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The NBA had never seen anything quite like Jeremy Lin. Several big games and some buzzer-beating heroics for the Knicks made “Linsanity” a name brand in 2012. Three years and two teams later, Lin is squabbling with Kobe and hoping against hope on the Lakers bench. Pablo Torre reports for ESPN.

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