Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Lin nominated for 'Breakthrough Athlete'
By Jared Zwerling
On Wednesday, Jeremy Lin was nominated for an ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. His four competitors for the award are Anthony Davis (NBA draft prospect), Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins), Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots) and Alex Morgan (U.S. women's soccer).
Previously this year, Lin was named to the Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. Last week, he was recognized as NBA TV's first Social Breakout Player of the Year, based on his increase in popularity with fans on Twitter and Facebook this past season.