Jeremy Lin in parents’ homeland of Taiwan for exhibition game
Linsanity has arrived in the Far East.
Jeremy Lin met with a large media contingent in Taiwan, his parents’ homeland, on Friday, and the NBA’s first player of Taiwanese descent will play an exhibition game there against the Pacers on Sunday.
“I kind of see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Lin said at the news conference. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to come back and play an NBA preseason game here where my parents were born and raised.
“Definitely, I am looking forward to it. It’s a celebration in some sense.”
Lin posted a picture from the media session on his Twitter account.
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Both teams traveled to Taipei from Manila, where the Rockets beat Indiana on Thursday in the NBA’s first game in the Philippines. Sunday’s game will be the second NBA game in Taipei in four years, as the Pacers played the Nuggets there in 2009.