Sep 11, 2014 3:52 PM by News Staff
Linsanity took on a whole new meaning at Madame Tussaud's wax museum in San Francisco.
Visitors to the museum who thought they were seeing a wax version of the new Los Angeles Lakers guard were shocked when they found out the statue was actually Lin himself playing a joke on the unsuspecting.
Lin, who grew up in Palo Alto and played briefly for Golden State before becoming a sensation with the New York Knicks in 2012, was joined by members of his family at the unveiling Thursday.
He said it was ‘definitely an honor' to have a wax likeness of himself in the area where he grew up.
Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American of Chinese descent to play in the league. After being waived by both the Warriors and the Houston Rockets, Lin signed with the Knicks and his performance quickly earned him a starting role and created a wave of excitement known as ‘Linsanity.'
Take a look at the prank:
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