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Knicks Star Jeremy Lin Capture's Big Apple's Heart

Jeremy Lin was an unknown benchwarmer for the New York Knicks until a few weeks ago. But after a series of breakout performances, the Taiwanese-American, who is a Harvard grad, is the toast of the NBA. NPR's Margot Adler caught up with some Knicks fans before Wednesday night's home game to get a taste of Linsanity.
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American-Born 'Linderella' Is The Pride Of China

Basketball fans in China are rooting for Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks' star point guard, as one of their own. But Lin, whose parents are originally from Taiwan, was born and bred in the U.S. — unlike the Chinese NBA star Yao Ming, with whom he is often compared.
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Basketball Great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Diplomacy

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is perhaps one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He recently added another chapter to his storied career when he was named U.S. Cultural Ambassador by the State Department. Host Michel Martin speaks with the author and hall-of-famer.
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108 Years Since Women Last Boxed In The Olympics, They Prepare A Return

A resort in Spokane, Wash., is hosting Olympic trials for women's boxing. The last time women boxed in the Olympics, it was a "display event." But this year, it'll count.
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Women Punch Their Way Into The Summer Olympics

The first U.S. Olympic trials in women's boxing are being held this week. The International Olympic Committee approved the sport in 2009. Now, 24 of this country's best female boxers have come to Washington state with Olympic dreams and a chance to bring their sport out of the shadows.
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Looking For Lin In All The Wrong Places

Why are the so-called experts are always looking in the same places? Frank Deford wonders how many talented athletes like Jeremy Lin have been overlooked because of stereotyping.
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Pro Basketball's First Asian-American Player Looks At Lin, And Applauds

Like Jeremy Lin, Wat Misaka is an Asian-American who became an unlikely basketball star; he also played for the Knicks. But he did it in the 1940s.

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