Classic Photos of Jeremy Lin

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Former Knick Jeremy Lin returns to Madison Square Garden on Dec. 17 as a member of the Rockets, with whom he signed last offseason after New York famously declined to match Houston's three-year, $25.1 million offer. Here's a look at Lin's rise from undrafted, twice-waived Harvard point guard to global phenomenon.

Born to Shirley and Gie-Ming Lin on Aug. 23, 1988, Jeremy Lin (center) grew up around basketball, learning the game from his father at a local YMCA in Palo Alto, Calif.

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