Jeremy Lin Added To Rookie-Sophomore Game 2012, Joins Blake Griffin & Ricky Rubio On Team Shaq

When the original rosters were released, Jeremy Lin was not included because he hadn't really played all that much. He'd had about two or three marquee performances and hadn't quite yet taken the league by storm. He was a curiosity.

Yet somehow, the league found a way for Kenny the Jet Smith, Commissioner of this BBVA Rising Stars contest, to add in two wild-card spots; one for the rookies, one for the sophomores. Amazingly, they found room to put Linsanity into the game. What a shocker!

Lin was the third pick overall, going over to Team Shaq, as Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley were picking the teams for this game. And he's on a team full of exciting young players.

Here is the roster for Team Shaq.

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves

Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons

Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns

Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats

Norris Cole, Miami Heat

Landry Fields, New York Knicks

Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers

Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons

Here's the roster for Team Charles.

DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings

John Wall, Washington Wizards

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers

Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves

Paul George, Indiana Pacers

Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers

Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz

Marshon Brooks, New Jersey Nets

To discuss Linsanity with Knicks fans, head on over to Posting and Toasting.

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