Jeremy Lin Reveals He’s Been Holed Up in the Gym Over Coronavirus Outbreak
As China continues to wage its war against the COVID-19, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) newcomer Jeremy Lin has found himself contained in the gym for self-improvement.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the former NBA star updated fans of his whereabouts amid the outbreak, which has killed more than 2,700 people so far.
“Belief in yourself is infinitely more important than the belief from others,” Lin wrote. “As I’m in limbo waiting to see what happens with the coronavirus containment and CBA season, I’ve been camped out in the gym.”
The CBA postponed its current season for an indefinite period in response to the outbreak. Lin, who is currently signed with the Beijing Ducks, stressed the importance of making the most of his “hibernation” time.
“The uncertainty is different but the time is still valuable. Being fully healthy during this hibernation time has allowed me to rebuild and refocus my game and my mind,” Lin continued.
“No lights, no glamour, no spectators. Just weights, skill work, and mental training. People only talk about the breakthrough, but each day and each step is equally valuable.”
Interestingly, Lin compared his current situation with the 2011 NBA lockout, the fourth in history which barred teams from trading, signing or contacting players.
Before the lockout, Lin was with the Reno Bighorns, and “Linsanity” was yet to take over the NBA world.
Lin’s update, which shows him hard at work in the gym, has received more than 85,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
“People don’t realize success is not about a moment but the overall grind,” Daniel Wu commented. “Keep grinding bro!”
Vanness Wu chimed in, “Now that’s the expression of determination.”
Others wished for his return to the NBA.
In an earlier post, Lin addressed the racism toward Chinese people that has come as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“I’m saddened by the racist comments regarding the virus in China. There are real people suffering and real heroes working around the clock in service to others – please don’t let your fear or ignorance rob you of seeing that. This world needs more compassion and empathy.”
Feature Images via @jlin7
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