Jeremy Lin’s team in China wants him to give up NBA dream
With Jeremy Lin looking to make a triumphant return to the NBA, it appears that his current team in the Chinese Basketball Association is blocking a potential return to U.S. soil for the 32-year-old.
According to reports, the Beijing Ducks are apparently doing everything in their power to convince Lin to remain in China:
“Beijing Shougang is actively pursuing Jeremy Lin, trying to persuade Jeremy Lin to give up the NBA, return to the CBA, and join Beijing,” Chinese Basketball Association reporter Jia Lei wrote on his Weibo account, via Jonathan White of the South China Morning Post.
Lin had an impressive campaign for the Ducks last season, which was put on hold following the coronavirus pandemic. The CBA established an NBA-like bubble, wherein Lin was able to lead Beijing to a semi-finals berth against eventual champions, the Guangdong Southern Tigers.
Needless to say, The Ducks liked what they saw from Lin last term, and they clearly want him to stay on for at least another season. For his part, however, Lin has not been shy about wanting to return to the United States.
Lin, who has had stints in the NBA with no less than eight teams, has recently been linked to a reunion with the Golden State Warriors. The 6-foot-3 combo guard was also seen working out with Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, which added more fuel to the flame of his potential NBA comeback. Lin played his first season in the NBA with the Warriors back in the 2010-11 campaign.