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.
Jeremy Lin brought his A-game to the G League, scoring among the league’s best performers, but still failed to get a shot at an NBA comeback.
Failed by a broken system: Taking on prejudice throughout his basketball journey, Lin always had to do extra to prove that he’s good enough for the game.
Johnny Juzang, who plays as a junior guard for the UCLA Bruins, may become the first Asian American lottery pick for the NBA.
Juzang, whose mother is Vietnamese, has made enormous strides for the team since he transferred over from Kentucky. The Bruins are headed into the Final Four for the first time since 2008.
A 94-year-old woman was surprised to receive a jersey from one of her favorite NBA players after Twitter user Lili Gu shared with the world just how much her grandmother loved the sport.
Gu’s grandmother appears to have become an avid basketball fan during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking extensive notes of her favorite NBA players as she studied the games.
Jeremy Lin says he underwent hours of therapy, in addition to intensive physical training, to prepare for his NBA comeback.
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A professional cheerleader from Japan has fulfilled her dream of making it to the Detroit Pistons’ dance team.
Yuta Watanabe, 26, has made history as the first Japanese-born player to ever be signed by the Toronto Raptors.
Jeremy Lin was reported to have been “finalizing” a deal with the Golden State Warriors’ G League team in the 2020-2021 season, but the NBA free-agent guard dismissed rumors circulating on Twitter.
The 32-year-old led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese Basketball Association’s semifinals and has been playing scrimmages with the G League’s new developmental team, according to ESPN.
After one season in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Jeremy Lin is seeking a return to the NBA.
In an emotional video on Tuesday, Lin announced his decision to leave the Beijing Ducks, which managed to reach the semi-finals but lost to the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
NBA star Stephen Curry praised a one-armed 13-year-old basketball fan in China after posting a video of the boy on his social media account.
The 25-year-old Grizzlies small forward/shooting guard and the 21-year-old Wizards power forward, who are both members of the Japanese national team, met at a game in Memphis’ FedExForum on Saturday, according to Commercial Appeal.
Basketball champion Ji Zhe, who played for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association, passed away at the age of 33 on Thursday.
Ji had been battling lung cancer for more than a year at the time of his passing, according to Shanghaiist. Ji had won a total of three championships on teams led by NBA legend Stephon Marbury.