VIDEO Linsanity dismisses Kimsanity

Beyonce and Jay-Z sit courtside to watch Jeremy Lin

How hot is New York Knickerbocker Jeremy Lin right now? He’s the only star who could drag Beyonce and Jay-Z away from baby Blue Ivy on a bonafide NYC date as evidenced in the above photo from last night.

That’s pretty freaking awesome but one of the unfortunate side-effects of becoming an explosively famous baller is that you’re gonna be linked to Kim Kardashian. There’s just no way around it, and Lin is no exception while he’s been surprisingly exceptional on the court.

Everyone wants a piece of Linsanity and the kid from Harvard, who went all Linderella as he transformed seemingly overnight from a D-leaguer to a Sportscenter darling, sat down with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to discuss the surreal nature of his quick rise to Madison Square Garden fame.

During the interview Lin address rumors of him being an item with the recently divorced Kardashian sister when Nichols asked, “What’s the weirdest paparazzi moment you’ve had?”

“Stuff about me dating Kim Kardashian, I mean, I have no idea where that came from and all these other rumors.”

Nichols followed up with, “You don’t think you’re the Kim Kardashian type?” Lin answered right back, “Ummm, no, (laughing) I don’t think I’m that type.”

A while back you’re sleeping on a couch at your bro’s and now Bue Ivy’s mom and pop step out to catch your game and you unceremoniously dismiss Kim Kardashian while laughing. Yeah, I like me some Lin too and just to prove it I’m probably gonna do the only internet post in history about Kim K. that doesn’t include a photo of her!

Photo: Brian Prahl / Splash News