What kind of contract will free agent-to-be Jeremy Lin receive in off-season?

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Even though the Knicks lost to the Nets last night and he was abused on the defensive end by Deron Williams, “Linsanity” is still sweeping the sports world.  Jeremy Lin‘s rise from the NBA D-League to sparking a turnaround of the New York Knicks has certainly been beyond impressive.

Here is something to think about though; Lin is a restricted free agent after this season.  While his epic run only covers a ten-game span, you can bet that the Harvard alum will be cashing in on his new-found fame and success.

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Signed Jeremy Lin jersey brings $42,000 in auction

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Last week Jeremy Lin partnered with the Garden of Dreams Foundation to put a game-worn signed jersey on the online auction block at Charitybuzz.com, along with a chance to meet him at tomorrow’s game (2/22) against the Hawks, including four VIP tickets. The jersey is the same one Lin wore on Friday, February 10, 2012, when he scored 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Jeremy Lin Podcast: Dorf of Sports

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On this edition of Dorf On Sports, Fred  and Andy f talk about Jeremy Lin, the newest star in the NBA and for the New York Knicks. This is truly the best sports story I have ever seen. He has had an impact not only on his team but the entire NBA. We also talk about how weak the Pac-12 is in basketball.

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Knicks Jeremy Lin “Linsanity” inspiring interest in Harvard, Ivy League sports?

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In 1869, the first college football game ever took place between Princeton and Rutgers. For most of the early century, THE GAME referred to Harvard vs. Yale instead of Michigan vs. Ohio State. However, it’s been decades since the Ivy League has been relevant on the college gridiron, and today they’re not even in Division-I and nowhere near even the periphery of the BCS landscape.

The Ivies aren’t super relevant in college basketball either; although the Princeton Offense has a home in various high-major Division I programs, and the league champion once in a while makes a little bit of noise in the NCAA Tournament. The Ivy League doesn’t offer athletic scholarships anymore, and that is the biggest thing holding the league back from being a fixture in big time college athletics today.

Harvard alum and New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is starting to change that. Will it last?

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Chinese celebrating Knicks’ Jeremy Lin as their own; spiting Taiwan

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Who knew the underdog story of a star basketball player in America would parallel political strife in the Far East? And that he would become yet another point of disagreement between a world power and a fledgling separatist state?

Jeremy Lin is the feel good story for the NBA and America at large. The underdog story of a Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate who had no D-1 offers and went undrafted is dominating sports media right now.

Lin had 38 points versus Kobe Bryant and the New York Knicks. The legend grew. Then he hit a buzzer-beating, game winning three-pointer versus the Toronto Raptors last night. With Tuesday’s 90-87 win over Toronto, the Knicks are now 7-0 in the Lin era. In just a week and change, the Knicks have gone from coach-on-the-seat to playoff position.

His exploits have caught world media attention, and made him a huge star in Taiwan, an obscure island state (recognized as a nation by just 23 countries, considered part of China by the rest) with a population of 23 million. The Taiwanese are currently celebrating Lin as one of their own countrymen.

However the Chinese have sovereignty of Taiwan, and therefore the Chinese believe Lin is one of theirs.

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Taiwan embracing NY Knicks Jeremy Lin as one of their own

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Jeremy Lin is the feel good story for the NBA and America at large. The underdog story of a Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate who had no D-1 offers and went undrafted is dominating sports media right now.

Lin had 38 points versus Kobe Bryant and the New York Knicks. The legend grew. Then he hit a buzzer-beating, game winning three-pointer versus the Toronto Raptors last night. With Tuesday’s 90-87 win over Toronto, the Knicks are now 7-0 in the Lin era. In just a week and change, the Knicks have gone from coach-on-the-seat to playoff position.

His exploits have caught world media attention, and made him a huge star in Taiwan, an obscure island state (recognized as a nation by just 23 countries, considered part of China by the rest) with a population of 23 million.

From the AP:

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