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'Linsanity' update: All-Star appearance, new Nike shoe for Jeremy Lin

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin will attend the NBA All-Stars Slam Dunk contest. Nike reportedly plans to create a new sneaker for Jeremy Lin.

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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin drives into Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas during the third quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York's Madison Square Garden, February 15.

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Good things continue to happen for Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks.

In case you missed Wednesday night's NBA scores, the Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings, 100-85, thanks in part to 13 assists by Lin. The Knicks have now seven games in a row, dating back to Lin's entrance into the lineup on Feb. 5.

Thursday, reports started surfacing that Lin has been invited to the Slam Dunk Contest during the NBA's All-Star weekend (Feb. 24-26) in Orlando. Lin has been asked to 'assist' several of the participants, much like Baron Davis's role for 2011 Slam Dunk champion Blake Griffin.

You might remember that Davis lobbed a basketball coming out of an automobile that Griffin soared over to capture the Slam Dunk title.

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