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Gurriel’s Racist Gesture to Darvish Recalls Other “Slant eye” Photos

Gurriel's Racist Gesture to Darvish Recalls Other “Slant eye” Photos

Over the weekend, the World Series broke my heart. First, being a Dodgers fan, the way they have lost have crushed the soul out of me… and then there was the whole Yuli Gurriel incident after hitting the home run off of Japanese/Iranian picture Yu Darvish. In case you’ve been living in a cave, here is the image of what he did: But just to keep it in context, he wasn’t the first to do […] Continue »

Summer League & Ding Yanyuhang

Summer League & Ding Yanyuhang

In July, I went with my family and friends to Las Vegas to watch my Los Angeles Lakers play in the Summer League. For those who don’t know, Summer League is sort of like Major League Baseball’s spring training but with rookies and second year players. This year was an extra special because we got to watch the young UCLA phenomenon and Lakers’ #2 draft pick Lonzo Ball play—by the way, he’s as good as […] Continue »

Jeremy Lin: Day in the Life: Offseason in the Bay

Jeremy Lin: Day in the Life: Offseason in the Bay

NBA / Brooklyn Nets basketball player Jeremy Lin during the offseason returns to his native Bay Area for a short while before he does his annual pilgrimage to Asia – usually Taiwan and China, where he has a strong fan base. Recently, he posted what life is like on YouTube when he’s back: “Just another day in the life in the Bay Area! Working on staying healthy and excited for this upcoming season. Make sure […] Continue »

Top 5 Asian American Athletes

Top 5 Asian American Athletes

I heart professional sports. I love baseball, basketball, and football. I’m mostly obsessed with my local teams (Dodgers, Lakers, USC, and now Chargers). To prove it, I spend way too much time on fantasy sports. (On a side note, I’m the commissioner of a dynasty football league and we’re looking for a new owner so if interested, hit me up). That’s why when I tried to figure out what I should write about, I couldn’t […] Continue »

Ben Nguyen should move up the UFC Flyweight ranks with 49 second submission of Tim Elliott

Ben Nguyen should move up the UFC Flyweight ranks with 49 second submission of Tim Elliott

Ben “Ben 10” Nguyen will most likely move up the UFC Flyweight ranks with his 49 second submission of #9 ranked Tim Elliott at UFC Fight Night:  Lewis vs. Hunt.   #12 ranked flyweight Nguyen was scheduled to fight #2 ranked Joseph Benavidez, but after Benavidez pulled out of the match with an injury, Ultimate Fighter winner #8 ranked Tin Elliott became his new opponent.  Nguyen stunned Elliott with a head kick and a knee, and […] Continue »

Jeremy Lin on De-masculinization and being “Deceptively Athletic”

Jeremy Lin on De-masculinization and being “Deceptively Athletic”

While John Wall is one of the fastest point guards in the NBA and is acknowledged for his athleticism, there is another point guard that is almost as fast whose athleticism isn’t as highly regarded.  In the above video that I learned about from this article, Jeremy Lin comments that when he came into the league, his speed numbers were almost as fast as John Wall’s.    John Wall was considered “athletic” but he was […] Continue »

Jeremy Lin Says Racist Remarks He Heard From Opponents Were Worse in NCAA than NBA

Jeremy Lin Says Racist Remarks He Heard From Opponents Were Worse in NCAA than NBA

I wasn’t too surprised to see the headline stating that NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin said he heard worse racist remarks in college when he played for Harvard (from 2006 to 2010) than now, when he plays in the NBA. But I was disheartened to read: “The worst was at Cornell, when I was being called a c—k,” the Brooklyn Nets point guard said in an interview on his teammate’s podcast, “Outside Shot with Randy […] Continue »

Michelle Waterson Submitted by Rose Namajunas at UFC on Fox 24

Michelle Waterson Submitted by Rose Namajunas at UFC on Fox 24

#6 ranked UFC women’s Strawweight Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson had a lot of momentum going into UFC on Fox 24.  She had previously defeated Page VanZant, and there was an online poll to see who she should fight after that.  At UFC event, she went up against #4 ranked Rose “Thug” Namajunas.   Namajunas caught her flush in the head with a kick in the second round and later submitted her with a rear naked […] Continue »

Michelle Kwan and Husband Clay Pell Are Divorcing

Michelle Kwan and Husband Clay Pell Are Divorcing

Recently, a friend of mine IM’d me the news that Michelle Kwan and her husband Clay Pell are divorcing: “It is with deep regret that I share that Michelle and my marriage is coming to an end,” Pell said in a statement obtained by the Providence Journal. “This is a sad and difficult turn of events for our family. I love Michelle, and wish her the very best as her life takes her in a new […] Continue »

Brooklyn Nets launch Chinese language web site

Brooklyn Nets launch Chinese language web site

The Brooklyn Nets recently launched a Chinese language version of their website – http://www.nba.com/nets/cn – which is not a big surprise given that the NBA’s only Taiwanese American player, Jeremy Lin, plays for the Nets, as reported recently: “The site appears to mirror the Nets English language web offerings. Also, it’s expected to include features and a community calendar directed at the 200,000 Chinese and Chinese-Americans in Brooklyn —and 850,000 in the New York metropolitan area. […] Continue »

The Brooklyn Nets’ Jeremy Lin Returns to Oracle Arena

The Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin Returns to Oracle Arena

Five years after LINSANITY and six years plus since his start in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets’ Jeremy Lin returned to Oracle arena Saturday, February 25th – his second game after missing 8 weeks of play to recover from a hamstring injury. There were definitely cheers in the crowd when Lin’s name was called, as he had grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as had started his […] Continue »

Asian American Commercial Watch: Stephen Curry & Jeremy Lin Featuring in NBA Chinese New Year Secret Envelope Staring

Asian American Commercial Watch: Stephen Curry & Jeremy Lin Featuring in NBA Chinese New Year Secret Envelope Staring

Chinese New Year is coming a little early this year, on Saturday, January 28th, which will be the Year of the Rooster. Like last year, the NBA recently released a new commercial that features Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin and Golden State Warriorsguard Stephen Curry wishing you a happy Year of the Rooster: “Red envelopes aren’t the only things that will be full of surprises this Chinese New Year. Make room for the NBA as […] Continue »