MIXLY Recommends: Best of the Fung Bros.

We’ve been big fans of the Fung Bros. for a while. Comedy duo and real-life brothers David and Andrew Fung talk and rap about some very important subjects about a variety of subjects, with some of their favorites being Asian food, Asian stereotypes, and their majority-Asian adopted hometown, the Los Angeles-area San Gabriel. We could extol the virtues of the Fung Bros. and their clever, insightful humor all day, but since the vast majority of their content is available on YouTube we thought we’d do one better and bring you the best of the Fung Bros.!
 
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Wat Misaka: The NBA’s (Japanese) Jackie Robinson

Today, the NBA is 76% Black, 3% Latino, and 1% Asian. It’s not exactly diverse, but numbers like those make it easy to forget that at one point in history professional basketball was 100% White. Anyone who cares anything about sports in this country, and plenty of people who don’t, know the name Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball’s color barrier when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Of course basketball, too, had its own Jackie Robinson, a man who paved the way for the 80% of minority players in the NBA today. Though his may not be a household name, his story is every bit as fascinating. If you haven’t heard of him before, now’s the time to learn about basketball’s Jackie Robinson, Mr. Wataru “Wat” Misaka.
 
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Jeremy Lin on 60 Minutes [VIDEO]

You’ve seen us reference Jeremy Lin and “Linsanity” a number of times but it’s hard for his story to get old because it hasn’t really been seen before. So with our newest Lin update we bring to you his segment on 60 Minutes that aired over the weekend. In case you missed it just hit the jump. Read More

Will He Be NFL’s Jeremy Lin Story?

We’ve posted stories about Jeremy Lin and not just what his success does for Asian-Americans in sports, but also the racism/discrimination that has been unspoken up until this Read More

Jeremy Lin Talks Being a Target Due to Race

Fame was something Jeremy Lin wasn’t used to. But being a target? “I was used to that. I’m not saying I get everyone’s best shot, but I would say people don’t want to be embarrassed Read More

Jeremy Lin Covers November Issue of GQ

With the NBA season on it’s way very soon it makes perfect sense for NBA players to begin gracing various covers.  We’ve seen the likes of LeBron, Kobe, etc and this time around we get Jeremy Lin Read More