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"How many game winners has he hit like that?" Lin asked, referencing Bryant. "I'm obviously rooting for him to hit that shot. I thought it was a good look. It was a very, very hittable shot. That's just a matter of time before he starts hitting those game winners." Then Lin added, "I like game winners too. I would love to shoot some. But I get it. That guy is kind of the king of game winners. He's going to hit that shot. He'll figure it out. That's why he is who he is." ESPN.com

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First, Walmart lists the doll as being “Anthony Carmelo.” And second, the doll isn’t Carmelo Anthony at all. It’s Jeremy Lin, who last played for the Knicks in 2012. The doll goes for $13.88, a far cry from the $22.5 million the real Melo will make this year for a team that’s currently 5-21. The Knicks Blog

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The Rockets played a video tribute to Lin on their much-prized giant scoreboard in the middle of the first quarter Wednesday night, finally recognizing the impact he had on their team. Earlier, James Harden went out of his way to call Lin "a warrior." The notion that there was some big conflict between Harden and Lin was long overblown, but the Rockets star acknowledging that Lin faces near constant criticism nevertheless means something. The fans in Toyota Center cheering loud for Lin means even more. The Lin Only Haters always stood out as an angry, vocal minority populated by plenty of bigots, but their actual numbers have never come close to matching their message board bite. CultureMap

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But only two games into an already trying Lakers’ season, Lin has encountered a new challenge. How to play with Kobe Bryant. “He’s used having to look over his shoulder all the time and playing with players who like controlling the ball a lot,” said Bryant, referring to New York’s Carmelo Anthony and Houston’s James Harden. “I told him, ‘That’s a big urban legend of me. I want to score. That means coming off of picks, catching and shooting. You handle the ball and you run the show.’” Los Angeles Daily News

“I have to do what I have to do sometimes if things aren’t working,” Bryant said. “I have to manufacture (scoring). But I’d much rather have him run the show. That’s what he’s good at doing. He’s good at getting into the lane and running it for other people. It’s a matter of him pulling the bull by the horns.” Los Angeles Daily News

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