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Video highlights from Jeremy’s Lin-credible game in Taiwan

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
by John

In case you missed Jeremy’s game in Taipei, Taiwan, we have put together a highlight reel from his incredible game against the Pacers on Sunday. I love the reactions from the crowd!

And here is a clip of Jeremy checking out of the game to a rousing ovation…

Yao meets up with Jeremy and Rockets in Taiwan

Monday, 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…

Yao featured in “Linsanity” movie that opens this Friday, Oct. 4th, in several cities

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
by John

In case you didn’t know, Jeremy Lin’s movie “Linsanity” opens this Friday, October 4th, in select cities, including Houston (of course). We understand that Yao is prominently featured in the film and makes the most poignant statement in the film (near the end) that is very emotional.

Jeremy was covered by the filmmaker before Linsanity ever took the world by storm, dating back to his days at Palo Alto High School, then Harvard, then on to Golden State and New York. So it’s not like this is just a film with highlights and news coverage. You get to see what it was like when not many people knew who he was. Here’s a review of the film from ESPN’s Truehoop blog.

Here’s a link to the official movie site. You can see a few cities where it will be playing on this page, which include Chicago, L.A., New York, San Diego, San Francisco, DC, Seattle, Boston, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and even in Taiwan.

Here’s a link to the official Facebook page. And here’s a link to the promotional video on Youtube, or you can watch the embedded version below:

If you’re in Houston, here are the theaters where it will be playing:

1) Sundance Cinema at 510 Texas Ave - [link: click on "Buy Tickets" link on the left]

2) AMC Studio 30 at 2949 Dunvale Ave - [link to Oct. 4th tickets]

Make sure to go see the movie within a week of the Friday, October 4th release date since it’s only a one-week run at both theaters. There is a chance it could be extended another week, but go see it the first week just in case.

Incredible coverage of JLin’s trip to Taiwan and China

Friday, August 30th, 2013
by John

In case you didn’t know, Jeremy Lin has been on a whirlwind tour of Taiwan and China the past couple of weeks.

Raymond has done an AWESOME job posting lots of stories, photos and video links of Jeremy’s trip in the forum. I was hoping I could post a summary of all of Jeremy’s activities, but the amount of content is so amazing, it would take me days to recap it all.

Instead, I just urge you to click here and scroll through all the photos and stories yourself to get a glimpse of what Jeremy has been doing (make sure to click on the additional page links at the bottom of each page — currently 7 pages and counting).

But I had to post at least one photo of Jeremy here. The one below is Jeremy with Rocket teammate Chandler Parsons holding Jeremy’s 25th birthday cake at a basketball camp they were conducting last week. Pretty cool design on the cake, huh?

August 23rd, 2013 - Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parson hold Jeremy's 25th birthday cake at a basketball camp in Taiwan.

Jeremy Lin plays soccer with Steve Nash

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
by John

Last week Jeremy Lin participated in the Steve Nash Foundation Charity Game (soccer), played July 14th in Los Angeles.

July 15th, 2013 - Jeremy Lin practices in front of Steve Nash at Nash's Foundation charity match

July 15th, 2013 - Jeremy Lin defends Steve Nash at Nash's Foundation charity match

Jeremy was among a group of NBA players (like Jared Dudley, Klay Thompson), soccer stars (Robbie Rogers, Robbie Keane), and NBA writers (Marc Stein) invited to play soccer to raise money for Nash’s foundation.

But according to Orange County Register reporter Kevin Ding, the Rockets didn’t approve of Lin playing in the soccer match because of the risk involved, so he played for only a few minutes (for both teams).

However, Lin showed that he had some soccer skills by getting an assist to Klay Thompson for an opening goal. Nash’s team ended up beating Rogers’ team 5-4 with Nash scoring the winning goal.

Click here for more pics from the event.

Photos of Yao & Jeremy in Houston on Tuesday

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
by John

Yao is back in Houston for the next two weeks to attend All-Star game festivities next week as well as to take part in Chinese New Year celebrations.

He met with the Rockets’ CEO Tad Brown Tuesday morning to discuss details of the retirement of his jersey, then met with some of the current Rocket players, including Jeremy Lin.

February 5th, 2013 - Yao Ming and Jeremy Lin meet before Houston's game against Golden State

Click here to see more photos of Yao and Jeremy.

Yao also plans to attend Friday’s game against Portland.

NY Times article: Jeremy is enjoying the peace this season

Monday, November 19th, 2012
by John

The NY Times posted this article on Sunday about how much Jeremy Lin is enjoying being out of the spotlight this season. Jeremy was quoted Sunday morning at the Rockets’ shootaround in Los Angeles with the following:

“It’s really, really low-key. And it’s really peaceful. When I walk around, I don’t wear a hat or glasses or anything — unless I want to.”

I like how Jeremy is able to focus more on his game this season in Houston. He’s had some good moments, and also some bad moments that probably has made his doubters who predicted he wouldn’t be as great as last season in New York feel vindicated, and that it’s time to try winning some money at Party Casino or something.

