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Jeremy Lin on rumors he’s dating Kim Kardashian: ‘I don’t think I’m her type’

Feb 20, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

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It’s become a traditional rite of passage for any professional sports star who has just entered the media spotlight: Before you do anything, you must deny rumors that you’re dating a Kardashian. Jeremy Lin went on the record this morning in an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN, which was shown on ABC’s Good Morning America.

In it, the single, 23-year old Harvard graduate turned overnight NBA sensation shot down rumors he’s dating reality TV star Kim Kardashian who recently divorced Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets.

“Stuff about me dating Kim Kardashian, I mean, I have no idea where that came from and all these other rumors,” said Lin when asked about the most ridiculous aspects of his stardom. When asked by Nichols if he was the “Kim Kardshian type,” Lin responded by saying, “Nah, I don’t think I’m her type.”

Too bad, because I already had a power couple nickname picked out: Kardashilin.

Lin also said that his new-found stardom has taken a toll on his family, saying that his private life isn’t private anymore.

 

Meanwhile, at the sports betting site Bovada.com:

Will Jeremy Lin and Kim Kardashian go out on a date before the NBA Finals is complete?  

Yes … 5/1

  1. trbowman - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Lin to Nichols “I’m not her type, I’m yours.”

  2. rcali - Feb 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Wait a minute, what happened to her love affair with Tebow? How long before her people start the Bryce Harper rumors…baseball fame is around the corner!

  3. bbk1000 - Feb 21, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    I wouldn’t even want to use the toilet next to hers….things would surely would be jumping off her..what a scank.

  4. winkeroni - Feb 21, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I’m not convinced that Kim Kardashian isn’t a Fembot. I just wish the media would show the new King of New York some respect and at least speculate that he’s seeing Kate Upton.

  5. silverdeer - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    He graduated from Harvard, so you would think that he would be smart enough to run away from that as fast as he can. Looks like he is….

  6. chargerdillon - Feb 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    He can do better than a pornstar

  7. goforthanddie - Feb 21, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Well, he’s not rich and stupid, so…