The term used for rising NBA legend Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. He recently has led the team to an amazing 5 game winning streak, despite the absence of the star players. He also went undrafted in 2010, and furthermore was waived 2 times.

After emerging literally out of nowhere, he has become a national spectacle. His game winning drives are considered by many standards to be bordering on that of "insanity" and hence

LINSANITY
A:Dude, you hear the Knicks beat the Lakers? And Jeremy Lin scored 38 points over Kobe Bryant's 34 points?

B: Linsanity!

Contemporary news flash

JEREMY LIN WINS AGAIN. LINSANITY.
מאת Dstroyer20 14 בפברואר, 2012

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The energy and excitement that is transmitted by Point Guard Jeremy Lin.
Knick Fan: "Linsanity can't be stopped!"
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The 2012 craze brought on by former Harvard grad and NBA D-Leaguer, Jeremy Lin. After going undrafted out of college Lin spent time in the NBA D-league. Eventually the 2012 NY Knicks picked up the rising athlete to fill the spot of habitually injured Baron Davis. When given the opportunity to play due to injured superstars Carmello Anthony and Amare Stoudemire the young star excelled to the point of becoming a national icon.
Did you just see Jeremy Lin score 38 against Kobe and the Lakers? That was Linsanity!
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1. the state of mind of Jeremy Lin fans when he steps on the court. and off the court. this highly contagious phenomenon has led to a series of wins by the Knicks, an increased basketball fandom among the Asians, and the creation of other words with 'lin'

2. basically anything that Jeremy Lin does because he's amazing.
The linsanity spread across the court like a forest fire, linfusing the players with lincomparable lintensity to win the game, and linfusing linthusiasm among the linsatiable audience.
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The rage over the Knicks' starting point guard Jeremy Lin who spontaneously stunned the world with his amazing underdog story. He's become an icon for people everywhere, and is drawing widespread attention over the racial boundaries surrounding him and his astounding playing skill. Is one of the more popular "lin-" terms created by the media. Others include "lincredible" or "linning".
Did you see that Knicks-Lakers game? It really gave me some Linsanity.

I'm really gettin' some Linsanity watching Jeremy play.
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A combination of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin's last name and the word insanity. It has been used by NBA stars, sports pundits, celebrities and fans alike to describe the phenomenon surrounding the player who went from being overlooked by multiple teams to breaking records in one week. The unlikelihood of this occurrence is what makes it so contagious.
Guy 1: Did you see Jeremy Lin's game winning 3 last night?
Guy 2: Yea man, he's amazing. Linsanity is spreading really quick.
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Refers to the huge popularity-boom over Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin.
Jeremy Lin's my favorite Chinese guy!
You, sir, have linsanity.
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