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Jeremy Lin Raises $42,388 For Signed Jersey He Wore In Win Against Lakers

Jeremy Lin Donates

First Posted: 02/14/2012 3:51 pm Updated: 02/21/2012 6:18 pm

UPDATE: Bidding for Jeremy Lin's autographed jersey, a four pack of tickets, and a meet-and-greet with the athlete came to a close Tuesday. The winner donated $42,388, with all net proceeds benefitting the Garden of Dreams Foundation.

A few months ago, Knicks player Jeremy Lin didn't have a bed or a team to play for. Now, fans are paying thousands for the clothes off his back.

According to Charitybuzz, the NBA star is auctioning off the autographed jersey he beat Kobe Bryant in during the Knicks' 92-85 win over the Lakers on Feb. 10. He set a Knicks season record scoring 38 points in one game.

The winner of the auction will also get four tickets to the Feb. 22 game against the Atlanta Hawks, and will meet with Lin after the game.

All proceeds will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which works to give opportunities to underprivileged youth in the New York area through partnerships with the Rangers, Knicks and Liberty.

And while Lin might be a new household name, already the 23-year-old basketball star has made his mark in giving. Earlier this month, he donated another four tickets to the Feb. 15 game benefitting the same charity.

The current bid for Lin's jersey, tickets, and meet-and-greet is $6,500. Want to take a shot for the win? Click here to see the bidding page.

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