Linsanity Goin' Strong In Taiwan
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Linsanity knows no offseason.
In fact, two-and-a-half weeks after signing a 3-year, $25.1 million contract to base its headquarters in Houston, Linsanity just went on tour, with Jeremy Lin taking his global game to his parents' homeland of Taiwan, courtesy of a Nike promotional jaunt.
And if the adoring crowds are any measure, it looks like Lin is just as popular repping the Houston Rockets as he was representing the New York Knicks.
Check out the vid below of a Taiwan TV new report.
It makes you wonder just how much bigger this Linsanity craze may indeed continue to grow.
Here's a look by-the-numbers what we've already seen Jeremy Lin produce on- and off-the-court in less than one full season.
Lin's 2011-12 Regularized Adjusted Plus Minus: +1.8 (9th among point guards with at least 800 minutes)
Lin's 2011-12 Player Efficiency Rating: 19.97 (8th among point guards with at least 800 minutes)
Lin's Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .140 (10th among point guards with at least 800 minutes)
China TV ratings rise in 2011-12 season: 21 percent
Lin's ranking in NBA jersey sales: 2nd among all NBA players
StubHub's rise in Knicks ticket-inflated prices: 200 percent
Madison Square Garden stock rise during height of Linsanity: 32 percent
Madison Square Garden stock drop when Lin left the Knicks: $100 million in five days