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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:33 pm
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amare was in htown working out w/dream. He said some nice things when asked about jeremy lin :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:23 pm
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nig wrote:
amare was in htown working out w/dream. He said some nice things when asked about jeremy lin :lol:


then Dream took both amare and nig out for ice cream.

Nice Guy Dream

then they all had a sleep overwhere they watched Wrestlemania 8 and listened to white rap.

Good Guy Aamare


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:59 pm
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And this morning (August 16), Kentucky Fried Chicken China threw a press conference in Shanghai to announce officially they had signed up Jeremy Lin as their Basketball Ambassador/Image Spokesperson for their annual National Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. (KFC China had held national youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament in over 500 cities of major provinces for youngsters since 2004)

Jeremy was asked to speak a few words to encourage the participants of the KFC National Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. He also presented awards and his autographed basketball to MVP of previous season. He and Samuel Su Jingbin (President of the China Division for Yum! Brands, Inc. which was spun off from Pepsi Cola in 1997 to manage all Pepsi's restaurant business, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, A&W and Long John Silver brands) exchanged jerseys. Jeremy Lin got a KFC China National Youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament jersey, while Samuel Su got a Houston Rockets #7 jersey.

Then a Q&A session followed for reporters and fans from weibo/microblog.

According to Samuel Su, the endorsement is for 2 years and would not be strictly a commercial one; Jeremy would not be asked to do compulsory commercial/marketing promotion for KFC China. No hamburgers or fried chicken or any set menu will carry Linsanity name. His role is just strictly as a basketball ambassador for KFC China's National Youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament. And Jeremy Lin had promised that he will show up in the debut game of the new season of National Youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament in China in early September.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:12 am
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Am bummed about Jeremy endorsing KFC...would have preferred that he endorse a healthier lifestyle...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:16 am
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nig1 wrote:
amare was in htown working out w/dream. He said some nice things when asked about jeremy lin :lol:


Here are some quotes:

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/19288 ... good-match

By Mark Berman, Sports Director - bio
HOUSTON (FOX 26) -
New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, who is in Houston working with Hall-of-Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon, believes former Knicks guard Jeremy Lin and the Rockets are a good match.

Lin signed with the Rockets last month.

"Jeremy Lin is going to be a great addition to the team," Stoudemire said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "He is a player who is going to continue to learn.

"He practices just as hard as anyone else on the basketball court. He plays with great confidence and great poise for a young player. So to have him on a team, a young team as the Rockets are, it's definitely a great addition."

Stoudemire believes Lin was able to show what kind of player he can be in the NBA, even though he started only 25 games.

"25 games is 25 games," Stoudemire said. "You got to take it when the opportunity is given to you and he did that.

"So much respect to him for that and I just wish him health and luck going into next season."

Stoudemire respects the fact that Lin was able to cash in on his success last season and land his three-year contract worth $25 million with the Rockets.

"Most players, the ultimate goal is to win a championship," Stoudemire said. "Then if you can win a championship and also cash in, you've got a double portion.

"He's on the right track so far with cashing in and coming to beautiful city, as Houston is, he's going to do a good job."


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:27 am
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PhilNYC wrote:
Am bummed about Jeremy endorsing KFC...would have preferred that he endorse a healthier lifestyle...


You chicken hater.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:29 am
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PhilNYC wrote:
Am bummed about Jeremy endorsing KFC...would have preferred that he endorse a healthier lifestyle...


Well, to view it from another perspective, Jeremy may not be endorsing KFC food (even though we all know he loves eating chilly chicken wings). :P

As KFC China puts it, he is going to be just strictly a basketball ambassador/image spokesperson for KFC China's national youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament. As Samuel Su Jingbin (President of the China Division for Yum! Brands, Inc) said in the press conference, they picked Jeremy for his clean image, his Linsanity story and his ever persisent pursuit of excellence, and believes he will be a great role model and inspiration to many young basketballers in China.

In the press conference, Jeremy also told Chinese young basketballers never to give up pursuit of their dreams and have to persist in developing good work ethics and work hard to improve on their games.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:34 am
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Malorkayel wrote:
PhilNYC wrote:
Am bummed about Jeremy endorsing KFC...would have preferred that he endorse a healthier lifestyle...


You chicken hater.


i love chicken...just not deep-fried...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:36 am
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pryuen wrote:
PhilNYC wrote:
Am bummed about Jeremy endorsing KFC...would have preferred that he endorse a healthier lifestyle...


Well, to view it from another perspective, Jeremy may not be not endorsing KFC food (even though we all know he loves eating chilly chicken wings). :P

As KFC China puts it, he is going to be just strictly a basketball ambassador/image spokesperson for KFC China's national youth 3-on-3 basketball tournament. As Samuel Su Jingbin (President of the China Division for Yum! Brands, Inc) said in the press conference, they picked Jeremy for his clean image, his Linsanity story and his ever persisent pursuit of excellence, and believes he will be a great role model and inspiration to many young basketballers in China.

In the press conference, Jeremy also told Chinese young basketballers never to give up pursuit of their dreams and have to persist in developing good work ethics and work hard to improve on their games.


He may not be explicitly endorsing the food, but his name association with the KFC brand is close enough. I have the same issue with Olympic athletes (and the Olympics in general) who endorse or receive sponsorship from places like McDonald's or Coca-Cola..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:40 am
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what a stupid deal endorsing KFC china. Him and Tebow should've been spokespersons for Chic-Fil-A USA, makes more sense. Or at least he could've been hawking chicken mcnuggets like FAT YAO.


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