“Social Breakout Player of the Year”

NBA TV announced today that New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is the recipient of the first-ever “Social Breakout Player of the Year” Award for his increase in popularity with fans across Twitter and Facebook this season. “Linsanity” took off this season with clutch performances down the final stretch of games, becoming the first NBA player to score at least 20 points and recording seven assists in each of his first five starts, and his play sparked a Knicks turnaround prior to his season-ending injury.