Los Angeles, Caljfornia (The Adobo Chronicles) – Basketball fan or not, everyone is familiar with Jeremy Lin, the first American of Taiwanese descent to make it and make it big in the NBA. He has even contributed a new word in Webster’s dictionary – Linsanity.
Lin first became popular when he unexpectedly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in the 2012 basketball season. He then moved on to the Houston Rockets before the Lakers acquired him in a trade.
But today, Lin shocked the basketball world by announcing that he was quitting the Lakers.
He has chosen a different career, that of actor and comedian.
Many will recall that Lin recently successfully pulled off the wax statue prank on Madame Tussaud’s museum goers. He apparently enjoyed his comedic stint that he did it again while visiting Taiwan. This time, he posed as an employee of a flagship Adidas store. Wearing a wig and glasses, and speaking in Taiwanese, he fooled customers by convincing them to buy Adidas shoes and shirts. No one knew he was the famous basketball star.
Soon after the Adidas store prank, a Taiwanese television network offered him a job and a three-year contract to do a syndicated comedy show, something that Lin could not resist. He immediately called Lakers president Jeanie Buss and tendered his resignation from the team.
Buss refused to give a statement as she was still processing Lin’s decision.
It’s Linsanity all over again.