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Yao meets up with Jeremy and Rockets in Taiwan

October 14th, 2013
by John

This past weekend Yao went to Taipei to meet up with Jeremy Lin and the Rockets since they were in town to play the Indiana Pacers for a preseason game on Sunday, October 13th. Below are just a small sample of photos that are in the forum.

Here is Yao with Jeremy at a welcome reception on Friday…

October 11, 2013 - Yao Ming and Jeremy Lin at a Welcome Reception as part of the 2013 Global Games at the Regent Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan

It looks like Jeremy was able to get out and do some shopping without being swamped since he was in disguise…

October 12, 2013 - Jeremy Lin in disguise in the streets of Taipei

But it looks like a couple of people identified him and were able to get a pic with him…

October 12, 2013 - Jeremy Lin with two fans in the streets of Taipei

The next day, Yao, Jeremy and other Rocket players participated in an activity with mentally and physically disabled children who were part of the Chinese Taipei Special Olympics team…

October 12th, 2013 - Yao Ming and Jeremy Lin speak to Special Olympics athletes in Taiwan, Taipei

October 12, 2013 - Jeremy Lin and Yao Ming at an NBA Cares Special Olympics Clinic in Taipei, Taiwan

October 12, 2013 - Jeremy Lin with Special Olympics kids in Taipei, Taiwan

Click here for more photos of Rockets with the Special Olympics kids

Yao was able to take some shots, like old times (Clyde Drexler and Robert Horry were also there)…

October 12th, 2013 -- Yao Ming shoots a hook shot in Taipei, Taiwan

October 12th, 2013 - Yao Ming shoots a hook shot in Taipei, Taiwan

Later that night, Yao and the Rockets attended a fancy party at the Okura Prestige in Taipei. Below Yao shows how much he dwarfs Dwight Howard

October 12th, 2013 - Yao Ming and Dwight Howard at a private party in Taipei, Taiwan

Click here for more photos from the party where it looks like a great time was had by many of the Rocket players, and even GM Daryl Morey.

Prior to joining his teammates at the Okura Prestige, Jeremy attended the premiere of his movie “Linsanity” in Taiwan….

October 12th, 2013 - Jeremy Lin appears at the premiere of Linsanity the movie in Taipei, Taiwan

October 12th, 2013 - Jeremy Lin appears at the premiere of Linsanity the movie in Taipei, Taiwan

October 12th, 2013 - Jeremy Lin appears at the premiere of Linsanity the movie in Taipei, Taiwan

A few days before on October 7th, the Rockets arrived in Manila to play their first preseason game against the Pacers (click here for more photos from their time in Manila)…

James Harden getting off the plane…

October 7, 2013 - James Harden gets off the plane in Manila, The Philippines

Jeremy takes a photo of fans who waited for him and the Rockets at the airport in Manila…

October 7, 2013 - Jeremy Lin takes a photo of fans at the airport in Manila, The Philippines

Jeremy sits on a jeepney…

October 7, 2013 - Jeremy Lin sits on a jeepney in Manila, The Philippines

Jeremy is surrounded by a throng of media at their practice court…

October 7, 2013 - Jeremy Lin is surrounded by media in Manila, The Philippines

Click here for more photos of the Rockets in Manila.

Here’s a clip of Rockets head coach Kevin McHale’s comments about Jeremy Lin after his game in Manila in which the Rockets beat the Pacers…

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