Meme Origin: Harvard-bred point guard Jeremy Lin bursts onto the NBA scene in February and revives the New York Knicks.
Jeremy Lin went to Harvard. He was an economics major. He was head of the Asian American Christian Fellowship. According to those who buy into stereotypes, this is not a guy you would expect to be the next big thing in the NBA. After a series of breakout games for the Knicks, though, that's exactly what he became. His last name spawned an epic series of memes and puns, and gave us the gift of ESPN's most ridiculous headline and subsequent contrite apology of all time.