"Linsanity" sweeps the nation
New York Knicks phenomenon Jeremy Lin, who was then only known as a bench-warmer, took the National Basketball Association and the Internet by storm after he lead the Knicks to a win against the New Jersey Nets, scoring 25 points. And "Linsanity" was born.
Immediately, commentators and fans began playing off of Lin's name and phrases like "Linsanity," "Linderella," "Linsane" and "Linferno" began popping up.
The Knicks went on a seven game winning streak, but did not reach the playoffs. Lin has since been drafted by the Houston Rockets.
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