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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:51 pm
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http://www.thecrimson.com/blog/the-back ... le-072610/

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Montgomery Denies Report That Lin Will Represent Chinese Taipei
Published by Martin Kessler on July 26, 2010 at 7:40PM

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:17 am
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That's what I figured...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:23 am
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I guess Dr.No you can add this to your list for Pryuen :lol:

At the same time though, Jeremy can always still agree to play for Chinese Taipei in the future.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:26 pm
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Mixed feelings about this rumored decision to play for Taiwan. As a Asian American, he may face some additional backlash for choosing to play for Taiwan International Team.

Similar situation would be where Chris Kaman decided to go play for the Germany Team and some felt it was a betrayal to US.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:07 pm
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TechieTwo wrote:
Mixed feelings about this rumored decision to play for Taiwan. As a Asian American, he may face some additional backlash for choosing to play for Taiwan International Team.

Similar situation would be where Chris Kaman decided to go play for the Germany Team and some felt it was a betrayal to US.

There are a lot of players who can't make or decide not to play for Team USA and look for other options.

Chris Kaman got his German Citizenship in part because his great-grandparents were German citizens. He's also an All-Star calibre players, so some would be outraged to have to face him in international competition. I honestly don't care.

Other NBAers who are playing for countries other than the US (their birth place):
Matt Bonner - playing for Canada (Grandparent + GF = Canadian)
Andy Rautins (NY 2nd round draft pick) - Playing for Canada (Father is Canadian National Team Coach)
Joakim Noah - Playing for France (Father is French)
Nick Calathes (DAL 2nd round draft pick from 2009) - Playing for Greece

No one is hating on the above players for trying to have an international career. And JLin wasn't even a second rounder, and probably not on the radar of any non Asian American. I think most fans would be happy knowing he has opportunities to represent his parent's home country in International play.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:27 pm
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TechieTwo wrote:
Mixed feelings about this rumored decision to play for Taiwan. As a Asian American, he may face some additional backlash for choosing to play for Taiwan International Team.

Similar situation would be where Chris Kaman decided to go play for the Germany Team and some felt it was a betrayal to US.


lol backlash, the most feared word in the asian american vocabulary.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:45 pm
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This is still a rumor as his agent denied that he made the decision. Yao Ming invited him to go to Taiwan for some activities and he agreed to go. His family will be in Taiwan soon.

If I were him, I wouldn't do it (at least not so soon). As many are saying, he should focus on NBA right now than playing for something that does not add to his career right now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:44 am
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NYC Yao Fan in UMich wrote:
TechieTwo wrote:
Mixed feelings about this rumored decision to play for Taiwan. As a Asian American, he may face some additional backlash for choosing to play for Taiwan International Team.

Similar situation would be where Chris Kaman decided to go play for the Germany Team and some felt it was a betrayal to US.


lol backlash, the most feared word in the asian american vocabulary.

Good1


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:46 am
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http://cbachina.163.com/10/0728/13/6CMB ... 52UUC.html

Jeremy Lin clarified that the news about he had committed to play for Chinese Taipei is
FALSE.

He had yet to make his final decision.


He also revealed that China had earlier approached his father for him to join the Chinese national team (probably 2 to 3 years back, long before he became famous and signed for Golden States Warrirors); but his father rejected it for him, cos his father did not want him to give up his US citizenship.


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