I would also like.
i don't think we need a new thread for information like this.
Speak for yourself.
Lucky you Naim!Just keep on rooting for our beloved JEREMY LIN.
The Q&A w/ JLin was probably one of the best interviews I've read. I think JLin can be a sports analyst after his NBA career is over. I was a bit worried he was giving away too much information, but it's great for the fans. Here are some realistic predictions--1) Asik wins Most Improved Player Award2) Patterson or Martin wins Comeback Player Award3) Rockets have 4 rookies in the All Rookie Team4) JLin leads NBA in steals (2.7/gm)5) Rockets make playoff with 44 wins!
It's good to see Jeremy Lin still giving love to his devoted fans. A million dollars could not buy that kind of good PR. Although, I would have sent autographed jerseys for the whole family so they can cheer on Jeremy as one.
He didn't do it for PR; this is a follow through of the original non-PR (it was supposed to be a phone call, but Naim's dad told Lin's camp that the little fella might not recognize Lin over just his voice). And Naim's father prefers Knicks jersey because he is a die-hard Knicks fan; Niam soon will be also (if not already), but of course Lin can't sign Knicks jersey any more.
I know Lin didn't do this for PR, but it still becomes PR nonetheless. He's a celebrity now, and any of his actions on or off the court will trigger some sort of media response.
Robert Wolf @robertwolf32Sec Educ Arne Duncan & celeb all star mvp on #ImpactPlayers @ReutersTV on thurs names his all time @NBA team & discusses @JLin7 name your 52:48 PM - 23 Sep 12
Thanks Wong!I've been waiting for this link.C'mmon guys lets vote for JLIN.
The little kid Naim should know , he's now part of the Legend that is called - Jeremy Lin! :)
Give it to me if its not the right size :)
Not many posts here..... So enjoy a video of David Garibaldi, the *ELECTRIFYING* performance painter. Here, he performs a portrait of Jeremy Lin to a great music perfectly suited for it. What an amazing treat! Bravo for the NBA to have the artist do a halftime show.Time Duration: 6:10 http://www.nba.com/video/teams/knicks/2012/04/02/nykgaribaldiNBA-2054821/index.html Performance painter, David Garibaldi, created a portrait of Jeremy Lin during halftime of Saturday night's game against Cleveland. April 03, 2012And in this video, David performs an Einstein portrait and tells a short backstory:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27UopeaEqu4KVIE's Rob on the Road: Performance Painter David Garibaldi
Naim doesn't seem like he likes Rockets too much. :) He was more excited at opening the packet than finding out it's JLin's shirt. :)
Naim if you don't want it, give it to me you little runt!!!! Maybe deep down inside/ he was flabbergasted and uber excited, no??
Naim is a little boy, he doesn't understand most of what's going on. Kids believe anything their parents tell them. We should just leave him alone, stop with the criticism. He's too young to know what being a sport fan is.
Let's also not forget that 5 year old Naim has a more realistic scouting report on Jeremy Lin than the supposedly "grown up" Knicks did!
I thought the other posters were tongue-in-cheek about Naim. Every time Naim's name comes up, I keep thinking how smart he is.... and he's so cute - and funny. Little kids don't know how funny they are, which makes things even more hilarious.
Naim said in his scouting report after Lin left.'I don't like them anymore. The Knicks are not good players because I don't like them.'LOL.
I thought the funniest thing Naim said was "Why?", when his dad said to him they can still go to Knicks games. Kids change their minds like in 3 months though.
Yes, definitely tongue-in-cheek. How can you not like a cutie like Naim? But really, it's hard to ask Naim for loyalty when little kids forget so quickly.
Naim's face just never stops smiling :) If Jlin hugs him before the game, he'll be JLin's fan forever!
Little kids will grow out of any fad, whether it's Pokemon, Transformers, or Power Rangers. Some will stay loyal to their childhood heroes, but most of them move on to whatever's popular.
Bleacher Report just published scathing judgment that Terrence Jones ("Questionable effort") and Royce White ("Immaturity") are among 10 NBA Rookies who will struggle in their 1st season. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1344431-10-2012-nba-rookies-destined-to-struggle-in-their-first-season/page/2This is a gift for Houston Rockets because these two rookies will get mad and play out of their mind! Houston Rockets playoff hope just shine a bit brighter.
Royce White's tweet: "LOL some people" Seems quite mature to me.
While it doesn't seem especially grown. To just laugh off a scathing review on who you are as a person.... coming from some random person that has no idea who you are.... seems to be one of the better ways to handle it.
Sorry, Jeremy, but you're definitely the face of the franchise! http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/new-age-underwayThis time last year, both Jeremy and we were desperately hoping he'd crack the rotation as a backup. Now he's appearing on billboards as his team's Chosen One.Life changes in the blink of an eye. Or over the course of one Nets game.
This time last year, I would have been thrilled to see Jeremy Lin starting for a D-league team. He has already exceeded everyone's expectations. Nobody can be overrated if they weren't expected to play at all.
@ztrta cool link to the painting video!
Garibaldi is always great, but he was especially in his zone at the time - I think the music he picked helped. Lucky for Jeremy's portrait and whoever bought that painting for the two charities.
Yi Jianlian leaves the NBA. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/25/sport/nba-china-mavericks-lin/index.htmlThere are currently no more NBA Players from China. There was so much hype surrounding Yi early on. Disappointing he wasn't able to live up to expectations.
Very unfortunate. I don't see any Chinese or Asian players in the pipeline for the near future. It will be decades until China produces another Yao Ming. Oh well, I guess that means more All Star votes for Jeremy Lin.
There's a chinese high school kid in Virginia - Chris Tang. He *might* have a shot at the NBA down the road if things fall into place for him. His highlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsXMUorVC6oHis lowlights:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MyCdOpyL20There's A LOT of players like him at the HS level who eventually never pan out but he's got good height and athleticism so he's got that going for him.