Check out Lin's press conference prior to the Rising Stars Challenge. Outtakes from the conference can be found below.
Landry Fields: Apparently San Francisco Pro-Am has a league every summer with their college players. We'd like to know who was MVP. I'm pretty sure the dates are 2009 and 2010. If you could just explain that.
Jeremy Lin: Yeah. Landry Fields was the MVP of the San Francisco Pro-Am 2009, 2010. He played for the Oakland Believers, and he doesn't have any friends.
Q. The world has seen you progress over these last weeks. A few of us have gotten to see you progress virtually through video games in NBA 2K12. Can you tell us how they had you ranked if you know and the progression through the last weeks?
Jeremy Lin: I actually don't know the exact numbers. I know for a while I was in the 50s, I believe.
Q: Your first week you went up to 69 and then now to 75. Where do you see yourself progressing to?
Jeremy Lin: Not really too worried about that. I don't know. I don't have a set number or goal or something. But it's cool - I guess it's cool to be able to hear about progressing. I think that the important thing is that me and my team, we continue to improve, and just as long as we're headed up, I think we're good to go.
Q: If you had help Iman in the Slam Dunk, would there have been a couch involved? And would it have been that couch?
Jeremy Lin: We actually had a sweet idea. Iman came up. Landry was going to roll a couch out with a cover over it, I was going to be sleeping underneath it, and then we were going to pull the cover, I was going to throw to Iman an alley-oop from the couch, and he was going to jump over both me and the couch, windmill it and then sit down and have Landry hand him a Sprite... That was our idea, but it didn't get to happen. He got hurt, and so hopefully he gets healthy soon. We miss him and wish he was here with us in this game that we're about to play.
Q: With how quickly this has all happened, is this still kind of surreal that you're holding your own press conference during All-Star Weekend?
Jeremy Lin: Oh, absolutely. Just any press conference of my own in general, let alone All-Star Weekend. Just to be here and to see the company and all the players that are here is just - it's been unbelievable, and I'm just trying to take it all in and embrace it and enjoy it every step of the way.