As the stock rises (literally
) of the red-hot New York Knicks, much of the credit has gone to former bench player and superstar du jour Jeremy Lin.
Aside from his meteoric scoring average – 26.4 points a game
in the Knicks' current five-game win streak – basketball pundits have had a field day with clever variations of his name.
Some of them have been gems – Linsanity (sorry Vince Carter
). Others, (Lin’d of the Lost
, Really, Yahoo?). Other monikers have clanked like so many shots at the rim: Lin-ter the Dragon? Lin's teammate Amare' Stoudemire, no stranger to nicknames, told ESPN recently
that at he actually was fond of the most accurate one. "I like Lin-sanity," he said.
"That's what it is right now. It's really a madness right now around New York, and it's been out of control with him and what he's doing. He's very well-received because he's a humble guy and he loves to play the game." From Lin himself, according to ESPN: Super Lin-tendo. Ahh, we see what you did there.But what about the other linsational (uh-oh) names out there? Here’s a rundown of the monikers popping up on social media:
Linderella – Well played, from Mike Allen, well played.
There's even a Lin Word Generator
. At the click of a button you can broaden your vocabulary in lin-tastic ways.