Online 'Linsanity' Over Recent Knee Injury
Jeremy Lin's NBA profile emphasizes his skills as a point guard and accurate shooter, but what about his ability to instigate flash online media frenzies?
The 23-year-old New York Nicks guard tore a meniscus in his left knee during a game last week. Suffering a common sports injury, Lin felt only minor discomfort at the moment, and even offered to finish out the game. As the pain worsened, several independent medical opinions all gave pessimistic appraisals in regard to whether he should continue playing. Responsibly, Lin agreed to undergo surgery.
Lin had hoped to play his next game regardless of the tear, but he opted to take care and pursue surgery. Lin will likely need to stay off the court for at least six months, the remainder of the season. Associated Press (News - Alert) called his decision the biggest story of the season. “Linsanity,” a representation of Jeremy’s image on the court, is indeed sparking some insane occurrences.
The Harvard graduate logged on to Facebook (News - Alert) and garnered some rather astounding results in terms of statistics, after the surgery. The Wall Street Journal noted some impressive numbers regarding the response Lin elicited when he logged on Facebook to chat during and after his surgery.
90 percent of those who participated in the event identified as Christian, males and females both present in equal quantity. Participants logged a total of 8,000 questions to Lin, who of course answered selectively. Lin was even friendly about the whole thing, thanking his fans, sending love to them in return for their support.
The Knicks point guard vomited part way through the question and answer section. On its own, the vomiting update elicited a total of 43,000 likes. How many people liked it the last time you threw up?
Edited by Braden Becker