Pop culture maven Jeremy Lin is no doubt familiar with the famous scene in the classic comedy Fletch, where Chevy Chase dreams he’s a Laker. “He is actually 6’5″, with the afro 6’9″,” says legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn in the memorable dream sequence. It’s a moment (see below) beloved by basketball and comedy fans alike. The dreamy Fletch imagines he’s a star on the Lakers playing beside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who makes a guest appearance in the movie. (Lin had that Lakers dream fulfilled, too — he woke up screaming at Byron Scott!)
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The Fletch dream scene must be one of Jeremy Lin’s favorites. Because the Charlotte Hornets star is not only wowing Hornets fans with his strong skill set, Lin is wowing them with his new hairdo too. The up-do Lin is wearing adds about four inches to his height, just like Fletch. (Maybe it’ll help the optics as Lin tries to win the starting spot at shooting guard alongside Kemba Walker?) Lin, who was born in LA and is a pop culture fanatic, knows his Fletch. And the good thing is with his skills, it’s not all a dream!