10 Most Pathetic Jeremy Lin Puns

Kelly Scaletta@@KellyScalettaFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2012

10 Most Pathetic Jeremy Lin Puns

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    With all the "Linsanity" there has been a lin-tany of Jeremy Lin puns or plays on words. Frankly, it can just take too much Linergy to keep track of them all, so Lin the, Linterest of posterity, I thought I'd list them here, teLing his story.

    Hopefully you won't Linch be when it's done. I won't blame you if you don't Linger over it, though. 

Linderella Story

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    Part of the reason that Linsanity has caught on like this is that he is such a Linderella story. Only a couple of weeks ago he was sleeping on his brother's couch. This couch. 

    Now, according to Forbes magazine, his brand might be worth as much as $14 million in endorsement money. 


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    Part of the reason that the story is so Lincredible is that Lin just seems to be such a down-to-earth kind of guy. He's very humble and doesn't let all the hype and fame get away from him, as seen in this Linterview. 

Linside Game

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    It shouldn't come as a surprise that the 6'3" Lin can dunk, but he can. His Linside game is what sets up the rest of it in fact. He is a drive-and-kick point guard who fits in perfectly with Mike D'Antoni's system. 


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    As the NBA's only Harvard graduate, Jeremy Lin is one of the smartest players in the NBA and that plays very well into his game. He has a great understanding of the game and that helps. 

    His biggest weakness so far has been the turnovers, but his basketball IQ suggests that is the kind of thing that he'll be able to get under control before long. 

Linnate Ability

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    Part of the reason that Lin has been so successful is that he has a certain amount of Linnate ability. He's 6'3" and fast. He's aggressive and confident. There are things that you can't teach that make him special.

Good Lintentions

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    There's something about Lin that just is likable. A lot of it has to do with his good "Lintentions." He just comes across as a good person and people cheer for good people. 

Played Him Like a VioLin

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    Jeremy Lin can really put some moves on players. When he does, it's called "playing him like a vioLin." 

    That's exactly what he did to Derek Fisher. 

All He Does Is Lin, Lin, Lin

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    Because of the Tebowmania and because of there being certain similarities, such as the way that both Tebow and Lin have brought teams with losing records and helped them turn around to win, or in this case "Lin."

    With Skip Bayless a big supporter of both, it was only a matter of time before "All he does is Lin" became a catch phrase. 

Game-Linning Shot

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    With his first Game-Linning Shot, the cloud of eight turnovers in the Toronto game had some serious silver Lining. 

    It's hard to imagine where he can take the legend from here but you can't help but get the feeLing that this story is still being written. 


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    Maybe it's not so pathetic, but "Linsanity" is probably going to work its way into the dictionary. If not, it's certainly become a part of the English Lingo. 


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