Lin is a finalist for Sportsmanship Award

April, 17, 2012
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Jeremy Lin were selected by a five-member panel of former players as divisional winners for the 2011-12 NBA Sportsmanship Award.

He is among six finalists.

Lin will compete against Cleveland’s Antawn Jamison, Dallas’ Jason Kidd, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul, Miami’s Shane Battier, Minnesota’s Luke Ridnour for the award.

It's designed to honor a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court and is voted on by NBA players. The
NBA will announce the winner after the regular season.

Lin emerged as a worldwide phenomenon in early February when he came off the end of the Knicks bench to lead them to seven straight wins and save their season.

The second-year guard has a foundation in his own name that is dedicated to serving under privileged members of the community. It's aim is to provide "financial, educational and spiritual assistance and to make a lasting difference in the lives of others."

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Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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