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Jeremy Lin hosts post-surgery Facebook chat, pukes

John Moe Apr 4, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the future of sports journalism. New York Knicks phenom point guard Jeremy Lin injured his knee recently. Yesterday, he hosted a Facebook chat following surgery on his meniscus. More than 8000 questions were submitted to the chat from an audience that was 90% Asian and 50% evangelical Christian (Lin is Asian-American and a devout Christian). He was asked to 12 different proms.

At one point, Lin updated his fans on some barfing he had done:

WOW just threw up in the middle of the Q&A lol. time to get some rest but before i go just wanna say much love to all you fans! thanks to you guys who make MSG the best arena and thanks to all the NY media/beat writers for all your hard work in getting information to the fans. goodnight!

43,000 fans “Liked” that update.

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