Linsanity Games & Stats Are Linsane!

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In 2012, Jeremy Lin had a brief run on the New York Knicks where he was one of the best players in the entire NBA. That period of time was dubbed Linsanity. Since then, Jeremy has influenced not only Asian basketball but the world. Linsane is the term used to describe something as insane as Jeremy Lin’s play and influence on the world.

It’s a matter of interpretation on when Linsanity ended but there was no question when it started as he came off the bench on Saturday Feb 4, 2012 to drop 25 points on the New Jersey Nets in his first game where he played significant minutes.

We will define true Linsanity games as those games playing without an injured Carmelo Anthony where he was the true leader of the team. For those 9 games, Jeremey Lin averaged 25 points, 9.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 5.9 turnovers, while shooting 51% from the field, 33% from 3’s, and 71% from the free throw line. More importantly, the Knicks went 8-1 and played together as a team.

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Here are the Linsanity game by game stats.

2/4 New JerseyW 99-9235:52101904575720132513
2/6 UtahW 99-8844:52101713792820812812
2/8 @ WashingtonW 107-9335:44914035641011232318
2/10 LA LakersW 92-8538:341323241013472061388
2/11 @ MinnesotaW 100-9838:538240347683063205
2/14 @ TorontoW 90-8743:10920227112111080275
2/15 SacramentoW 100-8526:1646002351300611019
2/17 New OrleansL 85-8939:308182581025409426-8
2/19 DallasW 104-9745:361120363641451702814

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About Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Shu-How Lin was born on August 23, 1988. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned Northern California Basketball Player of the Year honors as a senior in high school. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers, he attended Harvard, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League. Undrafted out of college, Lin signed with his hometown Golden State Warriors in 2010. He seldom played in his rookie season and received assignments to the D-League. In 2011, Lin was waived by both the Warriors and the Houston Rockets before joining the New York Knicks early in 2011–12.

Where did Jeremy Lin go to college?
Lin graduated from Harvard in 2010 with a degree in economics and a 3.1 grade-point average. He finished his college career as the first player in the history of the Ivy League to record at least 1,450 points (1,483), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225).

How long was Jeremy Lin in the NBA?
Lin was a solid point guard who played in the NBA for nine seasons. He played for 8 NBA teams, the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Raptors, Hawks, Hornets and Nets.

Does Jeremy Lin have a championship ring?
Yes, he won a ring with the Toronto Raptors in 2019. He only made one appearance in that Finals, for less than a minute. He played in a total of 27 minutes in that postseason.

How did Jeremy Lin change the world?
Lin galvanized the Asian American community, fundamentally changing the way they viewed basketball and about themselves. He gave Asian American kids someone they could identify with in the NBA.