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Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old New York Knicks guard, recently addressed rumors Sunday night about a potential date with reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
In an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN, Lin spoke about the rumors that surfaced last week concerning Kardashian's alleged romantic interest in the Harvard graduate who went from the NBA D-League to the Knicks starting point guard.
"Stuff about me dating Kim Kardashian, I mean, I have no idea where that came from and all these other rumors," Lin said.
The rumor began on the gossip website Media Takeout, after a source told the publication that Kardashian had developed an interest in the Knicks' guard.
"She thinks [Jeremy] is cute, and she's good friend's with [Knicks player Carmelo Anthony's wife] Lala. It's going to be a double date," the source told MTO.
Kardashian, 31, received widespread backlash for abruptly ending her 72-day marriage to New Jersey Nets star Kris Humphries in October, and although their divorce is yet to be finalized, the socialite is allegedly ready to move on and has not ruled out getting married for a third time.
Lin said the Kardashian rumors were among the strangest that he has heard so far. When asked if he was the type of guy Kardashian would be interested in, Lin responded: "No I don't think I'm that type."
Before Lin denied the rumors concerning he and Kardashian, some of his fans seemed upset to hear that there was a possibility for love between the Knicks' guard and reality show star.
"I hope Jeremy Lin knows what he's doing," one reader wrote. "This will definitely ruin his reputation. I hope (he) doesn't get involved with this chick."
However Jill Fritzo, Kardashian's representative, also denied the claims that she was interested in Lin.
"Absolutely 100% NOT true," Fritzo told amNewYork. "Someone made that story up!"