Jeremy Lin shows love to 'little bro' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson | Inquirer Sports

Jeremy Lin shows love to ‘little bro’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

/ 10:56 PM January 03, 2024

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with his brother Rahlir supporting Jeremy Lin during an EASL game against Meralco at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Not only did Jeremy Lin play in the Philippines for a second time, but he also got to share a special moment with a former teammate in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on Wednesday at PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

After leading the New Taipei Kings over the Meralco Bolts in the East Asia Super League (EASL), Lin and Hollis-Jefferson exchanged laughs at center court.

“He’s like a little brother to me,” said Lin after finishing with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the 89-77 victory.

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“Through my nine years in the NBA, he’s always one of my closest friends.”

Lin and Hollis-Jefferson, who’s in contract with TNT Tropang Giga, were teammates for two seasons in Brooklyn in the NBA.

The 35-year-old guard said he appreciated the gesture shown by Hollis-Jefferson to still come to the game even though it was his birthday and could’ve celebrated in the comforts of his home.

Yet, Hollis-Jefferson arrived in the second quarter with a smile on his face, ready to cheer on Lin.

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“Today is his birthday. For him to come out here today and bring his brother and family out today speaks volumes,” Lin said.

“He’s just a great guy and he’s killing it out here and doing a great job. I know he’s having a lot of fun [here] and I appreciate his support for the Kings.”

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