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Even at a fancy restaurant!
Despite making bank off of a recent endorsement deal with Volvo, Jeremy Lin doesn't feel the need to look like a million bucks.
The NBA sensation reportedly walked into a classy Japanese restaurant for dinner with friends on Sunday night and was wearing
Does a new Knicks coach spell the end for Linsanity?
Even though Jeremy Lin has proven himself a valuable asset to the team, the breakout star may be losing a lot of opportunities to prove himself on the court.
Mike Woodson, who replaced head coach Mike D’Antoni, was predicted to prefer veterans to rookies and has since confirmed that strategy by saying:
“It’s everybody’s ballclub. But I want everyone to know that when it comes [crunch] time and I got to get a big shot, I’m going to Melo and Amar’e and guys who have done it. A lot of these guys are young and still trying to figure it out. Those guys have been around the block a number of times and have done it. They’ll be go-to guys coming down the stretch.’’
Unfortunately for Lin, that means he'll be forced to pass the ball to players like Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire instead of taking a shot at NBA glory.
Woodson pretty much dashed the popular athlete's hopes of continuing his astounding run, that started with 7 straight wins, as he said in a statement:
“I remember playing for a great coach in Red Holzman. He taught me rookies were to sit, listen and learn. He taught me a valuable lesson way back when. I listened and learned a lot as a rookie.’’
We're looking forward to see how the coaching change affects the Knicks' game, but one thing is for sure — Jeremy Lin better start accepting as many endorsement deals as he can before Linsanity is a distant memory!
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Khloe Kardashian, Lamar's biggest fan, cheered him on from the stands with a smile on her face. She's clearly happy to see her man where he belongs.
The whirlwind Linsanity that had engulfed the nation over the last few weeks, however, is another story
Have U been watching all the Linsanity unfold this year as Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin continues to rise as a top competitor in the NBA?
Well, now you can taste it too! If you live near Harvard, at least.
Ben & Jerry's has honored the player with his own flavor of frozen yogort called Taste The Lin-Sanity! The Vermont-based company has only released the new concoction at its at Harvard Square location because Jeremy is a graduate of the prestigious university.
According to a spokesperson, the limited time promotion will run through the school's basketball season and also raise money for a to-be-determined Cambridge nonprofit.
It's a pretty big deal to have your own ice cream flavor and should be taken as a sign that Jeremy has truly made it. Other celebs who have influenced the ice cream makers to create a unique flavor include Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls character on Saturday Night Live.
The frozen yogurt, which blends vanilla with lychee honey swirls and a fresh waffle cookie on the side, caused some controversy too.
Originally, the company included pieces of fortune cookie in the their new flavor, which we can only assume was a nod to Lin's Asian heritage. Some people took offense to the cookie's inclusion, as Ben & Jerry's general manager for Boston and Cambridge explained:
"There seemed to be a bit of an initial backlash about it, but we obviously weren't looking to offend anybody and the majority of the feedback about it has been positive."
Everyone in the Harvard area can now relax and Taste The Lin-Sanity without feeling like they are supporting any damaging stereotypes because the flavor is now fortune cookie free!
As for the rest of us around the country, we'll just have to settle for tasting the company's new Greek frozen yogurt instead.
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The comedian did his best Eddie Vedder impersonation to turn Pearl Jam's hit song Jeremy into a tune all about the Linsanity sweeping the nation!
Check it out above and let us know who else U think Jimmy Fallon should make a parody song about!