If Sun Yue’s first press conference as official member of the Lakers is any indication, he is going to be more popular than the Jonas Brothers at a 10-year-old’s birthday party.
Nearly 50 media members — more than 30 from Asian television or publications — crammed into a makeshift conference room (actually the Sparks locker room) to listen to Sun talk about his goals for his rookie season, adjusting to L.A. and what he needs to improve.
“I’m too skinny for the NBA,” Sun said.
The Asian media, mostly based here, captured every word and then surrounded the 6-foot-9 guard to get his comments in Chinese. Several Chinese television stations even followed him out to the parking lot and continued to film him as he stood talking to his translator.
For more on Sun’s press conference, check back tomorrow.