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New Jeremy Lin jerseys to go on sale in Taiwan Saturday

2012/08/02 21:26:47

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Jeremy Lin, the first NBA player of Taiwanese descent, will meet with local fans this weekend, when his new Houston Rockets jerseys also go on sale in Taiwan.

Adidas Taiwan, an official NBA business partner, said the jerseys will go on sale Saturday at three outlets in Taipei. The first 200 jerseys will be sold at NT$1,090 (US$36.37) each, the company said.

The jerseys are red, with the word "Rockets" emblazoned in white on the front above Lin's number, 7. Lin's name and his number are printed on the back of the jerseys.

Lin is expected to attend a sponsored event at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Ximenting area of Taipei, a popular hangout for teenagers.

On Sunday, he will attend a news conference at 2 p.m. in Taipei's upscale Hsinyi District.

It will be Lin's first visit to Taiwan since his meteoric rise from obscurity with the New York Knicks earlier this year and his recent signing of a three-year, US$25 million contract to play for the Houston Rockets.

After his Taiwan visit, the 23-year-old will fly to China for a basketball camp. He will return to Taiwan in late August to host a similar camp for a group of 120 young players Aug. 27-30.

Lin will also attend an evangelical gathering hosted by a local television station on Sept. 2.

(By Lin Hung-han and Lilian Wu)
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