When Jeremy Lin, the breakout star of the 2012 NBA season, decided to leave the New York Knicks for the Houston Rockets, a distraught 5-year-old Knicks fan reacted how any superfan would react. Very upset. So what did his father do? In this age, videotape it of course and uploaded it to YouTube. The video went viral and caught the attention of Jeremy Lin himself.
The 5-year-old is Naim. The video shows the young boy, carrying a giant foam finger, crying over the loss of Lin.
The former New York Knicks star and current Rocket, saw the video on Youtube and last week responded with a Skype chat.
Lin tells Naim: “You need to still root for them (Knicks), ’cause they’re gonna be a great team with or without me, all right? So you have to keep going to their games and watching them. They’ll be really good.”
The boy’s father writes on Youtube:
“My 5 year old Naim was devastated by the Knicks deciding NOT to match Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets, the video reached many viewers and also reached Jeremy Lin. Jeremy was so touched by the original video that he decided to reach out to us and offer a skype virtual meet with Naim. Naim was so shy he made me do all the talking. Thanks again Jeremy hopefully we’ll see you at the bb game when we welcome you back to The Garden.”
Here’s the video of Naim after hearing Lin’s departure.
Here is the video of Jeremy Lin talking to his young fan.
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