Report: All-Star Shooting Competition Could Get Dose Of Lin; Shumpert In Dunk Contest

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – From New York to Asia, “Linsanity” is taking over.

Next target: Orlando?

If the NBA gets its way, Knicks guard Jeremy Lin would be an active participant in next weekend’s All-Star festivities, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

According to the Daily News, Lin would be added to the Haier Shooting Stars competition on Feb. 25.

Each trio in the shootout includes one current NBA star, one current WNBA player and one on-air talent and legend from TNT.

Also on Thursday, the NBA announced their All-Star slam dunk roster, which will include the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert. According to, Lin will be “assisting” Shumpert in the competition.

Lin, who has come out of nowhere to take the Tri-State area by storm, wasn’t selected to participate in the Rising Stars exhibition between the league’s top rookies and sophomores.

Do you think Lin deserves to participate in more than Haier Shooting Stars? Sound off below…

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