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20 Best Jeremy Lin Puns on the Internet

by Jill Baughman on February 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM

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In case you haven't heard, Jeremy Lin, the Harvard graduate, undrafted, pretty much unknown until a week ago point guard who's now taking the world by storm, helped the New York Knicks win their seventh straight game last night. We really haven't seen a media obsession quite like this since the NFL season and Tim Tebow. No one can get enough of this guy!

But you know what makes Lin a lot more fun to write and read about than Tebow? All of the ridiculous and crazy and terrible puns you can make with a last name like "Lin." It's pretty awesome waking up in NYC in the morning after a Knicks win to see what the papers and Internet can come up with. Some are good, some are bad, and some are plain hilarious.

Let's hope that Lin keeps on "Linning." Here are 20 of the best headlines with Lin puns so far that we've rounded up:

1. "Linsightful Lessons of Linsanity" -- Huffington Post

2. "New York Knicks Legend Willis Reed Gives Ringing Lin-dorsement" -- ESPN

3. "Lin-credible That Race Is Being Raised in NBA Again" --

4. "Lin-conceivable Puns Have Run Out for Jeremy Lin?" -- USA Today

5. "A Good Linvestment: Five Pun-Based Endorsements for Jeremy Lin" -- SB Nation

6. "American-Born Linderella Is the Pride of China" -- NPR

7. "Just Lin Time: Knicks Phenom Saving Season" -- Chicago Tribune

8. "A 'Lin'spiring Story" -- Yale Daily News

9. "Lin-vestigating History" -- ESPN

10. "Lin Your Face: Jeremy Lin Impressed by Witty Linatics" -- Gothamist

11. "Amasian!" -- New York Post

12. "Minyanville Presents: The Jeremy Lin-dex" -- Minyanville

13. "A Lesson in Lin-guistics: The Best (And Worst) Jeremy Lin Puns" -- Time

14. "We'll Lin and Bear It Today" --

15. "Jeremy Lin's 'Linning' Streak and 8 Unbelieveable Active Runs Around the NBA" -- Bleacher Report

16. "Is Super Lintendo All-Hype or the Real Deal?" -- The Renegade Rip

17. "Lin-sational Knicks Knock Off Lakers" --

18. "Linsanity: Need Some More Linnovative Puns?" -- City News Toronto

19. "To Linfinity and Beyond" --

20. "ThrilLIN'" -- New York Post

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Are you sick of the Jeremy Lin puns? Do you have a favorite one?

Image via Yu-wen Cheng/Wikimedia
Filed Under: athletes, basketball, nba, news, sports reporting


  • Stacey.


    February 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Super Lin-tendo FTW

  • jessi...


    February 17, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    I dont follow him 

  • kfroz...


    February 18, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    hahaha "Amasian!" lol That made me laugh more because of a kid I went to school with that told everyone he is "Canasian" ...


  • hayds...


    February 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Lol! Amasian! 

  • salty...


    February 19, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    I don't follow basketball but I do watch the news it's impossible to miss some of  the Linsanity! LOLin

  • MomTi...


    February 19, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    My son and husband are Knick fans.They think Lin is phenominal.They just won 8 games in a row now.Linsanity!


  • Lin...
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    Lin Lover

    April 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM
    linundated - to be overwhelmed with too many Jeremy Lin puns
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