Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow: How Their Stories Differ

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Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow: How Their Stories Differ
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Praise the Lord! Jeremy Lin AND Tim Tebow in the Big Apple?!

Jeremy Lin came in as a reserve against the New Jersey Nets on February 4th, scored 25 points in a New York Knicks win, became a starter in the very next game, and voila! Linsanity was born.  

But with the trade that shipped Tim Tebow to the New York Jets, the Big Apple will play host to both Linsanity and Tebowmania.  

Is New York City big enough to handle both at the same time?

Of course!

Many have compared Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow—two pop culture crossovers.  

Both players are religious and apparently, they have even become friends.  Both are nice guys and have gained supporters across the nation.

Both have also taken heavy criticism—some warranted, some not so much.  Both have experienced success as starters.

However, the key to viewing both Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow lies in seeing what makes them different.  

The following slides will examine key differences the two New York icons have. 

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