First Posted: Apr 01, 2012 03:36 PM EDT

When one searches for 'Jeremy Lin' on Google News, one of the first appearing search results is a link to a Forbes article with the following title and article summary:

Jeremy Lin Announces Retirement to Pursue...

The story of NBA phenom Jeremy Lin took a startling turn early this morning when the NBA star announced his retirement from professional basketball in the ...

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Screen Shot Google News for Jeremy Lin query, April 1, 2012
Screen Shot Google News for Jeremy Lin query, April 1, 2012


After one clicks on the article however, the link's landing page is a missing article with the following information:

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It continues on saying:

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The url of the page reads: breaking-news-injured-jeremy-lin-announces-retirement-to-pursue-harvard-graduate-degree.

So, is Jeremy Lin retiring to pursue a Harvard Degree?

Screenshot of Forbes' landing page
Screenshot of Forbes' landing page

If this page had appeared on another day rather than April 1st, then it would've caused a bit more 'noise', in the 'media sphere' but since today is April fool's, let's just assume it is a creative way to gather traffic and clicks without getting into trouble?

Or is perhaps Jeremy Lin really retiring?

Jeremy Lin's twitter page makes no mention of retiring.

The last tweet Jlin7 made was, "Thx for all the love! Ill return from this surgery stronger/better than before and hopefully in time for the playoffs! Ecclesiastes 3:1&11".

So it is either Forbes' way of saying 'Happy April Fool's" or a very timely computer glitch coincidentally selecting the following key words: Jeremy, Lin, Injury, Retirement, Harvard, Degree.

You decide.

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