Despite my apparent lack of interest in professional basketball, Jeremy Lin rating has climbed up the NBA 2K12 video game ladder.
I can’t help but hear countless stories about Jeremy Lin. NBA fan boy and fan girls alike are making loud buzzes about the NBA rookie who currently plays for New York Knicks. Even Lin himself is in disbelief that he’d be playing pro-ball instead of sitting one of his classes at Harvard. Skill, looks, body, height, fame — Lin has virtually everything anyone could ever wish for.
Ironically, this is the first time Lin has ever been noticed. Even 2K Sports, provider of the most sophisticated sports simulation video games, only gave him a little above average ratings in the latest edition of NBA 2K12. He was just on the level pegging with the rest of the players who didn’t top the list. Lin showed dramatic improvements in his track record though that 2K publishers decided to release an update to elevate his scores and make him a bit more redoubtable on the virtual court.
Altering a video game’s background coding to up an athlete’s ratings doesn’t happen a lot, and that should be complimentary in more ways than one. That doesn’t mean, however, that the change will launch Lin into the top of Knick’s catalogue, neither is it going to increase his power by insane levels. It will take a lot of time and proving in order to deserve such feat. He was simply undervalued so he deserves a little lift.
Lin is indubitably hot right now, and it’s still a conundrum of whether or not he can keep his current pace for a very long time and build a sturdy career. It’s also possible that the opposite will happen, that his popularity is one-off and he’ll never make it back again once it dies/
Despite the uncertainties, the only thing that matters right now is that Lin is doing very, very well. Everybody recognizes that he’s taking the basketball scene by storm right now.