If you’re like me and don’t do sports, you might need the inside info to make this joke funny. Spark notes version: Jeremy Lin was a super underdog basketball player from Harvard who recently had his first start with the New York Knicks and has scored more points in his first five starts than any modern b-baller.
Anyway, the response has been overwhelmingly punny, coined Linsanity. But it’s also opened the doors for a lot of borderline and way-past-the-line racist remarks. SNL does a great job with the satire, as they often do. Enjoy!