Basketball's Tebow? Jeremy Lin a Rising NBA Phenom

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New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has become a household name in less than a week.

He recently helped his team beat the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 38 points.

"He is huge back in Taiwan. People are crazy about him right now," World Journal reporter Joseph Liao said. "He's headline news and people are crazy about him. From radio stations to TV and newspapers, he's huge."

But before the "Linsanity," Jeremy Lin was an undrafted player out of Harvard, struggling for a chance to get into the NBA.

He said it's his relation with God that he focuses on whenever times get tough.

"Basically, [I] try to trust in God and have faith in whatever circumstances that I am going through," Lin said. "And be able to try to grow as a person and learn, and become tougher."

Teammate Tyson Chandler described Lin as a "solid guy."

"His mentality hasn't changed. He's the same guy that was fighting for a one-day contract," he said.

Some sports fans have compared Lin to NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who is now known around the nation not only for his athletic skills, but his faith in God.

Tebow also had a rough start in the professional league, but had millions tuning in this past NFL season for for his miraculous comebacks now known as "Tebow Time."

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