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Photograph of couch on which Lin slept goes viral

Staff Writer, with CNA, LOS ANGELES

Screenshot of NBA New York Knicks’ player Landry Fields’ Twitter page. The page has attracted over 30,000 hits after Fields posted a photo on Sunday of a couch his teammate Jeremy Lin slept on.

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A photograph of the couch the NBA’s latest rage, Jeremy Lin (林書豪), slept on prior to his winning form that helped the New York Knicks post five straight wins has gone viral online since it was posted on Sunday. The picture of the couch in Lin’s teammate Landry Fields’ house, where Lin was staying before playing against the New Jersey Nets on Feb. 4, drew more than 30,000 hits within five hours after Fields posted it on Twitter.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only couch made famous by @JLin7! Let the bidding begin,” tweeted Fields, whose shot of the couch has been forwarded by more than 1,600 people since being posted.

One Internet user even offered US$500,000 for the couch, asking if Fields really meant to auction the couch used by Lin, the first -Taiwanese-American NBA player.

Before his rise, the 23-year-old point guard, who does not own an apartment in New York, had been sleeping at his brother’s place. However, he was forced to find other accommodation while his brother was hosting guests.

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