When you visit the famous Madame Tussauds celebrity wax museum in San Francisco it is not uncommon to mistake one of the famous wax figures for a real person. The resemblance is uncanny to those they attempt to recreate and when you take a picture with one of the figures, your friends might even think you met the real person.
With this in mind, Los Angeles Lakers star point guard Jeremy Lin took to the viewing floor of Madame Tussauds last month to give the visitors a bit of a scare. Posing as a wax figure, when spectators got too close and tried to take a picture with him, he quickly jumped to life, giving them an awesome surprise. Of course, none of them were upset that they actually got to take a picture with one of their favorite athletes, but it no doubt got their adrenaline going a little bit and produced a lot of smiles.
“Linsanity” was in full force during the 2011-12 season in New York, when Lin became a household name by leading the Knicks on a historic run of last second victories. After playing just 55 minutes during the Knicks first 23 games he entered the lineup and began putting up huge numbers, scoring 136 points in his first five starts to go along with a high number of assists and rebounds. He quickly established himself as a top NBA player, and earned a four year $28.8 million offseason contract with the Houston Rockets. After two years in Houston he was traded to the Lakers and will no doubt be one of the main attractions in LA next season.
Watch Jeremy Lin Scare Fans at the Madame Tussauds celebrity wax museum in San Francisco: