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Filipino American Utah Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Wins NBA Sixth Man Award

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 Passes Torch to New Asian Players in Heartfelt Message After Not Getting NBA Contract

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. 

Japanese NBA Star Rui Hachimura Reveals He Gets Racist Remarks ‘Almost Every Day’

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.”

Online hate: The 23-year-old Washington Wizards forward made the revelation via a comment on Twitter after his younger brother, Aren Hachimura, posted an image of an offensive message he received.

Eddie Huang Unveils His First Feature Film ‘Boogie’

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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