Jeremy Lin pokes fun at girl who ‘accidentally’ tattooed his name in Chinese characters on her ankle
NBA star takes to internet to affectionately tease his new ‘biggest fan’
NBA star Jeremy Lin took to the internet to jokingly poke fun at a woman who said she was tricked by internet pranksters into getting his name tattooed on her ankle in Chinese characters.
“What do you think of my new tattoo @hollyisyourstar,” tweeted Lin as he posted a picture of himself with his own name inked on his ankle.
Holland Christensen’s gaffe came to light after she visited reddit.com’s popular NBA forum looking for someone to accompany her to her first Charlotte Hornets game.
She had decided to become Lin’s ‘biggest fan’ after realising she now had his name on her body for life.
“There was a series of mistakes that led to this fail,” she says in a YouTube video.
WATCH: Christensen explains her gaffe
“My first mistake was I asked for the translation from someone on the internet
“Obviously you don’t do that ... you don’t ask anyone on the internet for anything.”
“So my tattoo is a name of a basketball player ... are you kidding me?
“I was so embarrassed – why would I do something like this?”
Christensen says in her video that she decided to make the most of it and learn everything she could about Lin, whom she had never heard of before.
“My first thought was he’s really attractive, so there’s that,” she added.
After the story hit reddit’s front page, Lin made a post on the site saying ‘Saw this tattoo online and copied it, anyone know what it means?”
— JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) April 13, 2016
Christensen and Lin then had a brief conversation in the reddit comments.
“You just made my day Jeremy, thank you for responding. I hope I get to meet you next and we can compare your Sharpie tattoo to my real one,” said Christensen.
Lin replied: “In all seriousness, thank you for your support and for sharing your story. Glad you were able to turn a mistake into something positive! Feel free to keep me posted if you come to a playoff game.”