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NBA sneaking Lin into All-Star festivities?

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08:09 AM ET 02.16 | There is likely nothing in the NBA handbook about a breakout star making this kind of impact in such a short time, which begs a question. How can you have an All-Star Weekend without the biggest story of the NBA season? That is a question the league is asking and it looks as if Jeremy Lin will make it to Orlando next weekend. According to a source, the NBA is hoping to add Lin to its All-Star lineup by having him participate in the Haier Shooting Stars competition during All-Star Saturday night. The competition features one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and one TNT on-air talent and legend on each team. Lin would be the obvious choice, especially since he has become an overnight sensation.

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February 16, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Why? If its not the skills challenge then he shouldn't be in the spotlight....

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February 16, 2012  08:43 AM ET

D-Will ain't the only one tired of this story! 3 T & R articles about him and a 4th that mentions him... E-FRIGGIN-NUFF...

February 16, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Enjoy Your Ride, Bro.

February 16, 2012  08:53 AM ET

J-Lin's linsanity continues....

February 16, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Aint nothing wrong with that... next year he'll get voted into it which means the reigning MVP may not make it. Melo will be a lock and so will be yours hatingly Lebron. Howard starts at center and Amare will get more votes than Bosh because of his manhood... so bye bye Wade and Bosh. And Rondo will get the node over D-Rose... hahaha... I love the LinEffect.

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February 16, 2012  08:55 AM ET

It getting a bit ridiculous right about now....45 turnovers in 6 games ......that's all star worthy for sure....ha...

February 16, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Lin or Lose it's his one shot of Fame, Good for Lim!!!

February 16, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Milking it.

February 16, 2012  08:59 AM ET

3 Lin Threads???? Linsanity has permeated FN....

February 16, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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It getting a bit ridiculous right about now....45 turnovers in 6 games ......that's all star worthy for sure....ha...

No one ever said he was skilled! His Job is to Just Lin Baby!!!

February 16, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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Aint nothing wrong with that... next year he'll get voted into it which means the reigning MVP may not make it. Melo will be a lock and so will be yours hatingly Lebron. Howard starts at center and Amare will get more votes than Bosh because of his manhood... so bye bye Wade and Bosh. And Rondo will get the node over D-Rose... hahaha... I love the LinEffect.

If anybody is going top get a pathalogical swelling or enlargement it will be you lost.

February 16, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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If anybody is going top get a pathalogical swelling or enlargement it will be you lost.

Whatever gets Knicks to Lin....

February 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Sounds like Floyd was right..I mean, I'm a NYK fan so its always cool to see more blue & orange at the All Star festivites but a shooting star appearance already? Only 7 games into your career? Im sure that Asian appeal DOES have something to do with it...sometimes you have to look past the messenger and just receive the message

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February 16, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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It getting a bit ridiculous right about now....45 turnovers in 6 games ......that's all star worthy for sure....ha...

I'm happy as hell for both Lin and the Knicks.. but adding him to the All Star games in any fashion because he's had 7 good games kind of makes a mockery of the term "All Star" and what it used to stand for

But then once we started letting the fans decide the whole concept became a ridiculous popularity contest anyway so I guess it's jus tthe natural order of things going forward.

 
February 16, 2012  09:27 AM ET

Rumor has it they are trying to add him to the shaq vs chuck revamped rookie vs sophmore game. Eventhough the roster they will be drafting from tonight is set they want to add a pick a piece extra for players not on the original list i.e. Lin. Personally I want to see it happen!

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