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(Associated Press) In this photo taken March 9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota Timberwolves' forward Anthony Tolliver displays his Active Faith wristband, a product his company launched this year. From Tim Tebow to Jeremy Lin, faith in sports has become a hot-button issue.

NBA players band together on Christian apparel

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By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- As Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin have risen to prominence in the NFL and NBA, the touchstones of professional sports and religion have converged perhaps as never before.

Tebow, the New York Jets quarterback known for doing missionary work in the offseason, and Lin, the point guard who came out of nowhere to galvanize the New York Knicks, have been outspoken about the role faith has played in their athletic careers.

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