A couple of things are guaranteed to create buzz on the Internet: Jeremy Lin and the promise of watching someone get dunked on.
When those two things are combined, as they are in the case of Drew Gordon's alley-oop smash over Lin during a pro-am game in San Francisco, you've got a perfect storm.
Despite this one unfortunate moment, Lin had a pretty good day at the Pro-Am in San Francisco, as he dropped 45 points.
Other than that, things haven't been going so well for Lin lately. He's been something of an afterthought in the Houston Rockets' recruitment of Dwight Howard, and it's possible that his team doesn't even want him around anymore, according to Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com.
Houston is trying to dump Jeremy Lin's salary, going so far as to prioritise cap relief over young basketball assets.— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) June 27, 2013
Getting posterized by Gordon probably won't help him feel any better.
A good number of you are probably wondering who Gordon is. Well, he spent a year at UCLA after transferring from New Mexico, and he played overseas last year with a handful of European teams. Up to this point, he was best known as the older brother of top incoming Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon.
That's probably going to change as this clip makes the rounds.
To be fair, it appears as though Lin thought the off-the-glass dime was actually a missed layup. Unbeknownst to him, Gordon was charging down the lane behind him.
Listed at 6'9" and possessing the element of surprise, Gordon caught the unsuspecting Lin in a vulnerable spot.
I guess the lesson here is that there's no benefit to getting back on defense in an exhibition game—unless you consider a couple of days of Internet infamy a benefit.