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  • New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin shoots during their NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden in New York Feb. 20, 2012.
    (Photo: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)
    New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin shoots during their NBA basketball game against the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden in New York Feb. 20, 2012.
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
February 28, 2012|11:59 am

An eBay user known as tieyourshoe7 claims to have an old pair of Jeremy Lin's boxer briefs from his days at Harvard University, and is offering buyers to "Buy It Now" for $10,000.

"My brothers friend went to Harvard and was in the same dorm, got his boxers from the dryer on accident. Got them from him for $100 because he's stupid. Buy now and these could be worth alot in the future," tieyourshoe7 states in the item listing.

In the bizarre listing, the user also insists that the used drawers are in an "Acceptable" condition before providing a detailed description of what is allegedly the NBA point guard's boxers.

"An item with obvious and significant wear but is still operational. May have tears or holes in VHS/DVD box. The video game instructions and box may not be included. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections," the description states.

Reportedly located in Essex, Vt., the briefs, which start at $1,000, have not yet attracted any bidders though they have attracted widespread criticisms.

"This is getting out of hand RT @BleacherReport Jeremy Lin's underwear is for sale on ebay for $1,000 http://tinyurl.com/78jygmp," Mike DiMeo tweeted.

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"k, i'm all 4 #jeremylin, but seriously?! ew! RT @BleacherReport: Jeremy Lin's underwear for sale on ebay: $1,000," Danny Bernardo tweeted.

The news follows a recent controversy surrounding American company, Ben & Jerry's, which makes the famous Ben & Jerry's ice-cream after it's Linsanity flavored treats were deemed racist by critics.

"On behalf of Ben & Jerry's Boston Scoop Shops, we offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Linsanity flavor that we offered at our Harvard Square location," a company spokesman posted on the @benandjerrys Twitter page.

"We are proud and honored to have Jeremy Lin hail from one of our fine, local universities, and we are huge sports fans. We were swept up in the nationwide Linsanity momentum," the post added.

The controversial vanilla frozen yogurt originally featured lychee honey swirls and fortune-cookie pieces, but was immediately pulled following a series of customer complaints who argued that the treat perpetuated Asian-American stereotypes, according to Mail Online.

Lin adoration, dubbed "Linsanity" by Knicks fans, quickly became a global phenomenon after joining the New York Knicks and helping the team win its seventh game straight following a series of losses.

The eBay auction ends on Feb 29 and can be viewed here:

 

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