Finally Giving in to LINsanity

Jeremy Lin (17) of the New York Knicks

Jeremy Lin (17) of the New York Knicks celebrates with teammate Jared Jeffries after hitting a 3-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 10, 2012. The Knicks knocked off the Lakers, 92-85. Jim McIsaac/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: abausaphotos670730

I’ve held it off as long as I could (a total of 12 days and six games), but there is no use fighting the Linsanity any longer. It’s not that I have anything against Jeremy Lin personally, and it’s not really even that I don’t want to see him succeed. Nor am I a cynic that can no longer believe in Cinderella stories. It’s just I cannot understand the Linsation. Seriously. It’s just Lincomprehensible that someone could come “Lin” and start regularly scoring 20+ points a game (or at least dishing out 13 assists when he’s not putting up Linsane points) and make a team like the New York Knicks relevant again. Linconceivable.

I cannot wrap my brain around it. It’s just so Lincongruous to how everything in the NBA works.

On Feb. 4 the New Jersey Nets thought they’d have a win in the bag with Linjuries to New York’s starters. The Knicks even had to reach down into their D-League to pull up a player that had already been cut from two other NBA teams and had come from Harvard (imagine me saying that with an arrogant and dismissing jock-like sneer) of all schools. But this remarkable Lindividual went off for 25 points and started the next game for New York.

Since then, the Knicks have been 7-0 and are Lindebted to a kid that seems to have finally found his niche and he’s becoming Lincreasingly hard to stop. While there are a few detractors (whose voices are being silenced quickly), it doesn’t look like this Lincredible story will end any time soon.

The beautiful thing about Newscom is that we have pictures of Jeremy Lin from way before it was cool to have pictures of Jeremy Lin. We’ve got high school and Harvard photos, along with a whole host of pictures from the last six games. So head back to Newscom to see the best pictures of Lin.

Jeremy Lin Pau Gasol

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (17) makes a layup past Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16) in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 10, 2012. RAY STUBBLEBINE/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrlfive057166

Toronto Raptors Jose Calderon and New York Knicks shooting guard Jeremy Lin

Toronto Raptors Jose Calderon, left, defends against New York Knicks shooting guard Jeremy Lin, right, during first half action at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada on February 14, 2012. Peter J. Thompson/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: abausaphotos674572

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin NBA game between New York Knicks Vs Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden New York City, USA - 15.02.12. WENN Photos/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: wennphotosthree185561

Jeremy Lin shoots

New York Knicks Jeremy Lin shoots between Sacramento Kings Demarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans in the third quarter at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 15, 2012. The Knicks defeated the Kings 100-85. John Angelillo/UPI/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: upiphotostwo140800

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada center in Toronto, Canada. Xinhua/Imago/Icon SMI/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: iconphotosthree154530

Jeremy Lin

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (R) shoots over Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York's Madison Square Garden, February 15, 2012. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrlfive068915

Jeremy Lin

New York Knicks Jeremy Lin stands on the court in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 10, 2012. John Angelillo/UPI/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: upiphotostwo139336

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin navigates the Sacramento Kings defense on his way to a career-high 13 assists New York Knicks Vs Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden New York City, USA. WENN Photos/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: wennphotosthree185582

Linsanity

Fans of New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin spell out "Linsanity" as they stand in the upper deck during the Knicks' NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in New York's Madison Square Garden, February 15, 2012. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrlfive069014

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