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03.23.12 Bucky Turco

Lawyers representing Knicks player Jeremy Lin, who was declared media dead a few weeks ago, sent multiple cease and desist orders to California dispensaries that were selling medical weed under the name “Linsanity.” Ugh. That’s about as bad as calling strains “Green Crack,” “Chernobyl,” and the “Connie Chung.” Just stop. […]

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03.16.12 Bucky Turco

With every meteoric rise comes an even faster fall tear down and Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is no longer considered mankind’s savior. In some headlines, he doesn’t even exist: […]

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03.06.12 Marina Galperina

Artist Mike Leavitt, creator of the venerable Art Army of famous artist figurines, has made his contribution to global Linsanity with his newest piece — the J Lin. It’s a one-of-a-kind, hand-sculpted, 9” tall polymer clay figure with nine movable parts and accessories like a little basketball and a birch wood ball & chain. It’s part Lin, part ’80’s […]

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02.28.12 Bucky Turco

In a few short weeks, the media has made Jeremy Lin out to be larger than life: a titan, a hero, a simple point guard tasked with carrying the Knicks franchise–and quite possibly the NBA and NYC as well. In honor of this newfound responsibility–and crushing pressure–ANIMAL commissioned TATS Cru to paint an Atlas-inspired tribute […]

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02.21.12 Bucky Turco

An Irish sports bar in Hell’s Kitchen is the latest place to be infected by the growing Linsanity pandemic. Landsdowne Road is no more, behold its new sign which will soon translate to worst renamed pub ever. (Photo: Joseph Schulhoff/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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02.17.12 Ed Daly

I got the chance to see Linsanity in person Wednesday night. As I approached The Garden, there was a completely different energy than just a few weeks ago. Scalpers were begging for tickets. Reporters were scattered all over Seventh Avenue. Racks and racks of Lin jerseys were being sold outside the main entrance. […]

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02.14.12 Bucky Turco

With each passing day, newfound Knicks star Jeremy Lin goes up in value. On Monday, four tickets and a chance to meet the overlooked basketball player sold for $5,700 on celebrity auction site CharityBuzz. It was such a success, a similar package is being offered and although there’s still six days to go, the current […]

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02.10.12 Bucky Turco

No one was prepared for the ascension of Jeremy Lin. A few weeks ago, the 24-year-old Harvard grad and son of Chinese immigrants, was reportedly sleeping on his brother’s couch in the East Village and now he’s playing for the Knicks, although you’d never be able to tell by the official merchandise. That’s because there […]

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