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It's the sofa that launched the career of New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin and could be coming to a living room near you.
Lin's teammate Landry Fields tweeted a photo of the brown velour couch that the Knicks phenom started crashing on the night before he became a New York sports legend.
Fields tweeted a picture of the most famous sofa in the sports world and thinks it could be the ultimate accessory for any couch potato's man-cave.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only couch made famous by @JLin7!," Fields tweeted Sunday afternoon.
"Let the bidding begin," he added.
Imagine hosting your friends on the couch and bragging "Jeremy Lin slept here" or " That spot on the cushion is J-Lin's drool."
The now legendary two-cushion sofa in Fields' Manhattan apartment was the resting place for Lin— the night before he jump-started the Knicks team and astounded the NBA— after he left the bench and torched the New Jersey Nets for 25 points on Feb. 4.
Lin had been sleeping at the Lower East side apartment of his brother before being displaced and moving uptown to Fields' place.
Fields described the sled-style couch as "decent but not huge."
What is huge is Linsanity.
No. 17 has taken Madison Square Garden by storm. The former-Harvard grad and NBA bench warmer has become a New York Knicks star by leading the team to five straight wins and playoff dreams.
"Thank you to Landry for hosting me," Lin said after leading the Knicks— with a career-best performance— over the Nets on Saturday. "I think I might just move in with him."
I'm smelling a sit-com here.
Since getting a contract for the NBA minimum, Lin is now able to afford better digs.
The 6-foot-3 guard is shopping around for his own place and a real estate developer has even offered a one-bedroom apartment free until Lin can find a suitable place.
Knicks fans are hoping Lin buys instead of rents. He's a free-agent after this season.
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