Category Archives: Sports

Year of the Tiger Running Art

Even though we are well into the Lunar New Year, I would like to share this story about an amazing Strava Running Art above celebrating the year of the Tiger, I first thought that the most amazing thing was that … Continue reading

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The University of Utah honors Wat Misaka, first person of Color in the NBA

Long before Linsanity or even before any African Americans would play in what would become the NBA, Wataru “Wat” Misaka became the first person of color to play professional basketball in the Basketball Association of America, playing three games for … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: P&G: Chloe Kim & ‘Always There’

Love you always, dad. Couldn’t have taken this wild ride without your and mom’s constant love and support. Check out our story from @proctergamble 😍#sponsored pic.twitter.com/wjFspVMAmi — Chloe Kim (@ChloeKim) February 4, 2022 I saw Chloe Kim tweet this Proctor & … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: NBC Sports – 2022 Winter Olympics Tie-In with Nathan Chen & Jurassic World Dominion

I’m not sure if this is airing on television – I think I caught this on the web – but this has to be one of the strangest commercials I’ve ever seen! NBC is promoting the Winter Olympics (which it … Continue reading

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Golden State Warriors 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration Night

The highly popular and successful Golden State Warriors play in the San Francisco Bay Area , which overall is almost 25% Asian. San Francisco, where the Warriors play in Chase Center, is itself 35% Asian, so it’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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Ivy League Olympians Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen prepare for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

When I read about these two Olympic athletes who are favorites for gold in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, I was struck by a number of the similarities in their lives and mental approaches.  Figure skater Nathan Chen is a favorite, … Continue reading

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Golden State Warriors Honor AAPI ‘Stop Asian Hate’ Leaders During Asian Heritage Night

I’ve been to the NBA Golden State Warrior’s new arena, the Chase Center, twice since the Fall of 2019 when it first opened. But Sunday, November 21st, was my first time for 8Asians, to cover ‘Asian Heritage Night‘, which was … Continue reading

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Jeopardy shows that Asian Americans have a Ways to go to be Widely Recognized

When I saw this category on Jeopardy last Friday, September 24, 2021, I was excited that Asian Americans would be the focus of a category on a popular nationally televised US TV show.  Given the perpertual foreigner stereotype and the … Continue reading

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Sunisa Lee’s Journey to win the Gymnastics All-Around Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics

In case you missed it, Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American from Minnesota, won the Gymnastics All Round medal at the Tokyo Olympics.  After Simone Biles withdrew, the pressure was intense on the 18 year old to continue the United States … Continue reading

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NBA Player Jordan Clarkson Assists Owners of Food Truck Vandalized with Anti-Asian Graffiti

It hurt me deeply to see that Salt Lake’s @yumyumasian food truck was recently vandalized – I know the pain that hateful language and racism causes. With help from @identitygraphix we’ll be able to restore the truck and hopefully lift Ben and … Continue reading

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NBA G League Dealing Internally with Player who called Jeremy Lin “Coronavirus”

The NBA has identified the player who Jeremy Lin said called him “coronavirus” during G-League play.  Lin, who went back to the NBA’s development league in order work  his way back into the NBA after playing for the Beijing Ducks, … Continue reading

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ESPN/ABC Commentator Jalen Rose shares some Filipino Culture during the NBA Playoffs (Walis!)

Even though Filipino and Filipino Americans are known to really love basketball, I was still surprised when ESPN/ABC commentator Jalen Rose pulled out a Filipino broom during the Milwaukee Bucks/Miami Heat pregame show this weekend and said “Walis!”  Walis refers … Continue reading

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