By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Jul 12, 2012 10:47 AM EDT
New York Knicks Point Guard Jeremy Lin won the Breakthrough Athlete of the Year at the 2012 ESPYs on Wednesday. Lin beat Anthony Davis, Robert Griffin III, Rob Gronkowski and Alex Morgan for the honor. Actress Jessica Biel and Time Tebow, the quarterback for the New York Jets presented Lin his award.
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The second-year point guard who stepped in midway through the season became popular with basketball fans when he helped the New York Knicks win seven straight wins. Lin finished the season averaging 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 until his knee injury.
Lin beat Anthony Davis, who is a power forward and center for the New Orleans Hornet. Davis' unibrow is so famous, it's been trademarked according to CNBC. The number one NBA draft pick trademarked the catchphrases "Fear the Brow" and "Raise the Brow" last month. "I don't want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it," Davis told CNBC exclusively. "Me and my family decided to trademark it because it's very unique."
Robert Griffin III nick is a quarterback for the NFL's Washington Redskins and won the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
Alex Morgan is a soccer player for the Seattle Sounders Women and member of the US Women's National Team.
Rob Gronkowski is a tight end for the NFL's New England Patriots. He serves as a right hand to Tom Brady and was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
The ESPYS -- an acronym for "Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly" -- are presented by ESPN to recognize the best athletes of the past year. The winners of the 2012 ESPYS were dictated by fans' votes for sports in 33 categories.
Jeremy Lin has reportedly signed a four-year offer sheet worth $28.8 million with the Houston Rockets. As a restricted free agent, the Knicks have the right to match any offer for Lin.
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