Joined by friends and family, Lin helped unveil his wax figure, which features the 26-year-old point guard in a
"You guys changed up the jersey and the shoes very quickly," said Lin after the unveiling.
Lin was traded to the Lakers in July from the
"We just had a room over there for maybe two hours," said Lin. "I had to do my best to stay in this pose as long as possible. It was a cool experience."
"It's a little too real," said Lin, of his likeness.
Madame Tussauds is famous for lifelike wax images of celebrities, athletes and politicians. The San Francisco branch also features local icons such as Lin, who is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the
Lin averaged 12.5 points a game for the Rockets last season, shooting career highs from the field (44.2%), three-point line (35.8%) and free-throw line (82.3%).