Basketball Star Lin's Pastor Warns of NBA Temptations

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Rising basketball star Jeremy Lin led the New York Knicks to another victory Sunday, ending the Dallas Mavericks' six-game winning streak with a 104-97 victory.

Lin scored a total of 28 points for the Knicks.

His pastor, the Rev. Stephen Chen of the Chinese Church in Christ of Mountain View, California, recently talked about the pro basketball player's faith, assuring that it is genuine.

He told the New York Post that Lin was worried that temptation would be a byproduct of "Linsanity."

"It would be foolish to say that I'm not concerned with the temptations that are out there," Chen told The Post. "The scripture talks about the devil lying in wait like a lion waiting to devour. All Christians would be foolish to underestimate the devil."

"I did remind him of the gospel and for him to continue to set his vision upon Christ," Chen said of the conversation he had just a few days ago with Lin.

Chen said Lin loves the gospel and understands that the most important thing is to honor God.

He said Lin is even considering working in ministry after his playing days are over.

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