LINsanity: Celebrities react to NBA Star Jeremy Lin on Twitter
on Feb 11, 2012 01:18 AM EST
Celebrities turned to Twitter to cheer for New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin after he scored 38 points against the L.A. Lakers Friday night, leading his team to a victory at Madison Square Garden.
The final score was 92-85. Lin's points total was the most for a Knicks player this season.
A week ago the 23-year-old star was on the bench. The Wall Street Journal called him the "new basketball hero" and has inspired "LINsanity,"across the Web.
On Friday night, Twitter was stormed with "#LINsanity" tags and celebrities like Spike Lee who attended the game, seemed in awe of him.
Spike Lee (@SpikeLee): Film Maker
"YO LA,I Betcha Kobe Knows Who Jeremy Lin is NOW. JLin Sliced And Diced Ya ASS FOR 38. Jeremy 'Stop Asian Profi-' Lin.And Dat's Da Truth,Ruth," (@SpikeLee).
"Jeremy"Kobe Wuz Smokin' But I Wasn't Joke-"Lin. Tonight Was NO FLUKE. I Seen It Wit' My Own 4 EYES. JLin Is LEGIT.NBA DEAL WITH IT.YA-DIG??? "
Chuck D (@MrChuckD): Rapper
"It is unbelievable I've never seen anything like this before ..in basketball It's like some movie Jeremy SHO Lin Occupies the NBA heGotGame."
Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu): Actress
"Jeremy Lin...WOW WOW WOW...if u ever thought about givin up on ur dreams...DON'T!"
MSG Network, the long time producer of radio and television broadcasts of the Knicks says its ratings jumped 36 percent above the season average for the last two games since Lin became an NBA starter.
Watch one of Lin's plays against the L.A. Lakers:
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