Jeremy Lin vs. Kobe Bryant: Twitter reacts to 38-point performance from Knicks point guard

Linsanity shows no signs of letting up as Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin scored 38 points as New York beat Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, 92-85. Lin’s 89 points in his last three games are the most by any NBA player in his first three starts the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.

Here’s a roundup of reaction on Twitter:

Jeremy”Kobe Wuz Smokin’ But I Wasn’t Joke-”Lin. Tonight Was NO FLUKE. I Seen It Wit’ My Own 4 EYES. JLin Is LEGIT.NBA DEAL WITH IT.YA-DIG???

— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) February 11, 2012

If Jeremy Lin got on his knee and Tebowed the world would implode... #Knicks

— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) February 11, 2012

Jeremy Lin scored 38 points vs the Lakers Friday. Most ever by an Ivy League player against the Lakers. #Harvard

— Jason McCallum (@ESPNGameDayJMac) February 11, 2012

Jeremy Lin is an inspiration. A week ago, nobody thought he could play, but he knew different. A lot of us are waiting for that opportunity.

— Roger Mason Jr (@MoneyMase) February 11, 2012

Jeremy Lin.. Super Lintendo!!

— NBA (@NBA) February 11, 2012

Kobe on Jeremy Lin: “It’s a great story. It’s a testament to perseverance and hard work and a good example for kids everywhere.”

— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) February 11, 2012

Just back from MSG. Been to 600 #Knicks games, just witnessed one of the most electric ever. Jeremy Lin is Time Magazine cover material.

— Chris Sheridan (@sheridanhoops) February 11, 2012

If you love sports you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing. Getting an opportunity and exploding!!

— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) February 9, 2012

I can hear many guys sitting on the pine screaming coach give me some PT & I could be like Jeremy Lin baby! #INSPIRATIONAL @MagicJohnson

— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 11, 2012

Jeremy Lin does it again vs the Lakers!

— Lamarcus Aldridge(@aldridge_12) February 11, 2012

Thanks to Jeremy Lin & The Knicks, Y’all help me get my mind off my Bro for a few hours, Thx. Great game guys. Enjoy the win. Travel safe.

— Amar’e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) February 11, 2012

View Photo Gallery: Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, an undrafted second-year player from Harvard, has taken the league by storm, scoring 28 points in his first start on Feb. 6 and leading New York to three straight wins — including Wednesday’s 107-93 win over the Washington Wizards.

Matt McFarland is the editor of Innovations. He's always looking for the next big thing. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.

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