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Friday, October 31, 2014

Even Jeremy Lin’s 85-year-old grandmother has to avoid the paparazzi

When grandmothers have to avoid the camera, you know you’ve hit it big time. Jeremy Lin is one of the biggest celebrities in the world at the moment. How do we know that? For starters, you can’t turn on Sportscenter without hearing his name a dozen times in about 20 minutes. That covers America, but what about overseas? According to the NY Times, Lin’s grandmother Lin Chu A. Muen even had to watch out for the paparazzi in Taiwan after she watched Jeremy’s game-winning three pointer on Wednesday night.

When Lin scored the final 6 points of the game to give the Knicks a 90-87 victory, the restaurant patrons threw up their arms in exultant cheers. Lin Chu stayed seated but grinned broadly, her eyes sparkling.

Then she and her eldest son walked quietly to the restaurant door, cast a wary eye for paparazzi and headed for their car and the half-hour drive home. Ahead were more games this week featuring her grandson, and, perhaps, more chances to celebrate.

Lin Chu, who helped raise Jeremy when he was a boy, watches his games proudly on a delay at a local restaurant in Taiwan. She enjoys it when her grandson scores but gets nervous when he gets fouled or knocked down.

“I don’t know too much about basketball, but this is not how it should be done — why do they do it?” she said. “I know nothing about basketball. I only know when Jeremy puts the ball in the basket he has done a good thing.”

Jeremy has done lots of good things. He’s done so many, in fact, that the Knicks have won seven straight since he started seeing significant time. It’s no surprise the paparazzi want to have a word with the proudest grandmother in the world.

H/T to Richard Deitsch on Twitter



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