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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.
by embeab February 20, 2012
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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.
by prplpianotie February 14, 2012
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referring to the breakout season that Jeremy Lin had, people start using "Lin" for every word that starts with "in", including winning to "linning."
It's linsanity how Jeremy Lin has more clutch than LeBron.
by Mattstah February 15, 2012
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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.
by Linglorious Basterd February 15, 2012
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adj. The characteristic word defining a moment of greatness that Jeremy Lin, an NBA player, who was undrafted out of Harvard and nearly cut three times until he was given significant playing time due to desperation for the New York Knicks. Ever since then, he has been starting every game and has been a solid player. This phenomenon is described as "Linsanity"

Hardships that he had to overcome that regard him as an underdog:
-Asian-American of Taiwanese/Chinese descent
-Harvard graduate
-Perseverance despite being undrafted and cut multiple times
-High pressure to perform well as many regard him as the face of Asian American athletics
Imaginary person: "Holy crap, did you just see that 3 point dagger against the Toronto Raptors?"
Metta World Peace (Ron Artest): *Bursts out of the Lakers game room, screaming* "LINSANITY! LINSANITY!!!!!"
by SacTu February 23, 2012
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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

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

B: Linsanity!

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by Dstroyer20 February 14, 2012
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