Have you heard about the Lithuanian guy, who went 24-of-124 from three-point land? I’m pretty sure you have, so there’s no need to tell you anything more about him. The interesting thing I wanted to share my amazement of how the news spread worldwide to even make the NBA TV (click the link for video).
The report first appeared in local Lithuanian websites, who didn’t really make a big fuss out of things. It was a very interesting and intriguing story, but that’s pretty much it. Anyway, I was told that his might actually be interesting to foreigners and decided to write up a piece about it on LithuaniaBasketball.com.
With the factor of luck included, the news about the crazy Lithuanian shooter hit on the other side of the pond, as websites such as SB Nation and ESPN. All it took was a one-liner from Henry Abbott off of the Truehoop blog at ESPN to draw and the news spread everywhere. The story at LithuaniaBasketball.com got over 20,000 hits from all around with the majority of traffic coming from the States, Spain and… Hong Kong! Crazy stuff, ain’t it?