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 Internet was abuzz with Linsanity at the height of his rise to fame. Frazer Harrison
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    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.