Jeremy Lin Considered Playing in Asia 5 Years Ago, Would Be ‘Greatest Dream’ to Play With Brother

After becoming the first Asian American NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors last month, Jeremy Lin could be joining his brother playing in Asia some time in the future.

Lin, currently a free agent, described the idea as his “greatest dream” on Wednesday during his annual visit to Taiwan.


Speaking to reporters in Taipei, Lin revealed that he has been thinking of playing in Asia for years — especially because fans have been asking for it, according to Taiwan News.

“About five years ago, I began to consider whether I should play basketball in Asia because every year when I visit the region, I see so many fans, and they make me want to play a few seasons in the region.”

The 30-year-old said that he would like to do it when the opportunity comes and as long as he is fit. Additionally, he shared that playing with his brother is his “greatest dream.”

“I would consider it,” Lin said. “And of course, my greatest dream is to play on the same team with my younger brother.”

Lin’s brother, Joseph, currently plays guard for the Fubon Braves in Taiwan’s Super Basketball League.

In May, just a month before the Raptors made history, Joseph helped the team win its first ever league title.

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Lin has not announced his next plans since leaving the Raptors last season. However, he pointed out that he will not be joining the Asian league in the immediate future.

Interestingly, the basketball star has been linked with a return to the Charlotte Hornets. According to Sports Illustrated’s Fansided, his comeback would be a good fit for various reasons, including his major contribution to the team in the 2015-16 season.

Wherever he may be heading, Lin wants to make sure that he stays happy. So far, he has joined eight teams in the NBA.

“You know, sometimes when you join this team or that team, to play under certain conditions, such as under a particular coach, you may find that you’re not very happy in that environment,” he said. “I want to avoid that.”

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