Last night: the clock running down, the long shot, all net, the win, the bringing down of the house, and then WTF at 0:29...

The brother really did that? He really thought it was appropriate to do that? Does he think Lin is RZA or something? What an embarrassment to my race.

Then there's the geopolitics of Lin:

[In] mainland China have also gone wild, and as of Wednesday Mr. Lin had more than a million fans on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. Chinese television stations have also covered his rise extensively, albeit with occasional edits that blur out references to Taiwan—underscoring the geopolitical tensions that frame the debate about Mr. Lin.

A global star is born.