Lin celebrates Lunar New Year with Red Nation

Lin celebrates Lunar New Year with Red Nation
February 3, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Lin celebrates Lunar New Year with fans

After the Rockets beat the Bobcats on Saturday night, Jeremy Lin spent some time celebrating Lunar New Year with Red Nation fans.

With the Rockets on the road next week when Lunar New Year actually hits (Feb. 10), the team decided to have its promotion on Feb. 2 instead. Fans could buy ticket packages that included game action, a hot dog, soda, and a postgame meet-and-greet with Lin.

Rockets officials say about 400-500 fans showed up afterwards to hear Lin talk about his Lunar New Year memories and answer some of the fans' questions. He also sat in the stands and took pictures with those who came out.

"This was big time," Lin said afterward. "We could hear them all night, so I love their support, love the banners, the posters, and all that, so I feel thankful for that. It's awesome."