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Despite the disastrous start to the New York Knicks 2011-2012 season, it's difficult for orange and blue fans to contain excitement for unlikely break(ing)-out point guard Jeremy Lin, a Chinese-American 23-year-old second year undrafted pro out of Harvard. Chinese-Americans in the NBA are about as rare as Harvard grads, and Lin is both; Harvard has produced almost as many Winklevosses as NBA players.
Used sparingly until Saturday against the Nets, Lin finally got to play and blew up for 25 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and a pair of steals. Then he started a game last night for the first time when New York hosted the Jazz, dropping 28 on 10-17 shooting with 8 assists and two more steals. The team has lacked energy, Carmelo can't shoot, tragedy just struck Stoudemire's family, point guard play has been awful, the team lost nine of 10 over one stretch this past month, the local media has called for coach D'Antoni's head and millions of New Yorkers with Time Warner Cable can't even see the damn games. So it's nice to have something to cheer about, and naturally Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) is jacked up too, searching for a name for the thriller. Here's what he came up (or tweeted from fans) with and our ideas after the jump:
+ Jeremy "Enter The Dragon" Lin.
+ Jeremy "Be Ball" Lin
+ Jeremy "My Jumper Is Fal-Lin" Lin
+ Jeremy "Crouching Tiger" Lin
Here's our ideas:
+ Jeremy Lin-credible
+ The Great Ball of China
+ Jeremy "Dragonball" Lin
+ Jeremy "Shao" Lin "Monk"
+ Jeremy "Poison Ivy" Lin
+ Jeremy "Every Day He's Shuffle" Lin