The world has gone Lin-sane! Who is Jeremy Lin? The former underdog -- who was once written off as a bench player -- has risen to basketball stardom worthy of the likes of Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony.
Here are 10 things to know about Jeremy Lin:
1.) The frenzy Lin has caused among Knicks fans that has helped fill Madison Square Garden in recent games is called "Linsanity" and "Linmania." Other complementary names for Lin include: "Amazing Asian," the "Asian Sensation" and "Amasian."
2.) He scored 136 points in his first five starts, most by any NBA player since the NBA merged with the ABA in 1976.
3.) Lin has spent the past six weeks sleeping on his brother's couch on New York City's Lower East Side since his potential $800,000 contract wasn't firmed up until Tuesday night. Now he at least can get his own apartment.
4.) He was cut in December by his hometown team, the Golden State Warriors, after one season in which he rarely got court time. The Houston Rockets also cut him after a short stint. The Knicks took him on later that month but he was low on the food chain of players.
5.) He is a 2012 graduate of Harvard, where he majored in economics.
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