Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

Meet Jeremy Lin, your new adidas store clerk

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier this week I came across a video featuring Jeremy Lin in Taiwan, where he dressed undercover as an employee at an adidas store and basically pranked shoppers. Because we know Lin loves his pranks.

Anyway, I didn’t post the video because I didn’t really understand it — even though it almost doesn’t need commentary; people’s reactions when they realize it’s Lin are pretty visceral — as the entire thing is in Mandarin. But this morning our producer Jeff Case pointed out that you can click on the little “CC” button on the video player to turn on subtitles, which makes it a million times funnier, particularly because Lin is so self-deprecating.


VIDEO: Lin Works

Jeremy Lin has some endorsement ideas

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERJeremy Lin is about to begin his first season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s played in large markets before — most notably, New York City. But despite having a high profile and playing in places where fans love their basketball players, in his latest video for YouTube, Jeremy realizes that perhaps he could step up his endorsement game. So here we see J-Lin go through several options, from being the most “Linteresting” man in the world to meeting his long-lost twin brother Jeremiah.


VIDEO: Lindorsements

Jeremy Lin can’t stop pranking people

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a busy summer for Lakers guard Jeremy Lin, who spent time creating a high-concept music video, as well as dunking on his Mom, and then getting her with the ol’ pie in the face.

Well, Mama Lin got got again recently, along with Jeremy’s uncle and a bunch of random people. The Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in San Francisco recently unveiled a statue of Jeremy, and Jeremy decided to put on his uniform and show up and, well, just watch. If nothing else, you have to give this dude credit — he’s definitely committed to pranking people. The other Lakers better keep their heads on a swivel…


VIDEO: Lin Wax Museum

Jeremy Lin smashes birthday cake in mom’s face

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The best way to celebrate a birthday? With cake, of course.

The best way to make that cake a surprise? Smash it in the birthday celebrant’s face.

A cake to the face is funny, in theory. In practice it sometimes loses some of the humor. But in the video below, in which Jeremy Lin celebrates his mother’s birthday by hitting her in the face with a cake, everyone seems to have a good laugh. Enjoy the cake, Mom!

Jeremy Lin posterizes his mom

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the popular trends last summer was posterizing, in which unsuspecting people are dunked on and it’s filmed for prosperity. We saw people posterized at the NBA rookie photo shoot, at the White House…but now how about in the kitchen?

As part of what he’s calling “Fan Appreciation Week,” Lakers guard Jeremy Lin has asked for his followers to submit videos with them posterizing people. To show them how it’s done Lin posted the following clip where he posterizes a few people around the house. Including, yep, his own Mom.

Jeremy Lin goes Hollywood

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERJeremy Lin‘s NBA career has taken him on a wild ride the last few years. His latest stop looks to be Los Angeles, as this summer the Rockets traded Lin to the Lakers. And as he returns to his native state of California, Lin posted this video on YouTube that shows him simultaneously dismissing his detractors as well as getting involved in an ornate song and dance routine…


VIDEO: Lin goes Hollywood

Jeremy Lin Has An Unconventional Workout Plan

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Houston guard Jeremy Lin‘s road to the NBA was never easy — he was cut and waived by several teams before Linsanity struck in New York, and Lin finally inked a long-term deal with the Rockets.

But how did Lin keep working so hard to become the type of player he is today? In this new video from Volvo, Lin attributes at least some of his strength to an unconventional workout partner…imported from Sweden and weighing several thousand pounds.


VIDEO: The Jeremy Lin XC60 Workout

(via TNLP)

Jeremy Lin Signs With Adidas, Goes All In

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Linsanity may have ended, but Jeremy Lin is still playing well (averaging 14 point per game) for the Houston Rockets, and is very popular in the US and abroad. When Lin’s Nike contact ended recently, adidas made him an offer he couldn’t refuse to join the three stripes. And to show the world his commitment to the brand, Lin teamed up with some of his adidas-wearing Rockets teammates to make an Instagram video displaying a new haircut. (BTW, since Iman Shumpert has been down this road before, I’m wondering if that hairstyle is gone by the next time we see Lin play.)

Dwight Howard Gives Good Gifts

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The last few years have been a bit rough for Dwight Howard, at least in terms of public perception. Does he want to be traded or doesn’t he? Will he sign an extension or won’t he? Which team will he sign with in free agency? But what is it like playing alongside Dwight? Well, it seems pretty nice, at least on Christmas.

Several members of the Houston Rockets took to the internet yesterday to display their holiday gifts from Dwight, who seems to be a very conscientious gift-giver. According to James Harden, Howard got him the exact Audemars-Piguet watch that he wanted…

Dwight also went out and got Rolex’s for Chandler Parsons (here) and Greg Smith (here). And according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Dwight presumably went to the secondary market to find a pair of Air Mags for Aaron Brooks. “So generous,” Brooks told Stein. “Most people on the outside look at him wrong. I know ’cause I did, too, before [becoming Howard's teammate]. He’s a great guy. Huge heart.”

You’d think after all that, Dwight’s teammates might be a bit more willing to share a little love with Dwight. But even after Jeremy Lin poked fun at Dwight with his Instagram post the other day…

…if what we saw yesterday was any indication, you’d be wrong…

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(via SBNation; Brooks via BDL; GIF via gifdsports)

Google Releases Top-Searched NBA Players, Teams In 2013

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — This may not be the most scientific data available, but it’s pretty interesting. Today Google released their lists of the most-searched for NBA players and teams in 2013, compiling data from 72 countries. Some of the results are not that surprising (hey LeBron!), but some of the others? Can’t say I saw them coming (fly high, New Orleans Pelicans!)…
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