An NBA player has earned the ire of Chinese fans and authorities after posting pro-Tibet messages on social media.
Speaking out: Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter announced in a video posted on Wednesday that he was adding his voice to “speak out against what is happening in Tibet under the Chinese government’s brutal rule.”
NBA team the Los Angeles Lakers have signed a five-year partnership with Bibigo, a South Korean food company best known for its dumplings.
Why it matters: Bibigo is a brand under CJ CheilJedang, which hails itself as “Korea’s No. 1 food company.” The deal, reported to be worth over $100 million, marks the Lakers’ first-ever international partnership.
Dice Yoshimoto named Knicks Summer League head coach, second Asian American head coach in NBA history
Dice Yoshimoto makes history as the second Asian American to be named head coach in the NBA.
NBA history: Yoshimoto, 40, was selected as the Knicks’ Summer League head coach last weekend, according to The New York Post.
Jalen Green made history as the NBA’s highest-drafted Asian American player in the league as well as being the third athlete of Filipino descent to make it to the NBA.
Pinoy pride: Green, 19, was previously spotted working out with the Houston Rockets and became their number two selection, according to Hypebeast.
Jordan Clarkson was recently named the 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award (6MOY), an honor given to the best-performing reserves.
Off the bench: The Filipino American Utah Jazz guard led among all NBA reserves (those not part of his team’s “first five” players), in scoring with a career-high average of 18.3 points per game, in addition to 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists, according to NBA.
Jeremy Lin penned an emotional message for his fans and social media followers after not receiving an offer to play in the NBA this month.
Missing the deadline: In a recent Instagram post, Lin recalled his hard work and the challenges he overcame to prove he was ready for an NBA comeback. However, he did not receive calls from any NBA teams when the May 16 deadline to sign NBA free agents arrived.
Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese player to be a first-round pick in an NBA Draft, revealed on Tuesday that he receives racist messages online “almost every day.”
After 11 years of professional basketball, Jeremy Lin is finally launching his own signature shoes.
The 32-year-old, who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G League, has signed up with Chinese brand Xtep to release the JLIN ONE — with blue “Water” shoes as the main colorway.
Jeremy Lin says he underwent hours of therapy, in addition to intensive physical training, to prepare for his NBA comeback.
Restaurateur and “Fresh Off the Boat” author Eddie Huang is making his feature film directorial debut with a basketball drama titled “Boogie.”
Boogie’s story: The film, which unveiled its first trailer on Tuesday, tells the story of Chinese-Taiwanese American Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a talented basketball player who aspires to someday play for the NBA, reports People.
Yuta Watanabe, 26, has made history as the first Japanese-born player to ever be signed by the Toronto Raptors.