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Jeremy Lin and 6 other surprise sports sensations
The Harvard-educated star of the 2012 NBA season is hardly the first great talent to fly under the sporting world's radar
 
Jeremy Lin and 7 other surprising sports sensations REUTERS/Mike Segar

If you haven't been swept up in the bad-pun-inspiringsurprise success of Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, here are the basics: The 6'3" Harvard grad entered the NBA undrafted, was cut from two teams, and was sleeping on the couch of teammate Landry Fields until his record-smashing breakout run saw him leading his team to 7 straight wins. Here, 6 other athletes who came out of nowhere to thrill the sports world.

 

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