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Lin excited to join Lakers

NBA Los Angeles Lakers player Jeremy Lin waves as he arrives at a media event in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, July 18, 2014. Lin is in Taiwan to host basketball clinics and media events from July 18-25. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Jeremy Lin said Thursday he’s looking to establish himself with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he won’t be trying to recreate “Linsanity” on the West Coast.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Lakers land Asian-American guard Lin from Rockets

Jeremy Lin (7)  AP FILE PHOTO

Jeremy Lin, the point guard whose 2012 heroics for the New York Knicks sparked a brief “Linsanity” phenomenon, was traded by Houston to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Bucks, 101-95

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard, right, defends against Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Dwight Howard scored 27 points, including three crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and James Harden scored 10 of his 22 points in the decisive third quarter to help the Houston Rockets hold off the short-handed, scrappy Milwaukee Buckets and win their fifth straight, 101-95 on Saturday night.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Uncategorized | Read More »

Jeremy Lin charms Taiwan fans in preseason game

Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin (7) cheers with Francisco Garcia after scoring against the Indiana Pacers during a preseason game in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The Rockets beat the Pacers 107-98. AP Photo

Asian-American NBA star Jeremy Lin and teammate James Harden joined hands Sunday to help the Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers 107-98 in an NBA preseason game held in Taipei, Lin’s ancestral home.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Jeremy Lin a ‘true milestone’ for NBA

Jeremy Lin  AFP PHOTO

Asian-American NBA star Jeremy Lin’s success was hailed as a “true milestone” by the league’s boss on Saturday, as the player visited Taiwan with the Houston Rockets amid much fanfare for a pre-season game.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Houston Rockets trounce Pacers

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DWIGHT Howard (right) and James Harden (center) of the Houston Rockets fight for position with Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Midway through the fourth period, Omri Casspi rescued a miss with a wild tap that turned into an extra possession for the Houston Rockets. There was a drive by Jeremy Lin, there was an extra pass after an extra pass and then Casspi capped the fun sequence with a three-point play that got a lot of love from his bench.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Filipino fans relish NBA game here; Lin a fan favorite

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Jeremy Lin was a fan favorite. Photo by Celest Flores/INQUIRER.net

It was no home game for both squads, but Indiana and Houston got a more than warm reception from the Filipino basketball fans on a rainy night in Manila.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA Commissioner Stern: ‘We’re looking forward to coming back’

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NBA commissioner David Stern   AP

NBA Commissioner David Stern on Thursday said he was looking forward to bringing the games back to Manila as the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers faced off in the first ever pre-season match here.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Very different,’ says Jeremy Lin of stints with Knicks, Rockets

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Jeremy Lin answers questions from Filipino reporters. PHOTO BY CELEST FLORES/INQUIRER.net

Jeremy Lin went from being on the brink of getting cut from New York’s roster to a point guard worth $25 million for Houston in barely a year’s span.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Linsanity hits Manila as Rockets warm up for game

Jeremy Lin shoots around during the Houston Rockets' first practice at Mall of Asia Arena for the NBA Global Games. Photo by Celest Flores/INQUIRER.net

Jeremy Lin easily stole the spotlight as the Houston Rockets practiced on Tuesday for this week’s first NBA preseason game in the basketball-obsessed Philippines.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Get to know the other side of Jeremy Lin in ‘Linsanity’

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Jeremy Lin. AP FILE PHOTO

Long before “Linsanity” became a global phenomenon, there was Jeremy Lin, a devout Christian, whose unwavering faith and determination kept him through the cutthroat world of an Asian-American athlete trying to live his life-long dream of making it to the NBA.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

Howard healthy and talking titles in Houston

Houston Rockets. AP FILE PHOTO

New Rocket Dwight Howard is healthy and talking about bringing a championship to Houston.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Jeremy Lin says stereotypes held him back

Jeremy Lin (7)  AP FILE PHOTO

Jeremy Lin says he felt a sense of bigotry towards him when he wasn’t offered a US college scholarship despite being named one of California’s top players in his final high school year.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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