But I believe once the stable of new Rockets players get to know each other better, start developing some confidence, and Kevin McHale gets back to the team from his leave of absence, Jeremy’s point totals and shooting percentage will start going up, and the turnovers will go down. He’s too smart and too much of a hard worker to be a disappointment.

Jeremy Lin and Yao receive awards from GQ China

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
by John

A few days ago, GQ China announced their 2012 Men of the Year awards. Twenty international and Chinese personalities were picked. Jeremy Lin was picked as Man of the Year in the category of Best International Sports Personality.

September 7th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin - GQ photo shoot

Click here for more photos of Jeremy from the GQ China photo shoot.

Yao also received an award for his contribution to philanthropic and charity efforts. We don’t believe Yao had photos taken by GQ, but if we come across any, we’ll post them here.

Some of the other personalities awarded were:

- Tony Leung Chiu Wai: Man of the Year: Best Actor
- Anthony Wong Yiu Ming: Man of the Year: Best Musician
- Nicky Wu Jilong: Man of the Year: Best Contemporary Artist
- Feng Xiaofeng: Man of Year: Newcoming Actor
- Tadao Ando: Man of the Year: International Cultural Exchange
- Lapo Elkann: Man of the Year: Best Dressed
- Sun Yang: Man of the Year: Best Sports Personality

Wrap-up: the last part of Jeremy’s journey to China and Taiwan

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
by John

Since our last update on Jeremy Lin’s trip in China and Taiwan, you won’t believe how busy he has been!. Here’s a rundown of what he’s been doing over the past couple of weeks.

Jeremy continued to run his 4-day basketball camp in Dongguan through August 22nd.

August 22nd, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at his basketball camp in Dongguan, China

Click here for tons of photos of Jeremy at the camp.

On the evening of August 22nd, Jeremy made his first trip to Hong Kong, and the next day (August 23rd) he spent his 24th birthday there. Check out the cool cake below.

August 23rd, 2012 - Jeremy Lin gets a birthday cake for his 24th birthday celebrated in China

On August 24th, Jeremy made his first public appearance in Hong Kong to share his amazing story of success with hundreds of Hong Kong’s youth at “K11,” the world’s first art gallery and shopping mall.

August 24th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at the K11 shopping center in Hong Kong

August 24th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at the K11 shopping center in Hong Kong for a New World event

The event was sponsored by New World Group, one of Hong Kong’s leading conglomerates, which launched a new community program called New World Springboard to help young people pursue their dreams through sports participation.

During the Q&A session, Jeremy was asked if he has any preference in the nationality (American, Taiwanese, Chinese or Hong Kong) of a future wife. He said he doesn’t care where his future wife comes from as long as she loves God, and loves serving other people.

Jeremy also shared how he spends his free time, and he responded with the following chart (basketball 5 hours per day, family time & relaxing 3 hours, and Bible reading 30 minutes).

August 24th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin shows how he spends his free time

Sohu.com reported that throughout the summer, Jeremy has been working on improving the dexterity of his left hand, using it to dribble, penetrate and pass more. He also told reporters that he lost some weight to reduce the pressure on his knees, but he has become much stronger and muscular in his upper body.

Click here for more photos of Jeremy at the New World Springboard event.

Jeremy was also the main attraction at a Christian testimonial sharing session titled “The Story Behind Linsanity” that had 8,000 attendees at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong.

August 26th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at a Christian testimonial session in Hong Kong

Click here for more photos from this event.

After staying in Hong Kong for a few days, Jeremy flew back to Taiwan where he started another basketball camp on August 27th, this time in Taipei. Compared to the camp he held in Dongguan, China, this one seemed oriented to having more fun because it had younger boys and girls participating.

August 27th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at a basketball camp in Taipei, Taiwan

Click here for more photos from the camp in Taiwan.

The next day after the camp opened, Jeremy worked out for more than two hours with former Golden State teammate David Lee, who also came to Taiwan for the camp.

August 28th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin and former Golden State teammate David Lee workout in Taipei together

Later, Jeremy took Lee and his fiancee to the famous Shihlin Night Market to do some prawn fishing where Jeremy snagged 11 prawns!

August 29th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin with David Lee and others at the Shihlin Night Market in Taipei

August 29th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin with David Lee and others at the Shihlin Night Market in Taipei

August 29th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin with David Lee and others at the Shihlin Night Market in Taipei

On August 29th, Jeremy and David Lee made a surprise visit to some basketball courts in Taipei (the XinSheng Courts) around 10:00pm and played 4-on-4 against three other teams. The two other players on Jeremy’s team was his brother Joshua, and Jeremy’s strength & conditioning coach Josh Fan.

August 30th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin and some of his friends play in a streetball game

Click here for more photos from the street ball session. And here’s a video featuring the guys going to the playground and hooping it up:

On his next day of training, Jeremy was seen putting his hands in a bucket of rice grain.

