For NBA’s Lin, all pun and games
New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has taken the basketball world by storm.
February 13th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

For NBA’s Lin, all pun and games

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 gamein 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.
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  1. kathleen

    He's Lintelligent.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AthenaSaints

    You just got SHAO-LIN-ed!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeeNYC


      February 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AthenaSaints

    To all the Knicks' fans...Happy Va-LIN-tines day.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ted greene

    It is great to see one of America's groups supporting their own...iwe use to be like that..until we discovered money!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SPENT

    He just went out and bought a new couch, just thought that was news worthy, about like the rest of this stupid story.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mr. Basketball

    I love Basketball... Again! ... Well... The knicks! :þ

    February 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Roger Whitesitt

    The Diabetic Knicks just got a shot of Linsulin.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SwellingWithPride

    Does anybody remember Bill Bradley? Rhodes scholar and on helluva basketball player! Linsanity sounds like a repeat of this incredible talent Chinese style! Being an American whose ethnic origin is Chinese, I know how hard it is to succeed and yes, I've heard all the ching chong jokes and suffered a lot of prejudice im my own career. No, I never knew Bruce Lee but now the Chinese American people have Jeremy Lin. New York Chinatown must be swelling with pride. Good for you Jeremy, may you have a long and incredible career.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hustle-LIN

    ...every day I'm hustle-LIN...

    February 15, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. hustle-LIN

    Charlie Hustle-LIN

    February 15, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottski

    All we do is Lin Lin Lin!

    February 15, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. BrianKimball

    Lin visits chewstroke dott comm daily to see if he's famous yet...and he always leaves kind comments.

    February 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. matthew torbett

    The way this guy plays basketball is unbe-lin-able!!!

    February 16, 2012 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |