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Babe Lincoln

Feb. 16, 2009
Feb. 16, 2009

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Feb. 16, 2009

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Babe Lincoln

THE NBA All-Star break happens to fall on the same weekend as the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, a particularly special time for Bonnie Lincoln. The 23-year-old Nets dancer is a direct descendent of Honest Abe, 13 generations removed, and her family has a piece of his famed log cabin to prove it. "My great-grandfather worked on the restoration of the cabin," says Bonnie, who also works in a law office. Any chance her dancing skills are hereditary? "From what I've learned about dance, years and years ago [it] was pretty important to your status," she says. "So I guess it's a possibility that Lincoln could've been light on his feet."

This is an article from the Feb. 16, 2009 issue

PHOTOBETTMAN/CORBIS (ABRAHAM LINCOLN)PHOTOMELANIE FIDLER (BONNIE LINCOLN)