Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

Jeremy Lin does his best Michael Jordan shrug

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the most iconic moments in NBA history came during the 1992 NBA Finals, when Michael Jordan opened the festivities with 6 three-pointers during the first half of Game 1. After making a couple of shots, Jordan knocked down a three over Blazers’ forward Cliff Robinson and had no response remaining other than just to shrug…

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Fast-forward to last night in Charlotte, where Hornets guard Jeremy Lin had to force a three-pointer against the Miami Heat with the shot clock running down. His shot went in, off the glass. How do you respond to something like that? Lin looked to the sideline, where Hornets owner Michael Jordan himself was sitting, and broke out his best MJ imitation…

The NBA reacts to the NCAA championship game


VIDEO: Jenkins shot

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Villanova came down to a game-winning buzzer beater by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, just seconds after an incredible game-tying three from UNC’s Marcus Paige. With the NBA taking a final night off before the sprint to the playoffs, plenty of NBA players tuned in to the big finale and reacted on social media…

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Nelly helps Hornets celebrate win over Spurs

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Golden State Warriors have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season, and earned a lot of headlines for their terrific play, but right there on their heels all season have been the San Antonio Spurs, who entered last night’s game against the Hornets with a 59-10 record. But the Hornets showed they while may have been down, they were not out, coming back from a 23-point deficit to beat the Spurs, 91-88, thanks in large part to 29 points from Jeremy Lin. And during Lin’s postgame interview, who better to deliver the postgame photobomb than Hornets minority partner, the rapper Nelly?

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Jeremy Lin and LeBron James debut new hairstyles

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Two NBA players made headlines over the weekend not because of their basketball ability, but because of their hair. And neither guy seems to have long-term plans to keep the hair there.

Let’s start with LeBron James, who posted a photo on Instagram of himself at a costumed birthday party as “James ‘Plaid’ Jackson,” a man with a full head of curly hair…

In other hair news, Charlotte’s Jeremy Lin has said his hair is part of an ongoing art project. He showed up for media day with a head of spiky hair, arrived in China with the Hornets with a bowl haircut…

Jeremy Lin explains how to fit in the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If this NBA thing doesn’t work out for Jeremy Lin — and for whatever it’s worth, it seems to be going just fine, thank you very much — perhaps Lin should look into a back-up career in the world of video. Because Lin sure does seem to enjoy, and be good at, making viral videos. And while the videos of him pranking people are always funny, this latest Youtube video is also great. Here Lin gets a little help from fellow NBA players like Stephen Curry, Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker, in this video about how to fit in the NBA…


VIDEO: Lin fits

Jeremy Lin plays for the Charlotte Hornets

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERJeremy Lin is preparing to start his sixth NBA season, which means he’s been around the league for a while. But he hasn’t officially played a game yet for his newest team, the Charlotte Hornets. And perhaps it’s that he hasn’t been around a lot yet, or maybe it’s because he’s not a seven footer, but sounds like Lin might need to get an employee pass or business cards printed up…

Meet Jeremy Lin, your personal trainer

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin has gone undercover in the past, as we’ve seen, and he seems to really enjoy the opportunity. In this latest video from adidas, J-Lin (and pop star Vanness Wu) get dressed up at a gym in Taiwan and explore what it would be like to be personal trainers. Really odd personal trainers.


VIDEO: Jeremy Lin trainer

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)