Rabid fans were asking for it and the Knicks have delivered.
Jeremy Lin has two starts in the NBA—two!—and the surprising point guard out of Harvard will be seeing a lot more No. 17’s around Madison Square Garden.
The Jeremy Lin jersey has officially been released, according to a tweet that appeared on the New York Knicks official Twitter account.
The message on Twitter includes a link to the team’s online store where Lin fans can now buy their own No. 17 jersey for $54.95. A Lin name-and-number shirt is also available on the online store’s website.
The description for the jersey reads: “With the adidas New York Knicks jersey Jeremy Lin Revolution 30 replica for road games, you’ll have plenty of Linsanity moments.”
Rock your #Linsanity! Be the first to buy @JLin7‘s jersey, now available at the #Knicks store >> bit.ly/yAyNnF twitter.com/nyknicks/statu…
— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) February 9, 2012
Fans have been clamoring for the team to sell jerseys of the miraculous point guard, who burst upon the scene last week and has become a social media sensation around the country. His emergence has contributed to the Knicks recent three-game winning streak. Lin has scored 23, 28 and 25 points in his last three games and on Wednesday night, he had the first double-double of his career in the Knicks 107-93 victory over the Washington Wizards.
There are nicknames (The John Wall of China) and hashtags (#linsanity, #linsane and #linning) that are floating around the Internet since Lin’s first breakout game. He has also received comparisons to Tim Tebow, someone who he said he draws inspiration from. And Lin now has more than 74,000 Twitter followers.