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Monday, June 18, 2012
Lin wins 'Social Breakout Player of the Year'

By Jared Zwerling



On Monday, NBA TV named Jeremy Lin its first-ever "Social Breakout Player of the Year," based on his increase in popularity with fans on Twitter and Facebook this past season.

During roughly the first week of Linsanity, from Feb. 4 to 9, when he became the first NBA player to record at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first five starts, Lin:
The inaugural Social Media Awards airs this Wednesday on NBA TV at 9 p.m. ET.

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