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Jeremy Lin gets inspiration from Tim Tebow

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lshoots baskets before start an NBA basketball game against WashingtWizards Wednesday Feb. 8 2012

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin shoots baskets before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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JEREMY LIN | By the numbers

0 — Not drafted
1 — Three-pointers made of 11
2 — NBA starts, both for Knicks
3 — 20+-point games in a row
4 — Years played at Harvard
4.2 — H.S. grade point average
9 — Season points average
17 — Uniform number
19.5 — February points average
23 — Age, born Aug. 23, 1988
28 — Most points in a game
29 — Games with Golden State
42 — Ivy Leaguers to play in NBA
45 — Most minutes in a game
52.9 — Shooting percentage
200 — His weight in pounds
74,270 — Twitter followers
$762,195 — Season salary

Updated: February 10, 2012 11:38AM

Add Jeremy Lin, the emerging New York Knicks star, to those who say Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is an inspiration

Lin, 23, who has led the Knicks to three consecutive victories and faces the Los Angeles Lakers today, told 95.7 The Game in San Francisco:

“The things he says in interviews, his approach to the game is just unbelievable and I respect him so much. I want to be able to do some of the things that he does in terms of the amount of charity work and the non-profit work, and the way he impacts people off the field. I think that is what is most inspiring.”

Lin is having an impact, too. MSG Network says its ratings were up 36 percent over the season average for the last two games, when Lin became an NBA starter for the first time. He also has supporters around the league. Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash wrote on Twitter: “If you love sports you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing. Getting an opportunity and exploding!!”

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