Jeremy Lin has had quite the busy offseason. On top of moving to Charlotte to sign with the Hornets, he has been going undercover as a personal trainer, commentating on video game championships, trying to convince everyone to let him into Time Warner Cable Arena and, presumably, working on improving his overall game to prepare for the 2015-2016 season.
Now, he is teaching everyone what exactly it is like to be in the National Basketball Association and how to fit in, thanks to a new, former teammate-filled YouTube video creatively titled, "How to Fit in the NBA." And yes, the preview screen is Lin doing the Nae Nae with Riley Curry and some other guy.
The video - which includes cameos from Wesley Johnson, Landry Fields, Jerome Jordan, DeAndre Jordan, Tyson Chandler, Kyle Korver, Dwight Howard, Steph Curry (who gives Charlotte a nice shoutout), Kemba Walker and Jason Rivera - goes over a few main points for everyone who daydreams about being a NBA star. Here's a few highlights.
First impressions are crucial, as Lin points out, so you need to be up to par on the latest lingo.
Handshakes are a vital part of the NBA. Some, though, can be quite elaborate. If you have one, don't mess it up. Side note, anyone want to create a Buzz City handshake with me?
You HAVE to be on top of the latest fashions if you want to be an NBA star, which can be kind of tough when you are competing against the likes of this, this, this and whatever Russell Westbrook threw together this morning. Also, do you want to be a good shooter? Then all you need are high socks. Thanks Kyle Korver! And all this time, I thought it was practice that made the difference.
But practice as much as you want, you will never EVER be a better dancer than Riley Curry.
And there you have it! You now have what it takes to fit in the NBA, thanks to Jeremy Lin!