Fans mob birthday-boy Lin in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AFP) - Fans mobbed American basketball star Jeremy Lin on Friday as he celebrated his birthday with his family in Hong Kong.
The 24-year-old son of Taiwanese parents told reporters that he was enjoying the city but had been unable to visit all the sights because of a "bit of paparazzi issue", amid huge popular excitement over his visit.
"It's a beautiful city. I like it a lot," he said.
Lin is in the former British colony to launch a basketball charity for poor children and share his Christian faith at a church service that is expected to attract thousands of believers on Sunday.