Allen Crabbe is in China. That’s a long way from his home in California and from the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s over there to do some business, including visiting LeSports Hong Kong—a company that provides users with video services including webcasting, video-on-demand and additional information on football, basketball, tennis, golf and other sports—and the NBA China offices. He’s also there to experience something different, made possible by the roundball. “If it wasn’t for the season that I had, then opportunities like this wouldn’t be possible,” Crabbe says through a crackly phone call from near Hong Kong. “I’m just blessed to be in the position for the types of doors that basketball has opened for me to go to places that I never thought I would be. It’s been an exciting experience.”
Despite Linsanity happening years ago, Jeremy Lin is still one of the most popular NBA players internationally. Lin is also quite proud of his Taiwanese and Chinese heritage and often goes to various countries in Asia during the summer to directly engage with his fans. And it also it seems like, to star in Taiwanese music videos. Making a brief cameo in Taiwanese pop star’s Jay Chou’s newest music video, Lin basically hangs out with the singer throughout the entire song, which is apparently about ice cream.
Jiangsu Tongxi signed former NBA guard Jared Cunningham. The player comes from an NBA season spent with Cavaliers and Bucks.
Yormark also hinted that the Nets could once again travel to China next fall for preseason. On Linsanity, Yormark shied away from the phenomenon that made Lin famous four years ago… “We’re not looking to replicating Linsanity. I think what you have to do based on his arrival in Brooklyn, let whatever’s going to happen, happen organically. We’ll let the fans dictate that. Jeremy came here because he’s going to be a starter for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s focused on helping us create a new culture and the next chapter in the Brooklyn Nets history. And I think that’s what we’re focused on. We’re not necessarily focused on Linsanity or anything like that.”