Jeremy Lin officially signs with Beijing Ducks
Linsanity is about to take over Beijing.
NBA champion Jeremy Lin announced via Red Lantern Digital Media that he is officially taking his talents to the Chinese Basketball Association and will join the Beijing Ducks this upcoming season:
🇨🇳Beijing, I'm coming!
— Red Lantern (@RedLanternDM) August 27, 2019
It’s great to see Lin smiling again, especially after his tear-filled speech about his free-agency experience this offseason. Lin opened up about how he felt like the NBA had already given up on him after no teams acquired his services this summer, admitting the experience made him feel like he hit “rock bottom.” Many fans sympathized with Lin at the time, showing their love and support for the former Harvard standout.
Around a month later, however, the 31-year old has moved on from his emotional roller coaster and will now take his talents to China.
Lin is fresh off winning an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors this past June.
The nine-year NBA veteran came off a lost 2017-18 season in which he suffered a ruptured patella tendon in the first game of the regular season. He signed with the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2018, but was later waived midseason as they looked to rebuild.
Lin eventually found himself on the Raptors after they plucked him off waivers. However, he played minimally for the Raptors during their eventual title run. He appeared in just eight games throughout the 2019 playoffs, mostly playing in garbage time.
Nevertheless, Jeremy Lin is an NBA champion, and nobody will ever take that away from him. Hopefully, he can showcase his talents in China and perhaps use that as a platform to make an NBA return at some point in the future.