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.
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons
Here's the roster for Team Charles.
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
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