Jeremy Lin says he underwent hours of therapy, in addition to intensive physical training, to prepare for his NBA comeback.
Linsanity pressure: Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, the former Toronto Raptors point guard revealed how he struggled with the pressure of not being able to follow up his original success in 2012 during his “Linsanity” period with the New York Knicks.
- Lin, 32, regained his passion for the NBA after attending hours-long therapy sessions with Toronto-based life coach Mano Watsa, owner of PGC Basketball, a company that the Jeremy Lin Foundation had previously worked with.
- Working with Watsa has allowed Lin to embrace his Linsanity-era and come up with the realization that he wanted to provide one more inspiring story.
- Lin got his start in the NBA with the Warriors back in 2010 but it was in his 2012 season with the Knicks when his “Linsanity” took the basketball world by storm.
- Adopting the role as an NBA journeyman, Lin played seven more NBA seasons with six different franchises after leaving the Knicks.
- In 2019, he moved to China to join the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association.
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, Lin turned down a seven-figure contract extension with the Beijing Ducks in favor of an NBA G League contract with the Santa Cruz Warriors.
- Lin is giving the NBA another shot, hoping to inspire people.
- “I truly believe that I’m an NBA player, but I’m not in it for the money, the clout, the fame or any of that,” Lin was quoted as saying. “I want to be able to make a difference. I want to bring glory to God through basketball.”
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