Jeremy Lin Gets a Facebook Profile. What Took Him So Long?

Joann Pan
February 20, 2012

Jeremy Lin fans can't get enough of the NBA's newest superstar on social media. Now they can get more than before. On Monday morning, Lin joined Facebook as a member -- not just with a profile, but a Timeline profile.

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The New York Knicks' star point guard has garnered about 7,000 subscribers in 12 hours. He's even filled in his Facebook Timeline with some pictures, university data and hometown info.

What took him so long? Well, Lin has been on Facebook for a few months already -- just not with a public profile. Hi Facebook fan page -- reportedly curated and updated by the man himself, according to the Daily Dot -- has been there since August.

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The Knicks star -- who hails from the same campus as Mark Zuckerberg -- has already dominated elsewhere in the social media realm. When his team won six straight games during a one-week span, Lin generated more Twitter traffic than any other NBA player ever has before.

Lin's official Twitter handle, @JLin7, was mentioned 215,408 times. His full name was mentioned more than 2.5 million times, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Linsanity has also reached YouTube as fans watch winning assists and last-minute free throws caught on tape. Videos produced and uploaded by Lin before his new-found fame, such as a video dubbed "How to Get into Harvard," have been seen millions of times over the past few weeks.

The NYKnicks.com website has spiked 550-percent since Lin's inception to the team.

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How else is Lin sweeping the Internet? He's inspired a Lincredible Online Word Generator. And teammate Landry Fields recently tweeted a picture of the couch Lin used to crash on, joking "Let the bidding begin."

Will you subscribe to Jeremy Lin's Facebook Page? What do you want to see on his Timeline? Let us know in the comments.

Image via Jeremy Lin's Facebook Page.

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