Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

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…

hardendwight

(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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Dwight Howard Ambushed By Silly String On Birthday

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Houston center Dwight Howard turned 28 years old yesterday, and as part of his birthday celebration, he was apparently ambushed by teammates armed with Silly String, as this video by Jeremy Lin shows…
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(via TNLP)

Jeremy Lin Takes Elbow To The Head

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During Houston’s game against the Timberwolves on Saturday night, Jeremy Lin caught an accidental elbow to the side of the forehead from Kevin Love. And to say it swelled up would be an understatement.

The good news? According to reports, the swelling went down quickly. As Lin said, “I am much better. I had a headache last night, but today I am fine.”

A headache is completely understandable, especially when your head looks like this…

Jeremy Lin’s Dad’s Basketball Rules

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday Houston G Jeremy Lin posted a video to his YouTube channel featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a training session with his father, identified on the video as Papa Lin. How did Jeremy Lin become an NBA star? Through hard work, and perhaps by doing drills while carrying an egg on a spoon in his mouth, or while being pelted with water balloons. (Although we should probably take this with a grain of salt — in the video’s description, Lin says they shot this video over the summer to support his documentary Linsanity, which is out tomorrow.)
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