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Knicks' Jeremy Lin recovers from injury with help of video games

Taking a break from Linsanity with a little DOTA 2

Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin plans to spend his time recovering from knee surgery by playing DOTA 2 with his brothers.

Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin took to Facebook yesterday following surgery on his knee to thank his fans, the media and talk about how he plans to pass his days recovering: Playing still-unreleased DOTA 2.

Still slightly drugged up from the season-ending surgery, Lin decided to hold a question and answer session on his Facebook page. The marathon session ended abruptly when Lin announced that he had just thrown up and needed to take a break.

Over the course of the chat Lin talks about his love of gaming and says that he plans to play DOTA 2 with his brothers during his downtime.

"Just got it installed the other day!" he writes, according to Monica and Margaret Huang's detailed transcription of the questions and answers. (You can find that here.)

While Lin's back and forth with fans jumps all over the place – from his favorite book of the bible to playing Monopoly to what instrument he would play if he could – one recurring theme was gaming.

We learn, for instance, that Lin's favorite Pokemon while growing up was Blastoise. "He's a beast!"

That he spent a lot of time as a child playing Super Smash Bros. but that he never got around to playing its sequel, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The Wall Street Journal, with the help of an MIT engineering grad, analyzed the more than 8,300 questions asked of Lin and discovered, among other things, that more than 100 people asked the basketballer about video games, half of those questions were really just asking him to play with them.

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