Jeremy Lin lights up NBA, online sales

  • 5. Jeremy Lin The New York Knicks phenomenon took the National Basketball Association and the Internet by storm after Lin, who was then only known as a bench-warmer, scored 25 points against the New Jersey Net on Feb. 2, leading the team on a winning streak. Immediately, commentators and fans began playing off of Lin's name and phrases like "Linsanity," "Linderella," "Linsane" and "Linferno" began popping up. The <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57378436-501465/linsanity-at-fever-pitch-in-social-media-jeremy-lin-is-here-to-stay/">Internet was abuzz</a> with Linsanity at the height of his rise to fame. Frazer Harrison
    Jeremy Lin celebrates his game-winning 3-pointer

    By Jenna Sakwa, CBS This Morning

    On January 4, 2012, Jeremy Lin tweeted to his more than 20,000 followers, "Everytime i try to get into Madison Square Garden, the security guards ask me if im a trainer LOL."

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    More than a month later, Jeremy Lin is a basketball sensation, and is sure to be recognized when he arrives at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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