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Jeremy Lin posts emotional thank you message after signing in China

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In light of his decision to sign with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, Jeremy Lin decided to send out a heartfelt thank you message to his friends and family in the NBA community.

Lin, now 31 years of age, played for several teams throughout his tenure in the NBA. However, most fans will remember his breakout stint with the New York Knicks most. For a while, Linsanity was running rampant in the boroughs and beyond. Last season, the former Harvard standout was on the Toronto Raptors as they won their first championship in franchise history.

As part of his farewell message, Lin thanked his fans and those who stayed close to him throughout his nine-year career in the NBA. He also noted that he is proud to have represented the Asian community:

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All I can say is THANK YOU to the NBA, my family, inner circle, every fan who came to watch or rooted for me during these 9 years! The journey and privilege to rep Asians at the NBA level has been amazing and Im overwhelmed with gratitude for each person who has been with me each step of the way. ⁣ Equally excited for this next step with the Beijing Ducks! I always knew my path would go through the CBA solely bc I knew how much of an honor it would be to hoop in front of all my Chinese fans. Im here now and there is more history to be made! Also congrats to @joe_linstagram on a contract extension fresh off a championship with the @fubon_braves … you're a beast and to be able to sign our contracts on the same day is something Ill forever cherish. Love you lil bro! #linstanation #farfromdone

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In 480 NBA games played, Jeremy Lin holds career averages of 11.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the field (34.2 percent from beyond the arc), 3.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 25.5 minutes per outing.

At this point, it’s not clear how Lin will fare in this new endeavor. In the end, though, he seems to be content with his decision:

While Jeremy Lin is out of the NBA right now, perhaps he gets another shot again down the road if he performs well in Beijing. But if not, it certainly was a memorable ride.