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.
This is a major move for the franchise–away from KNBR’s monster signal and tradition–but it has been in the works from the moment Warriors executives (led by owner Joe Lacob and president Rick Welts) were infuriated when KNBR moved several Warriors playoff games this spring to a sister station in order to broadcast Giants games. Big bullet point for Warriors management: 12 of their 24 playoff games this past season were not broadcast on KNBR 680 due to Giants conflicts. Also, eight other exhibition-season or regular season games were moved from 680.
Obviously, the Warriors will immediately have priority at 95.7 over the A’s, though I’m told there is a slight chance they could move a Warriors game to another station only if the A’s are playing a major playoff game at the same time (and we know that isn’t happening any time soon). The Warriors’ release mentions that long-time radio play-by-play man Tim Roye will remain on the call for their games on 95.7.
LeBron James’ dream came true in June when he delivered a championship title to the city of Cleveland. Now he’s helping to pay it forward with a new reality show. Executive produced by James and business partner Maverick Carter, Cleveland Hustles (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET, CNBC) matches four local business leaders with eight Cleveland-area entrepreneurs. Each leader selects a business to invest in and works with the entrepreneur to open a brick-and-mortar store in underserved Cleveland neighborhoods. “We’re giving people an opportunity to live out a dream and giving small-business owners a chance to do what they love to do,” said James, who grew up in nearby Akron.