Out of all the professional sports in the United States, I think it is safe to say that the NBA is probably the most popular internationally. I mean, it’s not like a lot of other countries have professional teams in American football or baseball. So it’s no surprise that the NBA makes an effort to promote itself overseas during the pre-season, which is exactly what Jeremy Lin and the rest of the Houston Rockets did recently – playing some pre-season exhibition games against the Indiana Pacers in the Philippines and Taiwan (where as we know, Lin’s parents emigrated from).
As we had seen in Lin’s 60 Minutes interview earlier this year as well as his annual summer trip to Taiwan, Lin is definitely a rock star in Taiwan.
In this video, Lin’s teammates Chandler Parson and Dwight Howard chime in on Taiwan and Lin, as well as show Lin teaching the game of basketball to Taiwanese kids. The Houston Rockets kickoff the regular season against the Charlotte Bobcats on October 30th.