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Jeremy Lin shares his faith with fans in religious meet

TAIPEI--Visiting NBA star Jeremy Lin, a devout Christian, told his Taiwanese fans personal stories of how God has influenced his life, at an evangelical gathering in New Taipei on Sunday.

Lin, who is on a nine-day visit in Taiwan, gave his testimony at the event titled "Jeremy Lin's miracle night."

One of his stories was about how God helped him make his incredible rise from the New York Knicks bench to global stardom.

Lin said his rookie year in the NBA was extremely hard and he was so depressed by his failure that he kept wondering why he was there.

But after one of his breakthrough games in February this year, Lin said, he understood "why I am here."

"Every game, I tried to play my hardest for God," the 24-year-old point guard said.

Riding the crest of Lin's popularity, the evangelical gathering attracted over 7,000 people who squeezed into the Xinzhuang Arena in New Taipei City, according to Good TV Broadcasting Corp., which organized the event.

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