UNICEF USA appointed former NBA star Jeremy Lin as its newest ambassador on Friday.
Why this matters: Lin, who currently plays for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), will focus on youth mental health in his new role. His appointment came ahead of World Mental Health Day on Sunday.
NBA champ Jeremy Lin has been discharged from a Shanghai hospital after testing negative for COVID-19.
30 days in bed: Lin, 33, is currently signed with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks. He returned to China in early August and contracted COVID-19 while in quarantine.
Jeremy Lin brought his A-game to the G League, scoring among the league’s best performers, but still failed to get a shot at an NBA comeback.
Failed by a broken system: Taking on prejudice throughout his basketball journey, Lin always had to do extra to prove that he’s good enough for the game.
Jeremy Lin penned an emotional message for his fans and social media followers after not receiving an offer to play in the NBA this month.
Missing the deadline: In a recent Instagram post, Lin recalled his hard work and the challenges he overcame to prove he was ready for an NBA comeback. However, he did not receive calls from any NBA teams when the May 16 deadline to sign NBA free agents arrived.
NBA icon Jeremy Lin was announced as Harvard’s Class of 2021 virtual Class Day Speaker on Monday.
Before becoming a professional basketball player, Lin graduated from Harvard in 2010 with an economics degree. Since his time at Harvard, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, became the first Asian American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA as well as the first Asian American to win an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors.
NBA’s G League has officially identified the player who called Jeremy Lin “coronavirus” last month.
In a recent statement, G League shared that the 32-year-old Taiwanese American basketball player has agreed to deal with the issue in private, according to NBC News.
Jeremy Lin says he underwent hours of therapy, in addition to intensive physical training, to prepare for his NBA comeback.
Jeremy Lin was reported to have been “finalizing” a deal with the Golden State Warriors’ G League team in the 2020-2021 season, but the NBA free-agent guard dismissed rumors circulating on Twitter.
The 32-year-old led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese Basketball Association’s semifinals and has been playing scrimmages with the G League’s new developmental team, according to ESPN.
After one season in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Jeremy Lin is seeking a return to the NBA.
In an emotional video on Tuesday, Lin announced his decision to leave the Beijing Ducks, which managed to reach the semi-finals but lost to the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
After sustaining multiple injuries that got him hospitalized, NBA star Jeremy Lin is speaking out to demand more safety protection for players in the Chinese Basketball Association.
The 31-year-old Beijing Ducks point guard reportedly injured his ankles, knees, neck and ears during a game against the Guangdong Southern Tigers. The Ducks lost to the Tigers in the semi-final match 88-85.
Former Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin discussed the discrimination that many Asian Americans are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a virtual roundtable with Caron Butler, Vanita Gupta and Andrew Yang on May 12, the 31-year-old Beijing Ducks player expressed that he felt the need to say something about the issue, according to Boston.