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Jeremy Lin vs. Yao Ming: The Breakdown

NBA executives are beaming these days with the Tim Tebow-like mania for the Knicks' Jeremy Lin, a Harvard grad whose family comes from Taiwan.

Not only is Lin getting hysteria in the States, but he is reawakening visions of opening the lucrative Chinese and Asian market back to the NBA, dreams which had faltered with the retirement of the Rockets' Yao Ming.

Lin vs. Yao: Who wins? Obviously they play two very different positions, but there are comparables.

And we're the ones to rate them, as our chart shows.

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