Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

Jeremy Lin, eSports TV analyst

Video: Lin Dota 2

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I play a lot of video games, but I mostly stick within realm of console games. So I have to confess, I wasn’t exactly sure what “Dota 2” was, much less that they were holding a “Dota 2” championship right now with a prize pool that is worth — are you ready for this? — $18 million. As it turns out, “Dota 2” is an online, multiplayer battle game, where players go 5-on-5 and try to destroy “The Ancient.”

Anyway, right now in Seattle, the “Dota 2” tournament is underway at The International, and who showed up but Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin? According to Lin, he plays “Dota 2” a “decent amount” during the season. Maybe there’s another career waiting for Lin when he’s finished with the NBA?

(via FTW)

Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Dikembe Mutombo speak out against wobbly tables

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We’ve all been there — you sit down at a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal, and the next thing you know, your food is rocking back and forth. Wobbly tables are widespread throughout the restaurant world, and Jimmy Kimmel managed to find a few NBA stars willing to speak out against this scourge. Here’s Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and Dikembe Mutombo speaking out against this important issue…

VIDEO: Kimmel table

Kobe isn’t thrilled with the Lakers celebrations

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERKobe Bryant may be out for the season after shoulder surgery, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to go quietly.

But before we get to Kobe, let’s rewind to Sunday night, when the Lakers beat the Celtics in overtime, 118-111. The win was just the 14th of the season for the Lakers, and during Jeremy Lin‘s postgame interview, Jordan Hill and Nick Young showed up to blow off some steam, in funny fashion…

VIDEO: Lakers postgame

Back to Kobe. Last night, Bryant appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Kimmel played Kobe the tape of Lin, Young and Hill. And let’s just say Kobe didn’t seem thrilled about it…

(via B/R)

The Nick Young and Jeremy Lin Show

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday we checked in Lakers guard Nick Young, who despite enduring a miserable season has continued to keep us entertained. A few hours later, at a Lakers all-access event, Young teamed up with Lakers guard Jeremy Lin for a full-on comedy routine, with a cameo appearance from Wayne Ellington. Thankfully, ESPN’s Arash Markazi was there to chronicle the entire thing…


Jeremy Lin gives Lakers custom Christmas gifts

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Los Angeles Lakers may have been away from home for the Christmas holiday, having to play at Chicago for a nationally televised game, but point guard Jeremy Lin did his best to make the season bright — and we mean, really bright. As Lin posted on Instagram, he gifted his teammates with custom gold headphones, with their nicknames on the box and across the top of the actual headphones. Sleigh bells bling-bling, are you listening?

(via FTW)

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.