Holiday shoppers would think a purchased Carmelo Anthony plush-doll would look like, well, Carmelo Anthony. If they bought it online at Wal-Mart, they'd be mistaken. The doll displayed at Walmart.com doesn't resemble the seven-time NBA All-Star and current New York Knick, but rather shares a remarkable likeness to Jeremy Lin. Although he once took a big spotlight for the New York team, Lin hasn't donned the New York Knickerbockers’ uniform since 2012.
New York Knick Jeremy Lin Photo By Chris Trotman for Most Recent Articles On People More Articles By New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin has fascinated sports fans, and athletic retailers are hoping to capitalize on the “Linsanity.” Ever since the basketball player led his team to an unexpected streak of wins, starting on Feb. 4, Lin’s jersey has been the top seller on NBAstore.com. Sportsonesource reported that sales of all NBA-licensed product were up 19 percent last week, with sales of Knicks-licensed merchandise doubling over last year. Lin’s meteoric rise to fame has also drawn more eyes to
China, get your game on: Adidas is bringing "Linsanity" to you very soon. The German sports apparel company plans to roll out the New York Knicks’ phenom's jersey across its network of 6,700 stores in China and expects they'll be a hot-selling item, Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer said.