Jeremy Lin creates fan frenzy in Houston

'Linsanity' begins after Rockets sign star point guard

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Jeremy Lin

HOUSTON - "Linsanity" has landed in Houston.

Jeremy Lin is officially a Houston Rocket after the New York Knicks declined to match the Rockets' offer.

The newest Rocket is already becoming a fan favorite and creating a frenzy.

From Broadway, back to the Bayou City, the legend of Lin has led to the point guard's return to the Rockets, and possibly the return of fans to registers. Calls have been coming in with fans trying to track down the new Lin jersey.

"He practically became the No. 1 jersey for the last part of the season when he was going crazy with the Knicks, so wouldn't surprise me if he did practically the same here," said fan Travis McFarland.

The question on a lot fans' minds is who would be the first to stock the product that was, at one point, flying off the shelves in the city that never sleeps.

Fans can place an order for a Lin jersey on But to see one up close, the search continues. Officials at several retail outlets said they're not expecting to get their first shipments of Lin merchandise until sometime around early August.

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