Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin is following in Shaq’s footsteps, at least in his acting career. The NBA star has booked a guest-starring role on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Lin, who plays basketball with the Charlotte Hornets, will play Chau, a worker with Louis (Randall Park) in a factory, who frustrates Louis with his opinions on the movie “Pretty in Pink.”
In the first look photo (above), it appears Chau will appear in a flashback from Louis’ less successful early days.
The series, set in 1995, revolves around 11-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) whose family has just moved from Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown to suburban Orlando, Fla., so that the family patriarch Louis (Park) can follow his American dream of opening a Western-themed restaurant.
ABC renewed the sitcom for a second season ahead of its Upfront presentation in May, along with fellow freshman comedies “black-ish” and “Galavant” (starring Karen David).
“Fresh Off the Boat” will return for Season 2 on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
As we all know, Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, and as a result, we get to see some pretty fly Air Jordans inspired by the franchise.
This time around, the iconic Air Jordan 1 features a wonderful combination of purple, teal and white, making for a solid drop. Unfortunately however, this is slated to be a China-only release, which is why the brand has opted for a rather peculiar nickname for this model, considering it’s colorway.
Feng Shui is a “Chinese term that translates to wind-water in English, and is a philosophical system of uniting the mind, body and soul with the surrounding environment,” says Sole Collector.
The Air Jordan 1 “Feng Shui” will hit select Chinese stockists starting October 10.
New Hornets guard Jeremy Lin says he had trouble convincing a security guard that he’s an NBA player when he showed up at the team’s Charlotte arena.
The NBA’s first American player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, Lin tweeted about the encounter Saturday:
A Hornets spokesman said the team didn’t have any comment. The 6-foot-3 Lin signed with the Hornets in July.
Lin played at Harvard and went undrafted before making a name for himself during the second half of the 2012 season with the Knicks. His knack for hitting big shots and double-figure scoring average sparked the term “Linsanity.”
Members at an Adidas gym were in for a surprise when a trolling Jeremy Lin in a fat suit and beard came in to give them the worst possible workout advice ever. Lin, along with Taiwanese celebrity Vanessa Wu, prove they can be the worst (and most entertaining) personal trainers you’ve ever seen.
Last December an article titled Time for Jeremy Lin to get into Kobe’s face ran in AsAm News. It came after Kobe Bryant accused Lin of being soft like Charmin in front of all his teammates and the assembled media. Four months later, the incident is something that still bothers Lin.
In an excellent piece in ESPN Magazine by Pablo Torre, Lin said
“Just because I have a certain demeanor, it doesn’t mean you can tell how much I want something,” Lin says. “You can’t just say that the more you talk, the more you care,” said Lin in apparent reference to Bryant’s more vocal leadership style versus.
“I’m not very outspoken. I might not be the guy who’s going to cuss somebody out.
“Asians are very easy to make fun of. We’re the model minority. So everyone can joke about Asians: They’re nice people, respectful people; they won’t do anything. People look at me, and they’ve always jumped to conclusions. They don’t see toughness. But how do you define that?”
His reinsertion into the starting lineup for the Lakers, notwithstanding, this has been a very frustrating season for Lin.
You can read Lin’s very candid comments about the lowest point in the season and thoughts from his former coach, Mike D’Antoni, in ESPN Magazine
AsAm News/CBS Sports:
CBS Sports is reporting that Jeremy Lin could join Filipino American Jordan Clarkson in the starting line up. This would be an NBA first–the first line up featuring an all-Asian American starting backcourt.
Speaking of Lin, coach Byron Scott was quoted in Lakers Nation as saying “He’s really started to get into a groove, ”
Lin scored seven of his 14 points in the 4th quarter of the Lakers 101 – 93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He also added four of his six assists in the fourth quarter, according to Sportige. Earlier this week, Lin dropped 25 in a victory against the Utah Jazz. The Lakers have won three straight.
Clarkson has also been playing well. He scored 16 in last night’s win over the Bucks. Since joining the starting line up, he has averaged 14 points a game.
CBS says Clarkson would play the point and Lin the shooting guard. Lakers Nation also reported that Scott planned to put Lin back in the starting line up, but was uncertain if he would play the point or shooting guard.
The line up change could happen sometime in the next week.
As part of his ongoing commercials with Kia, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin teams up with the South Korean car manufacture on another comical clip. In this short, the NBA All-Star trades in his jersey for a flight suit and helmet. Sat in the cockpit of the new Kia Optima, Blake prepares for take off despite reminders from runway marshals that he’s in an automobile. With a turbo charged engine, Blake’s ready to catch the enemy off guard in his new sedan.
Back in 2013, the NBA‘s Golden State Warriors were the first team to model the sleeved jersey option in a professional game. The franchise is set to once again reclaim their status as the forerunners in game-time styling when they take the courts on February 20 versus the San Antonio Spurs in brand new jerseys honoring the Chinese New Year.
Consisting of red accents, yellow print, a graphic emblem on the sleeves, and Chinese characters centered across the charcoal jersey’s front, the Warriors will be suiting up in the jerseys on four occasions this season. The Houston Rockets, who previously drafted and welcomed retired NBA international superstar Yao Ming, will be the second team donning special Chinese New Year uniforms this year. A solid red body is finished with grey accents, white print, and a golden graphic emblem on the sleeves.
Through the implementation of these new uniforms, Commissioner Adam Silver is acknowledging the NBA’s Chinese fans in a special way, and showcasing the global reach of the game.
Angry Asian Man:
The Los Angeles Lakers have joined the growing number of athletes protesting the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of law enforcement. Nearly all the players on the team, including Jeremy Lin, wore black shirts with the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” — referring to Eric Garner‘s dying words at the hands of the NYPD — during warmups before Tuesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
With all but one Laker rocking the shirt, it marks the most complete protest by any one team thus far. Ball Don’t Lie‘s Eric Freeman also notes that Jeremy Lin is the first player who is not black to wear the shirt — a powerful statement and a significant gesture of support of the movement as “a broader human issue.”