Jeremy Lin Reveals He’s Been Holed Up in the Gym Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Jeremy Lin

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.”

 

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Belief in yourself is infinitely more important than the belief from others. 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 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. No lights, no glamour, no spectators. Just weights, skillwork and mental training. People only talk about the breakthrough, but each day and each step is equally valuable. Tbh, this stretch of time reminds me of the 2011 NBA lockout. No one expected much then (and people dont expect much now). But we all know what happened next…. #TheWaitingGame 🙏🏼⏳

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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.”

 

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Time flies and life is a blur. As I sit back and reflect, all I can say is this past year has been so crazy. The NBA and China’s relationship soured, my friend Godfrey suddenly died filming on set, last year’s Beijing Ducks captain G-Man was diagnosed w a terminal disease midseason and passed away, the coronavirus became a global health emergency, and Kobe/Gianna/7 others passed away in a tragic accident. The CBA season’s been postponed indefinitely and I’m on standby, training and staying ready if the season resumes. Since last summer I haven’t had much to say on social media, but I felt very strongly about this post. Today isn’t guaranteed. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Live life to the fullest, pursue the best version of yourself. If you aren’t content along the journey, you won’t be content at your destination. I learned this lesson the hard way. Find joy, find purpose, find truth. Love radically, serve generously. Life is too short and too precious for time to be wasted. I’ve lived in China this past season and now being back on US soil, 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. We are all imperfect humans – we all need grace. You have one life to live, focus on what really matters in life. And pray that God blesses us with the chance to see tmrw 🙏🏼

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