IT’S Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin’s turn to visit Manny Pacquiao.
The Taiwanese guard who made heads turn a few years ago following his inspiring performances with the New York Knicks, made a brief appearance in Pacquiao’s training camp 17 days before the boxing champion faces unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a highly-anticipated welterweight title unification fight.
The 36-year-old Pacquiao posted a photo of him together with Lin, also a devoted Christian, on his Twitter account@MannyPacquiao.
“Thank you @JLin7 for coming to show your support. Thank for showing your love for the Lord and being a good example,” Pacquiao wrote on his account.
Lin is out for the remainder of the NBA season after suffering a knee injury.
He is the second high-profiled athlete to visit Pacquiao in training camp the last two days after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s title holder Ronda Rousey, who dropped by to personally see the Filipino eight-time world champion.
Other celebrated athletes who also visited Pacquiao while in training for the Mayweather fight includes football quarterback Tim Tebow and retired NBA superstar Karl Malone.