Jeremy Lin's technical foul in Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder made his wallet, and perhaps his 6-foot-3 frame, a little lighter.
Toward the end of the first half, Lin was assessed a technical foul for arguing a call. It was the 24-year-old's first technical of his NBA career. Luckily for Lin, the foul didn't end up costing his team too much, as Houston went on to win the game as he scored 29 points.
By Thursday morning, Lin was able to put his foul (and the ensuing fine) in perspective:
Got my first ever technical last night and lost $2000...makes me angry when i realize thats 2000 mcchickens or 4000 jack in the box tacos
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 21, 2013
Within a few hours, more than 10,000 followers retweeted Lin's humorous message.
The third-year guard has tweeted about his love for fast food before. When the Rockets made a trip to California recently, Lin made sure to stop at In-N-Out:
Back in CALI!! Dont worry they werent all mine but i had to break the eating regimen today lol twitter.com/JLin7/status/3…
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 10, 2013
A man of the people, indeed.