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NBA star Jeremy Lin in Dongguan to teach basketball

Posted: 08/20/2012 10:38 am

Asian basketball heartthrob and Houston Rocket Jeremy Lin has returned to his motherland (kind of, as he’s originally from Taiwan) to teach basketball to Chinese youth.  Lin is currently in Dongguan for a 4-day basketball camp, and he’s naturally been swarmed by reporters from the Mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Lin played a few games for the Dongguan Leopards in the CBA last year, so he has a soft-spot for the city.  His short stint in Dongguan resulted in him wanting to give back to the community by opening a basketball school.

Dongguan is actually the site of an official NBA training centre, and that’s where Lin is giving his 4-day course.  He arrived on the weekend, and was greeted by throngs of fans at the airport asking him about everything from basketball to his love of Chinese food.

Lin will head for his native Taiwan after his stay in Dongguan, where he’ll teach more basketball to starry-eyed hopefuls.

(Homepage photo from Oriental Daily News)

  • Dollyrama

    Actually, Jeremy Lin is originally from California. His parents are from Taiwan, and his maternal grand mother is from mainland China

  • Jun Bao

    “return to his motherland”? Give us a break! Jeremy Lin is from Taiwan and proud of it.

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