He said he does this 3-4 times a week because it strengthens his fingers to help reduce the chance of injury, and helps him with his finger rolls. He said a lot of quarterbacks in the NFL also do this.

August, 2012 - Jeremy puts his hands in a bucket of rice

On August 31st, Jeremy went to a primary school in Hualian where he played with 200 boys and girls, who are either orphans or from poor families.

August 31st, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at a school in Hualian in Taiwan

August 31st, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at a school in Hualian in Taiwan

You can tell Jeremy really loves being with the kids. Click here for more photos of Jeremy at the school.

On September 1st, Jeremy attended the launch of the Volvo V60 in the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall.

September 1st, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at a Volvo event in the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Center

Click here for more photos of Jeremy at the Volvo event.

Jeremy made his last public appearance in Taiwan on September 2nd at a religious testimonial sharing event in Xinzhuang Stadium (Taipei Baby Dome) in New Taipei City, sponsored by GOODTV of Taiwan.

September 2nd, 2012 - Jeremy Lin at a religious testimonial sharing event in Xinzhuang Stadium

The stadium was filled to full-capacity and was streamed over the Internet to about 700 religious communities all over Taiwan, and even to Malaysia, Singapore, and the U.S.

One of the miracles that Jeremy shared was how he grew to be 5 inches taller and 30 kilograms heavier than the next person in his family. Click here for some of the other miracles he mentioned, and for more photos from the event.

On Monday, September 3rd, Jeremy flew back to Guangzhou (in China) so he could attend the opening ceremony the next day of the KFC-China national youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Below is a photo of Jeremy signing a jersey of a member of last year’s championship team.

September 3rd, 2012 - Jeremy Lin signs the jerseys of winners of the 2011 KFC-China 3-on-3 tournament

This will be the ninth year of the tournament, which will be a record breaking year with more than 33,300 participating teams with more than 176,800 young players competing for the national championship in over 500 cities.

Jeremy was invited to speak a few words of encouragement for the young players. He told them to place an emphasis on both their academics in addition to basketball. He said basketball is very important to him, but an injury could end his professional career at any time. He said that’s why it’s good to have academic achievements and degrees that one can fall back on when a player’s career is over.

Click here for more photos of Jeremy at the tournament.

Following the event, after a long one-month trip in China and Taiwan, Jeremy and his colleagues returned to the U.S…probably very exhausted mentally and physically.

Thanks go to Raymond for helping put all of this information together.

Jeremy in Dongguan and Guangzhou

Monday, August 20th, 2012
by John

Here’s the latest on Jeremy Lin in China…

On Friday, Jeremy left Shanghai and arrived at the Guangzhou airport where Linsanity was in full force. Many fans were there to greet him, with some fans waiting over 5 hours since Jeremy’s flight was delayed 3 hours because of bad weather.

August 17th, 2012 - Fans wait for Jeremy Lin at the Guangzhou airport

August 17th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin arrives at the Guangzhou airport

Click here for more photos of Jeremy’s arrival in Guangzhou.

On Saturday, he worked out in Dongguan with the Dongguan New Century Leopards, the team he trained with and played for temporarily last summer during part of the NBA lockout.

August 17th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin works out at the Dongguan New Century Leopards facility

He later traveled back to Guangzhou to attend the national roadshow stop of Volvo China’s model V60 at the Guangzhou Baiyun Wanda Plaza, one of the leading business and shopping centers in Guangzhou.

Also in attendance was Taiwanese-American David Wu Dawei (actor, singer, TV show host and VJ).

August 18th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin attends a roadshow event in Guangzhou for the Volvo V60

August 18th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin attends a roadshow event in Guangzhou for the Volvo V60

Click here for more photos of Jeremy at the Volvo event.

On Sunday (August 19th), Jeremy presided over the opening ceremony of the 2012 JLin Basketball Camp at the Dongguan Basketball School. This camp will last from August 19th-22nd. There are 80 participants (boys 13-16 years old) previously scouted from basketball camps held in 8 major Chinese cities.

Over 50 press/media reporters from USA, Hong Kong and China attended the opening remarks.

August 19th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin answers questions during the first day of his basketball camp in Dongguan

August 19th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin answers questions during the first day of his basketball camp in Dongguan

Jeremy mentioned in his opening remarks that his camp was being sponsored by various enterprises, therefore everything (round-trip transportation to Dongguan, meals and accommodations) will be free for the boys. The motto of the camp is Pursue Your Dream to Excel and Surpass Yourself 追逐梦想超越自我.

August 19th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin instructsa a basketball camp attendee during the first day of his basketball camp in Dongguan

August 19th, 2012 - Jeremy Lin instructsa a basketball camp attendee during the first day of his basketball camp in Dongguan

Click here and here for more photos of Jeremy at his basketball camp.

Thanks to Raymond for these updates.