Jeremy Lin wished Jay Chou a happy birthday on his Twitter-like Sina Blog on January 18.
Lin, the first American-born player of Chinese descent in the NBA, recalled the process of the two people getting to know each other well, witnessing Chou’s loyalty and support to his friends. Lin and Chou, the king of Asian pop singers, are both Christians.
Jeremy Lin wrote on his microblog, "Happy birthday, forever young Jay! The first time I met you was at the shooting site of your MV "Tu Er Qi Ice Cream". I remember that I didn't know what to do when meeting a superstar like you. But when we filmed, I found you took very good care of me and were very easy-going, as the studio was full of milk tea. I remember that you insisted on your creative ideas when shooting, as you are a passionate artist. Thank you for helping me pretend to play the piano in the MV.
He continued" Over the years, we have gone to many places to play, New York, California, Taipei, Beijing, Guangdong, etc. I remember we performed countless magic tricks, made basketball videos, played card games and pranks and we even once joked with others in the library at 4 o’clock in the morning. We both know each other’s family and friends. And you also have supported my basketball career, attending my All-Star games every year. Everyone knows you are a musical genius, but I hope they know more about your loyalty and support to the friends around you. Through those video calls, you gave me valuable advice and helped me seize more opportunities. All the happy times we shared together will not be forgotten. Happy birthday to you!"
Other fans also wished Jay a happy birthday.
- Translated by Abigail Wu