As we all know, Jeremy Lin is the biggest story in the history of basketball, a player so dynamic and talented that he can make Barack Obama and Sarah Palin agree on something. When you have a guy like that, you have to make sure to get him involved with the NBA’s biggest showcase. And that’s exactly what the league has done, adding Lin to the Rising Stars Challenge at the last minute and even announcing that he will be joining such legends as Sonny Weems and Rashad McCants as an assistant at the dunk contest.
But this is Jeremy Lin we’re talking about. Two events is not nearly enough. We need to get this guy in front of as many people as possible, in as many ways as possible. This is just a brainstorming session, but here are a few ideas for getting Jeremy Lin more involved in All-Star Weekend.
- Skills competition — This seems like a natural fit. If Jeremy Lin isn’t in the skills competition, I will eat 50 strips of bacon.
- Shooting Stars competition — This also seems like something that could easily happen, but it’d be cool if the NBA could make him only shoot pullup threes.