Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Lin’

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)

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