airport to thank his fans.
Later in the day, Jeremy went to a secondary school (Nan Shan) where he went through basketball drills for 4 hours. Check out the madness at the school as he arrived:
Later on Friday night, Jeremy made an appearance at a Nike event to launch his new line of Hyperdunk shoes.
Thousands of fans showed up hours early to get a good spot at the Nike event.
Some fans also showed up early to buy the first official Jeremy Lin Rocket T-shirts.
Click here for more photos of Jeremy’s Friday activities in Taipei.
On August 19th – 22nd, he will hold a basketball clinic in Dongguan for 50 kids who were hand picked from 8 basketball camps held in the past 3 months in multiple Chinese cities.
On August 25th, he’ll leave China for Hong Kong for a couple of days to speak at the Asia World Expo to give a Christian-oriented speech about “The Story Behind Linsanity.” Afterwards, he will be flying back to Taiwan where he will conduct another basketball clinic from August 27th – 30th. After a couple of more activities on September 1st and 2nd, Lin will fly back to the U.S.