Jeremy Lin will consider playing in Asia, wants to be on the same team with his younger brother
Fresh off an NBA championship, free agent guard Jeremy Lin is considering a move away from the NBA to play in Asia alongside his younger brother.
In a report by Taiwan News, Lin discussed the benefits of him making a move to Asia.
“About five years ago, I began to consider whether I should play basketball in Asia because every year when I visit the region, I see so many fans, and they make me want to play a few seasons in the region,” Lin told reporters in Taipei.
“I would consider it. And of course, my greatest dream is to play on the same team with my younger brother.”
If Lin does decide to go to Asia, he leaves on the highest note possible after a highly entertaining and groundbreaking career.
The nine-year veteran is probably the second most famous Asian NBA player of all time after Yao Ming. Lin busted stereotypes and shocked the world by bursting onto the NBA scene with a torrid stretch of 12 starts with the New York Knicks where he averaged 22.5 points and 8.7 assists.
After the mind-blowing entrance dubbed “Linsanity” by the media, Lin cooled down but was still a serviceable guard. He ended up playing for six more teams, the last of which was Toronto. He played a minor role for the Raptors in their run to the Finals.
Now that Lin has achieved the ultimate goal in the NBA, it would be interesting to watch him play with family and dominate in a different league.