Jeremy Lin led the Beijing Ducks to a smooth victory over the Tianjin Pioneers (103-81) in his Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) debut on Sunday night.
The 31-year-old, who was also named the game’s MVP, scored the highest with 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds in his 35 minutes of play, which also earned him a bloody knee.
After nine seasons in the NBA, Jeremy Lin is officially leaving to join the Chinese Basketball Association after signing with the Beijing Ducks.
In July, Lin had expressed his doubts at a church in Taiwan about his future in the NBA after remaining a free agent, saying he had hit “rock bottom” and that the “NBA has kind of given up on me.”
NBA free agent Jeremy Lin has reportedly received an offer to play for a team in China’s premier basketball league.
The Beijing Shougang Ducks, one of the most popular teams in the Chinese Basketball Association, reportedly offered the former Raptors guard a salary of $3 million per year, according to South China Morning Post.
- Former NBA player Jeremy Lin, 33, gave Filipino athlete Kai Sotto, 20, some solid advice after he went undrafted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday.
- “The biggest thing is draft night is just one snapshot in a very long film,” Lin told ESPN during the 2022 NBA Rookie Draft. “And I just hope that he continues to believe in himself, stay confident, keep working hard and just trust that, 'as long as I stay consistent, I will find a home.’"
- Sotto, who is officially listed as 7 feet and 2 inches in height, had previously worked out with several NBA teams before draft night, including the New York Knicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and the Chicago Bulls, the latter of which had reportedly expressed interest in the Filipino rookie.
- The Las Piñas native still has a shot at receiving an invite for the 2022 NBA Summer League, where he could get either a training camp deal or a two-way contract if he performs well. This year’s Summer League will begin on July 7.
Former NBA player Jeremy Lin gave Kai Sotto and other up-and-coming athletes some solid advice after they went undrafted last week.
Speaking to ESPN on Thursday, Lin, 33, said he is rooting for the 20-year-old Filipino athlete after spending some time with him during NBA’s G League Ignite.
’38 at the Garden’: Jeremy Lin says he cried, was ‘blown away’ after watching new doc on ‘Linsanity’
Basketball superstar Jeremy Lin was moved to tears while watching “38 at the Garden,” a documentary highlighting the “Linsanity” phenomenon that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday.
Directed by Frank Chi, “38 at the Garden” revisits Lin’s cultural impact after he kicked off the “Linsanity” phenomenon. During the 2011-2012 NBA season, the former Taiwanese American athlete turned the New York Knicks’ score around during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden, scoring a total of 38 points.
Enes Kanter Freedom criticized for saying Jeremy Lin is ‘disgusting’ for ‘turning his back’ on Taiwan
Several Twitter users immediately took Enes Kanter Freedom to task after the Boston Celtics center seemingly referred to Jeremy Lin as Taiwanese instead of American.
“How disgusting of you”: Freedom, 29, took to Twitter on Sunday to call out Lin, 33, for playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and not standing with Taiwan.
UNICEF USA appointed former NBA star Jeremy Lin as its newest ambassador on Friday.
Why this matters: Lin, who currently plays for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), will focus on youth mental health in his new role. His appointment came ahead of World Mental Health Day on Sunday.
NBA champ Jeremy Lin has been discharged from a Shanghai hospital after testing negative for COVID-19.
30 days in bed: Lin, 33, is currently signed with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks. He returned to China in early August and contracted COVID-19 while in quarantine.
Jeremy Lin says he underwent hours of therapy, in addition to intensive physical training, to prepare for his NBA comeback.
Jeremy Lin was reported to have been “finalizing” a deal with the Golden State Warriors’ G League team in the 2020-2021 season, but the NBA free-agent guard dismissed rumors circulating on Twitter.
The 32-year-old led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese Basketball Association’s semifinals and has been playing scrimmages with the G League’s new developmental team, according to ESPN.
After one season in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Jeremy Lin is seeking a return to the NBA.
In an emotional video on Tuesday, Lin announced his decision to leave the Beijing Ducks, which managed to reach the semi-finals but lost to the Guangdong Southern Tigers.