Since Jeremy Lin burst onto the national scene a few weeks ago, the ubiquitous media coverage has covered every angle: his style of play, his economic impact, his personal life. So if you're looking to add some fresh content into the same old conversation with your buddies about everyone's new favorite Knick, we've crunched the numbers on Linsanity into 21 easy to remember statistics- from the number of eBooks about Lin (7) to his height advantage over his parents (18 inches, combined).
The Life and Times of Jeremy Lin, by the Numbers
21 languages in which Lin's Wikipedia entry can be read, including Finnish, Chinese, Galician, and Indonesian.
Feb. 20: the day Lin finally made a Facebook profile; he now has 574,000 subscribers.
19 points: Miami's advantage with Lin on the court in the February 23 game against the Knicks. The Heat won by 14 points.
18 inches: Lin's combined height advantage over his parents, both of whom are 5'6″.
# 17: Lin's jersey number, which became the most popular in the league in sales the first week he became famous.