NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It seems the whole world has been swept up in the recent excitement over Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin.

Retailers were caught off guard by the sudden, shocking performance by Lin, who as recently as February 3 was still relatively unknown in the NBA after being given up by Golden State and Houston.

But now, the whole world has been caught up in “Linsanity.”

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Even Lin is caught by surprise by his sudden celebrity, telling WFAN’s Boomer & Carton “It’s unbelievable. I don’t really have words right now to explain it.”

The sensation has spawned countless Lin-isms: “Lincredible.” “Lin your face!” “Va-LIN-tine’s Day.”

We noticed all the folks at his games wearing Lin masks and got to wondering: Is he the new sports heartthrob?

Tell us below what it is you like – or don’t like – about his look and sex appeal. Take our poll, and sound off in our comments section. Tune in later to see if we use your comment on air!

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