NBA Tweets from Last Night: Twitter Shows Fans Are Desperate for More Linsanity

Jonathan WassermanNBA Lead WriterDecember 11, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27:  Jeremy Lin #7 of the Houston Rockets drives past  Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors at the Toyota Center on November 27, 2012 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The Twitter party last night was bumping Linsanity tweets all night long.

Jeremy Lin finally came back, after dropping 38 points in an overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It was the most he scored since pouring in 38 last year against the Lakers, when Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were both out.

Coincidentally, James Harden was out last night, which gave Lin more opportunities to dominate the ball.


Turns out Linsanity only activates when the best player on the team is out.

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) December 11, 2012


Caught this guy tweet-stealing. Definitely against the code of Linsanity.


Huh, I guess Linsanity only activates when the team's best player is out.

— tobi tiu (@tobitiu) December 11, 2012


During Lin's breakout last night, ESPN's Michael Smith asks a thought-provoking question:


Da hell got into Jeremy Lin tonight?

— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) December 11, 2012

This is about the time when we knew Linsanity was building up. When Jeremy Lin starts hitting off-balance three-pointers, it is time to tune in.


He's going full Linsanity now. Lin hits a turnaround 3. Has a season high 23.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 11, 2012


Knicks' beat writer Frank Isola, who will never forgive Jeremy Lin after not playing at 85 percent down the stretch last year, uses sarcasm to express his disinterest in Linsanity.


Lin. Not even close RT @aguilar845: @fisolanydn Which performance is better, Lin's 38 points or LeBron 52 point 11 assist 9 rebounds at MSG?

— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) December 11, 2012


This guy seems like a true Rockets fan.


I'm glad #Linsanity seems to be back! 38 points, 7 assists. I ain't even mad about the loss. Harden needs to sit out a few more games lol

— Chris G (@seejeez) December 11, 2012

Not really.


Of course, no matter how well Lin plays, there will always be the haters, skeptics and @NotBillWalton's.


That awkward moment when Jeremy Lin has his best offense game of the year on the same night he has his worst defensive game of his career.

— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) December 11, 2012


Good call by @Netw3rk. Jeremy Lin always looks like he had been tortured following a Linsanity game. When his legs give in, his face lets you know it. You can question his game, but not his motor.


Lin has that look he had at the end of Lin-sanity games which is beyond dead tired. He looks after-life tired.

— netw3rk (@netw3rk) December 11, 2012


This guy is so pumped he added a "Hollaaaaaaaa" at the end of his tweet. Normally I would say this unacceptable, but not during Linsanity.


Lin had 40 points combined over his last 5 games. Career-high tying 38 tonight. Hollaaaaaaa #Linsanity #Rockets #RedNation

— Howard Chen (@ho_chenCSN) December 11, 2012


Lin got caught over-dribbling on the final possession that could have allowed him to be the hero. This is definitely a weakness of Lin, and it might have cost the Rockets big time down the stretch.


Lin is feeling down right now, feels he blew it on final possession of regulation. #humble #Rockets #RedNation #Linsanity

— Howard Chen (@ho_chenCSN) December 11, 2012


It is definitely important to note that this is his first full NBA season. To come to a conclusion on who Jeremy Lin is as a player so far would be irresponsible. Lets give him a few years in the league before we decide what tier he falls in.


This is Jeremy Lin's 84th game in the NBA. Bad season so far, but the jury is still out and will be for a while.

— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) December 11, 2012


Whether this was the start of something or an isolated occurrence, it was great to see Linsanity get back into full swing. Lin seems to be at his best with the ball in his hands, so we will see how this plays out once Harden returns.