Jeremy Lin BobbleHead and the Taiwanese Culture Night
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It is unfortunate that Jeremy Lin has to sit out the Houston Rockets game due to his hamstring injury because the Taiwanese Culture Night will honor him with Jeremy Lin bobblehead nights for the first 10000 fans sponsored by Kenda Tires.
The planning for the Jan 15 Taiwanese Culture Night not only involves JLin bobblehead giveaway for the first 10K fans, but also Santaizi dancersand Taiwanese rapper Dwagie at half-time show.
But none of that has dampened the enthusiasm Borcheng Hsu has for the 28-year-old Taiwanese-American NBA star, who first exhilarated basketball fans in 2012 during his time with the New York Knicks.
Taiwanese Culture Night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which Hsu helped organize, is still on for Sunday — even as Nets officials told NBC News that Lin’s return to the court that night to face his other former team, the Houston Rockets, is still unclear.
“Of course, we’d like to see him play,” Hsu, vice president of the Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, the event’s non-profit sponsor, told NBC News. “If there are some health reasons why he cannot play, we totally understand that.”
He added, “We still are here and we want to support him.”
Hsu hopes the event, the first for the Brooklyn team, introduces Nets fans to his native Taiwan, the Democratically self-ruled island off the coast of China. More than 1,000 Taiwanese Americans are expected to show up for Sunday night’s game, he said.
Half-time will feature Santaizi dancers — performers dressed in colorful head-to-toe costumes of various gods and deities — and Taiwanese rapper Dwagie, who has collaborated with both Nas and the Dalai Lama.
The first 10,000 fans will receive Jeremy Lin bobbleheads, sponsored by Kenda, a Taiwanese tire manufacturer.
Let’s hope and pray JLin will recover soon and help the Nets get back on the winning track!
Let’s go, JLin and the Nets!