Jeremy Lin Breaks Basketball Record, Chinese Netizen Reactions

LINSANITY - Jeremy Lin, wallpaper by angelmaker666.deviantart.com

LINSANITY - Jeremy Lin, wallpaper by angelmaker666.deviantart.com

The following microblog post from the NBA’s official Sina Weibo account was one of yesterday’s most popular, forwarded over 14,000 times and over 3000 comments…

From Sina Weibo:

@NBA: “Lin Shuhao [Jeremy Lin] new career record 38 points, Knicks defeat Lakers 92-85.” Lin Shuhao achieved a new career high of 38 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds, leading the Knicks to a home court 92-85 win against the Lakers, achieving a 4 win streak. His first three games as a starter saw him scoring 28 points, 23 points, and 38 points, this being the highest 3 game point total for a starter since the 1976 NBA and ABA merger. Kobe scored 34 points.

Jeremy Lin scores 38 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds in New York Knicks victory over Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Comments on Sina Weibo:


Shows that one’s physical quality and one’s race has no relation… Hoping to see the NBA’s first yellow [Asian] superstar.


Yet another legendary American Dream~ Jia you!


It’s not like he’s a Chinese national.


Kobe at first didn’t know who he was, but now it can be said he does. Jia you!


Counts as winning glory for ethnic Chinese. [鼓掌]


Pro! No way, even the Lakers lost to him!


Too niu! Brother Hao is invincible!

Jeremy Lin vs. Kobe Bryant.


Legend in Newyork = LIN…


I want to buy a #17 jersey!


The Knicks have found the key to victory in Lin Shuhao~


Not bad, proves that yellow people are also capable [in basketball].


Brother Hao is too TMD gei li!


Emperor Lin! #Linsanity”

Kobe Bryant vs. Jeremy Lin,


It couldn’t be the NBA intentionally creating a star, could it…? To attract/capture the Chinese market?


If Lin Shuhao could shoot more and score more from the outside line… then he wouldn’t be far from becoming a star…


Haha, he’s giving face for basketball-loving Chinese. [威武] Jia you!


China’s pride!


I imagine this record won’t be broken for decades.


Finally there is a great record that belongs to us yellow [Asian] people.


[威武][威武][威武] Too bad he’s not Chinese [national]…

Jeremy Lin scores 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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