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NBA-China: Jeremy Lin can guide Houston Rockets back to Chinese hearts

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Le$$, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Le$$

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    https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/ar...can-guide-houston-rockets-back-chinese-hearts


    They were long the country’s favourite team thanks to Yao Ming, who spent eight seasons with Houston.

    That relationship was undone with Morey’s subsequently deleted tweet and their removal from the Chinese internet was wholesale. “Team 404” as they have become jokingly known, in reference to the online error code, cannot afford to be away from the Chinese market forever.

    The Rockets logo appears on the NBA China store but click through and there are no products. That is a metaphor for their sponsorship situation with Chinese companies.

    So what is the answer?

    Two words: Jeremy Lin.

    The former Rocket wants a return to the NBA and while he says he is not out to settle any scores, it is a much better story if he gets the opportunity to do so.

    Lin proving everyone wrong would be good for an ageing Rockets roster that needs to do something to help China fan favourite James Harden win a ring.

    While signing Lin, who has a ring that he feels he did not deserve from his brief stint at the Toronto Raptors, would technically bring championship-winning experience, that is not the reason.

    Cynically, he is the most popular player in China aside from Kobe Bryant. Bringing in Lin would undoubtedly see the team’s popularity skyrocket. It would surely be too big to ignore.
     
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    Trade Harden and sign Lin.

    How to win back the hearts of Clutchfans.
     
  3. heypartner

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    We're not playing for the hearts of China. We're trying to win.

    Bring back DMo!!!
     
  4. jayland

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    Lin can come back ... and work in the analytics department if he is willing to be paid in Landrys gift cards.
     
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    napalm06 Chronicler Of The Dark Ages
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    Because guard is such a huge position of need for us?
     
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    More like to Taiwanese and Hongkong hearts!

    Championship of the Hearts, #SwagChamps
     
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    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    Westbrook and Lin? No!
     
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    The other 29 teams also want NBA champion Lin! ;)
     
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    We are not China's team. Get lost.
     
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    Are you kidding me?

    **** that article. **** Jeremy Lin. And, above all....**** CHINA !!!!!!
     
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    Jeremy Lin’s parents are from Taiwan. He’s not Chinese American he’s Taiwanese American. Y’all need to stop squeezing all Asians into one country
     
  14. DM'sVP

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    HA!

    NO!
     
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    Hardcore feeling of deja vu here.
     
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    Technically his grandparents or his granny is from the Mainland.

    Taiwanese and Chinese.

    So technically he could be naturalized if he gave up US citizenship.

    He actually thought about it to play with Zhou Cheese but decided not to.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/clutch...s-playing-china-has-always-been-on-radar/amp/
     
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    Huh? I mean I know it's somewhat of a sensitive topic, but it's all chinese race/ethnic people.

    My parents were also born in Taiwan, and I have *NEVER* heard them call themselves taiwanese. Anytime someone asked what they are, they say chinese.
     
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    Thanks for clearing it up. I thought it was similar to people mixing up two other close and similar countries. Like I know Japanese and Koreans don’t like it when you call them Chinese
     
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    Yes that is true regarding Japanese and Korean, because those are actually different races.
     

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