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FILE - In this March 12, 2012, file photo, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin sits on the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. Lin is having left knee surgery and will miss six weeks, likely ending his amazing breakthrough season. The team said Saturday, March 31, 2012, the point guard had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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FILE - In this March 12, 2012, file photo, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin sits on the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. Lin is having left knee surgery and will miss six weeks, likely ending his amazing breakthrough season. The team said Saturday, March 31, 2012, the point guard had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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