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Jeremy Lin fined by China over ‘inappropriate’ COVID remarks

  • Taiwanese American basketball player Jeremy Lin was fined by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) for making “inappropriate remarks” about quarantine facilities.

  • Lin, who plays for the Guangzhou Loong Lions, was fined 10,000 yuan (approximately $1,424) for comments that “caused adverse effects on the league and the competition area,” according to the CBA

  • While the CBA did not disclose any additional information, the former NBA star allegedly posted a video complaining about quarantine workout facilities.

  • China is currently facing a wave of protests from citizens frustrated with its zero-COVID policy related restrictions.

  • Before taking his talents overseas, Lin played on eight teams in the NBA across nine seasons, including the New York Knicks, where his high level of play spurred the “Linsanity” movement, which empowered an entire generation of Asian Americans.

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Taiwanese American basketball player Jeremy Lin was fined by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) for making “inappropriate remarks” about quarantine facilities.  

Lin, who plays for the Guangzhou Loong Lions, was fined 10,000 yuan (approximately $1,424) for comments that the CBA claimed “caused adverse effects on the league and the competition area.”

While the CBA did not disclose any additional information regarding the nature of these remarks, the former NBA star allegedly complained about quarantine workout facilities in Zhuji, a city south of Shanghai, in a video that was quickly deleted, according to Shanghai news outlet The Paper.

China is currently facing a wave of protests from citizens frustrated with its zero-COVID policy-related restrictions. 

Before taking his talents overseas, Lin played on eight teams in the NBA across nine seasons, including the New York Knicks, where his high level of play spurred the “Linsanity” movement, which served as a point of empowerment for an entire generation of Asian Americans.

 

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