“Thank you for supporting me during this time with all kinds of comfort, intercessions, blessings, encouraging words, intimate gifts, etc., which I have come to inspire. I am deeply inspired by you. Some time ago I was very numb, but when I read your commentary and the article ‘You Will not Finish That,’ I was greatly encouraged. In professional basketball, we are accustomed to connecting to fans. However, for so many years, no matter what my performance, Chinese fans, you are always supportive of me, thank you!
“Now that I’ve recovered, I can honestly say that God has given me great peace and joy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really hurt and heartbroken. Nobody cares more about my career than I do. Although I put so much energy into basketball last year, I can only play 36 games, but played only one game this year. But sometimes life is like that, even if we do a hundred percent of the preparation, we may not always get what we want.
“But through all this, I learned the most important thing is to have hope. My faith gave me hope because I know that God has always had a perfect plan for me in my life. Even though I do not understand why things have to happen, I know He is the ruler. I know His ability is greater than any difficulty I face. I know His love is much deeper than any sadness I can feel. In the first two weeks before I was injured, I felt a spiritual calm, and God supported me like this.
“I am excited to start the next journey. My trainer, rehabilitation division, my team and I already have a comprehensive and thoughtful plan that will allow me to rebuild myself from the ground up and be stronger than before. Because like you remind me, I did not finish!
“For a long time, I saw playing basketball as a way of representing me on the global stage. But since I cannot play again this season, I want to give you a gift. There is always a desire in my heart to hope that all Chinese children will have the same basketball training resources and opportunities as American children. So this season, I will release a free basketball basic training course, so that all children can learn some basketball foundation. After that I will release more video lessons.”
Here’s to hoping Jeremy Lin recovers quickly and gets back onto the court soon!