The sudden rise of NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin has taken Asia by storm. When he took the floor as a starter for the first time in his professional career, the former basketball guard from Harvard University, was not known by many in Asia, where basketball has seen a great rise in popularity over the years. After leading the woeful Knicks to a win over the Nets, who have had their own troubles finding wears to win, a few people started to take notice. Who was this kid who led a team without two of its star starters to a win in his first start? How did he score 25 points?

After guiding New York to a seemingly improbable 7-game win streak, the mania surrounding the new starting point guard for the New York Knicks reached fever pitch. It wasn’t just the win streak, but it was the way Jeremy accomplished the feat as a team player, while making the highlight reels with his heroics. It was also the humble way he has accepted his success and the generosity in which he dishes out credit to his coach and teammates.

But in Asia, what captivates the imaginations of basketball fans the most, is how Jeremy Lin has broken the mold and shattered the barrier that many have perceived with Asian athletes. It has raised the hopes of many young men across a continent, who can now dream of having their shot in the NBA.

Ever since the winning streak began, newspapers and television stations from Taiwan, to China, Singapore, and Hong Kong have covered Jeremy almost religiously. Born from parent of Taiwanese descent, his coverage is especially intense, where Jeremy mania is covered around the clock on the TV news.

With the Knicks first loss with Lin as the starter against the Hornets, perhaps the craziness may start dying down. Lin is sure to pick himself up and learn from his mistakes, pushing himself and his teammates to start a new winning streak, and possibly the playoffs. But the dreams of his captivated fans in Asia are not going to die down anytime soon.

For more information on Jeremy Lin, click here to visit his Fan Page at FanAccess.com.

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Dwight Howard and Yao Ming will join a select group of NBA players to visit Taiwan this summer. Yao Ming will be joined by Brandon Jennings, Baron Davis, Hasheem Thabeet, DaJuan Summers, Amir Johnson, Aaron Brooks and Chase Budinger in Taipei on July 28, 2010 for a charity basketball game organized by Bros Sports Marketing. Involved in the game will be eight players from the Taiwan Super Basketball League, and pop star Jay Chou. Fourteen players from the Shanghai Sharks, which is a team owned by Yao Ming, will also play in the charity game. Dwight Howard will visit Taiwan separately from July 26-30 for a separate Amway-sponsored event.

For more on Dwight Howard, visit the Dwight Howard page on FanAccess.com.

LeBron James ended months of speculation and drama on Thursday, July 8, 2010, during a nationally-televised special titled, “The Decision,” broadcasted on ESPN. The decision by LeBron to join two other superstars in Miami, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, brought cheers to Miami fans and made Pat Riley look like a wizard for being able to conjure up a formula for a possible new dynasty. Likewise, fans in Cleveland and the State of Ohio were heartbroken to see the loss of their homegrown hero.

Now the sporting world can end speculation, and focus on the possibilities of the upcoming NBA season. Although it appears the trio may have a good chance to bring a title to South Beach next year, many analysts are not going to jump on the bandwagon so quickly. Most are waiting to see how each superstar adjusts to their new role and waiting to see who Pat Riley is able to put around the All-Stars.

On LeBron James’s Twitter account, he invited people to post their reaction to his decision and stated that he will post his reactions at #lebrondecision during the evening. LeBron James’s good friend, Chris Paul, tweeted on his Twitter account in response, “Glad bron finally got that off his chest…NO ONE can possibly imagine how tough that decision was for him…wish him all the best!!!” As of the time of this posting, LeBron already had 361,199 followers on his Twitter account.

This type of activity on the Internet is part of a growing trend among celebrities, which is to connect to their fans through the micro-blogging site, Twitter. Twitter allows celebs to be instantly connected and spontaneous. You can follow the Twitter accounts and other social networking sites of your favorite celebrities on FanAccess.com, a celebrity portal scheduled to be officially launched on August 1, 2010.

It seems the whole world is tuned in to the LeBron James saga, and speculating whether or not he will stay in Cleveland or land in another NBA city this Summer. Now, his fans and the media can follow his moves on LeBron’s new, official Twitter page, @KingJames. LeBron James signed up for the Twitter account on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. As of Tuesday at noon, over 100,000 followers connected with the page. No one knows if LeBron James will use his Twitter account to give any hints on his intentions, but many will continue to visit the Twitter page just in case he does. LeBron’s first Tweet to the world read, “Hello World, the Real King James is in the Building “Finally”. My Brother @oneandonlycp3 gas’d me up to jump on board so I’m here. Haaaa.”

Apparently, LeBron’s good friend Chris Paul, who has a Twitter account @oneandonlycp3, convinced him to join the Twitter bandwagon. Chris Paul posted a hint early Tuesday, “BREAKING NEWS: Gotta big surprise for evrybody on twitter 2day…lemme kno when yall ready and want to kno the news…” An hour later, Chris posted, “Couldn’t convince him to tell me which team he’s goin to but convinced him to join twitter lol…my brother from another mother @KINGJAMES.”

This is part of a growing trend among celebrities, which is to connect to their fans through the micro-blogging site, Twitter. Twitter allows celebs to be instantly connected and spontaneous. You can follow the Twitter accounts and other social networking sites of your favorite celebrities on FanAccess.com, a celebrity portal scheduled to be officially launched on August 1, 2010.

According to Dwight Howard’s blog, he is not wasting any time in the off-season. Coming off a disappointing series loss to the Celtics in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, Orlando Magic Center Dwight Howard flew to Houston to work on his game. Given that he already has Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing to work with, it says a lot about the work ethic and drive of Dwight Howard that he is taking time to work with another Hall of Fame Center, Hakeem, “The Dream” Olajuwan.

In his blog, Dwight Howard shares that he has learned how to improve his footwork and fakes, including a new fake move, called the “Milk Shake.” Dwight also said (perhaps jokingly) that he has tried to convince Orlando Magic General Manager Otis Smith to sign the 47-yr-old Olajuwan, because he is still in great shape. Dwight also shares his Summer plans, including trips to Los Angeles and China. He will also work out with Hakeem Olajuwan again in Africa, visiting for Basketball Without Borders.

Follow this story in Dwight Howard’s official blog.

For more on Dwight Howard, visit the Dwight Howard page on FanAccess.com.