Los Angeles Lakers have been trying to figure out tricks for attracting viewers. Their star player Jeremy Lin has now switched from LA Lakers to Charlotte Hornets. The team management is trying to woo another Asian-American descent Yi Jianlian as replacement of J Lin. Read on to find out more about the scoop.
LA Lakers had a bad start for last season and ended the same way. This was said to be the worst performance of the franchise ever, in spite of which they were able to gain sufficient publicity and marketing. The only reason was their star player Lin, who has a global fan following popularly known as linsanity.
Lin is already a star player of NBA and has significant presence in Hollywood. LA Lakers got a mouth full of publicity solely with the presence of Lin. Lakers got enormous advertising along with huge sponsorships from Asian giants like Maxxis the Taiwanese brand of tyres, as stated by Yibada.
As Lin got traded to Charlotte Hornets, the Lakers market is speculated to fall down. Therefore, they are trying to rope in Yi Jianlian as Lins’ replacement. Jianlian is a super talented player too; he has won CBA title thrice and has been part of several clubs in NBA. Apparently, it is evident that Jianlian cannot compete with the popularity of Lin. But, Lakers have another trump card player Jordan Clarkson, the young rider.
Although, now the deal seems to be closed, Lakers definitely cannot bring Jeremy Lin back to team. If he would have agreed to stay back to Lakers he did not have gained much regarding his game with front players like Julius Randle, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Holmes and Larry Nancy.
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