With the NBA season quickly approaching, Jeremy Lin has been getting back into the swing of things both on and off the court. On the court, the 25-year-old star has reportedly been working with Hakeem Olajuwon on his postgame. Off the court, he’s been doing interview after interview explaining what his goals for next year are, and how he hopes to put the successes and failures he experienced as a result of Linsanity behind him.
Recently, Lin sat down with Jason Friedman of Rockets.com. It was an interesting back-and-forth, but the most humorous part came when they discussed Chandler Parsons’ recent advice column in ‘Seventeen’ magazine. That prompted Friedman to ask Lin about whether he’d ever accept dating advice from his teammate.
JCF: Speaking of advice, this is my last, and far and away most important question: Did you get a chance to check out Chandler’s dating advice column in Seventeen magazine?
JL: (laughs) What?!? I had no idea that was even a thing. First of all, I’m very interested to know what he said.
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JCF: So you didn’t know about this?
JL: No! I had no idea. If people out there read that, please disregard everything Chandler said.
JCF: Would you, in a million years, take dating advice from Chandler?
JL: Ummmm …
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JCF: Alright, let me ask that a different way: Would you, in a million years, allow your daughter to take dating advice from Chandler?
JL: (laughs) I guess it depends on how serious he wants to be at the time. He’s definitely smart and knows what he’s talking about, but it depends on whether or not he wants to be serious at the time. He’s a clown. He’s a funny guy. But at the end of the day, he knows what he’s talking about so I’d be interested to hear what he said. I didn’t even know that happened. I’m definitely going to talk to him about that one.
JCF: There’s a lot of talk in there about twirling your hair to get a guy’s attention …
JL: Oh my … (laughs) OK, never mind. I don’t think I’d let my future daughter take any advice from Chandler.
Lin can do whatever he wants as far as taking dating advice from Parsons goes, but he should probably steer clear of Dwight Howard when it comes to romantic wisdom. Just saying.