Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  16 responses

Report: Jeremy Lin to Participate in All-Star ‘Shooting Stars’ Competition

The Shooting Stars competition is one of the least-watchable events during NBA All-Star Weekend, but … Jeremy Lin! Maybe! Reports the NY Daily News: “How can you have an All-Star Weekend without the biggest story of the NBA season? That is a question the league is asking and it looks as if Jeremy Lin will make it to Orlando next weekend. According to a source, the NBA is hoping to add Lin to its All-Star lineup by having him participate in the Haier Shooting Stars competition during All-Star Saturday night. The competition features one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and one TNT on-air talent and legend on each team. [...] Lin was not chosen to participate in the game featuring the league’s top first and second year players. However, if any player picked for the game can’t participate due to injury Lin could get the call.”

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  • underdog

    What a surprise.

  • Landry_legend

    They need to get him in as many things as possible, heck get him in the skills challenge too

  • Landry_legend

    Shumpert should be in the dunk contest too so Lin coop give him an alley oop

  • EJ

    ^Bad idea. If Lin was involved in any way, that would make Shumpert the Blake Griffin of the 2012 dunk contest.

  • tom

    Linderella continues….

  • Landry_legend

    Marc stein just reported that Lin will be helping shump in the dunk contest

  • tomtom

    I love the Lin story as much as anyone but he doesn’t desrve to be in the rising stars or the shooting stars (especially the latter). Forget who you WANT to see, there are guys who have earned this over nearly 30 games, not 8.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    @EJ: Not even Lin could make Shump into a Blake Griffin.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    … and for the first time, Shooting Stars will get higher TV ratings than the Dunk Contest.

  • Albie1kenobi

    I’m surprised they didn’t put him in the dunk contest and 3 point shooting and skills challenge too

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    This Lin thing is getting out of control. I’ve never seen a player get sooo much attention for 7 games of work. It’s a great story, he’s a good player, and I’m happy to see the Knicks making noise, but this is getting crazy! I know Kyrie Irving is like ” WHAT THE F**K!”

  • lp

    he will be in the rookie/soph game…Blake will pull out, he’s already an allstar starter….replace him with LIN…simple


    Kenny Smith is commissioner of the rookie/sophomore game…He’s entering a rule that will allow Shaq and Charles Barkley to pick someone who was overlooked for selection…If the rule gets approved, that could land Jeremy Lin in the game…And he should try to participate in the skills competition too…

  • bike

    Before every ASG event, have Lin come running out with sparklers tied to his ankles while Katy Perry’s hit song “Firework” blasts over the sound system.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    To be honest, Stern is doing this because the combined suckiness of the Pistons, Raptors, Nets, Wizards, Kings, Hornets, and Bobcats has given him no other choice.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    Lin will play in the Rising Stars in Shaq’s team with Griffin, Rubio and Kemba Walker. And he deserves it.