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Jeremy Lin added to rookies-sophomores game pool

Posted on: February 16, 2012 7:36 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2012 8:58 pm

By Matt Moore 

The NBA annnounced Thursday night that it has added New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin to the "Rising Stars" competition which took the place of the Rookies-Sophomores game this year during NBA All-Star Weekend. Due to overwhelming fan support, and the fact that more peope know about Lin than about half of the rest of the competitors, Lin was added to the pool. Later Thursday, Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley selected their teams. Shaquille O'Neal selected Lin second, third overall during the process. 

Miami Heat rookie point guard Norris Cole, another notable omission, was also added to the player pool. 

It comes as no surprise as the NBA has tried every imaginable way to figure out how to include Lin this weekend. David Stern had said earlier Thursday that he would not allow Lin into the game as to not interfere with the current setup but popular sentiment won out.

Turns out even David Stern is powerless against Linsanity.

The draft for each team was held on NBATV with Blake Griffin going No. 1 to Shaq's team. Charles Barkley selected Kyrie Irving second overall. Shaq took Jeremy Lin in the third round. John Wall wasn't taken until the 11th pick. Here are how the two teams shake out:

Team Shaq: Blake Griffin, Jeremy Lin, Ricky Rubio, Markieff Morris, Greg Monroe, Landry Fields, Norris Cole, Kemba Walker, Brandon Knight and Tristan Thompson.

Team Chuck: Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Derrick Williams, MarShon Brooks, John Wall, Tiago Splittler, Evan Turner and Kawhi Leonard.

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:14 pm

Jeremy Lin added to rookies-sophomores game pool

Hell-just add hime to the regualer All-Star team!!!!!!!!!

Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:11 pm

Jeremy Lin added to rookies-sophomores game pool

He hasnt even started 10 games! This just shows the NBA is grasping at straws, they will do ANYTHING to get people to watch/come to the All-star festivities 

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 7:58 pm

Jeremy Lin added to rookies-sophomores game pool

Well, at least Stern is powerless against something! LMAO Cool

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