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High School Sophomore Chris Tang, Of Chinese Nationality, Is China’s Hope To Become Its Jeremy Lin

The video is of 6-foot-2 (possibly 6-3) guard Chris Tang of Hampton Roads Academy, who was just featured tonight on Beijing Television’s show “BTV Talking Sports” (体育议起来) as part of a 20-minute segment on Jeremy Lin. The show’s analyst initially seemed taken aback when the anchor introduced a clip of Tang with the phrase, “I don’t know if you’re familiar with this…,” but the analyst recovered nicely and spouted some hackneyed answer I didn’t bother remembering.

Tang, who was born in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, came to the US as an eighth-grader and now lives with a foster family in Newport News, Virginia. Because he is of Chinese ethnicity, he has drawn inevitable comparisons with Lin, though this Yahoo story by Cameron Smith would have you believe that Tang has more athletic upside. We should also point out this other very important difference between the two: Tang is…

High School Sophomore Chris Tang, Of Chinese Nationality, Is China’s Hope To Become Its Jeremy Lin

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