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Jeremy Lin to Represent the Houston Rockets at 2013 NBA Skills Challenge

Jeremy Lin will be representing the Houston Rockets at the 2013 Taco Bell Skills Challenge, on Saturday February 16 during NBA All-Star Weekend.  The Taco Bell Skills Challenge is a timed course where contestants have to dribble, pass, and shoot … Continue reading

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Young, Deaf, Samoan and Bballin’ Down the Court

After Number Two Son played in a basketball tournament that had a team from California School for the Deaf (CSD), I was immediately intrigued when I saw this video by Tama Irie from Silicon Valley De-Bug.  The video features Easter … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s New Role In Olympic Basketball

Although he did not play in the NBA playoffs, Jeremy Lin now has a role with USA Olympic Basketball, as a member of the USA Men’s Select Team.  TheSselect Team plays and trains against the US National Team that will … Continue reading

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The NBA Targets India as its Next Big Market

With rising incomes, media-savvy youth, and a huge population, India seems to the NBA to be it’s next big thing.  One problem – Indians don’t seem to like basketball that much.   “Genetically, we’re not inclined that way,” says an Indian … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin Not Drafted by the NBA

After working out with a number of teams, including his hometown Golden State Warriors, Harvard point guard Jeremy Lin was not taken in the NBA draft.   No Ivy League player was taken, and Cornell standout Jeff Foote signed with the … Continue reading

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7 Ft Tall Bhullar Brothers Take On Basketball

I’m relatively obsessed with height. I’ve always dreamed of not just being an awesome basketball player, but also looking like I belong comfortably in the paint*. I even tried to play in 8th and 9th grade. I had the same coach both … Continue reading

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Asians Behaving Badly: High School Basketball Coach plays on Team

Having coached both of my sons in basketball, I can understand how frustrating it can be to have your team lose.  But Mark Ho and Jannie Han took things a bit too far when the 21 year old Han, coach … Continue reading

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An Asian American Basketball Player to Watch: Nicole Hung

Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood’s Nicole Hung was selected as California State Athlete of the week by ESPN’s Calhisports.com.  Not only is she a great basketball player, scoring 24 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in a recent 70-67 victory, but … Continue reading

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7-3 Center Max Zhang Growing in Berkeley

You might wonder how UC Berkeley 7-3 center Max Zhang could have room to grow, but he’s growing in many ways: Growing in size.  How could a 7-3 man grow in size?  Not in terms of height, but in bulk.  … Continue reading

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Is Jeremy Lin finally getting more respect?

On the face of it, Jeremy Lin seems to be getting more respect and exposure.  Time Magazine has an article on him called “Harvard’s Hoop Star is Asian.  Why is that a problem?” The article talks about the double novelty … Continue reading

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Tall, Short and Segregated Asians: Six Lessons from a Basketball Season

My sons finished their very long basketball seasons last month, and I was surprised how some of my own views on sports, basketball, and Asian-Americans changed after what seemed to be an endless season. Here are six lessons that I … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin and the Challenges Facing Asian American Athletes

“That team could use some black kids!” This was the comment of Number Two Son, pointing to the mostly white team that his mostly black team beat in an NJB game. That incident came to mind when I saw this … Continue reading

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