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Video: Jeremy Lin says the NBA has given up on him

Jeremy Lin

It has been quite a bumpy ride for free agent Jeremy Lin over the past few years, and it seems this has finally taken its toll on him. The 6-foot-3 guard very openly talked about the adverse effect free agency has had on him, and he was on the brink of tears as he explained why the last couple of years have been one of the most difficult periods in his life:

This is a very emotional side of Lin here, and it’s hard not to feel bad for him. The 30-year-old ended last season with the Toronto Raptors, but he only played a minor role in the team’s historic championship run, averaging 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 18.8 minutes per contest. He barely figured in the playoffs, playing a grand total of 51 seconds in the entire NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors.

Lin is the very epitome of an NBA journeyman, having played for no less than eight different teams in his nine-year career. He has bounced from team to team year after year, and while most would expect that he had gotten used to it, the uncertainty and lack of stability is something that has been very difficult to deal with for Lin.

Right now, there has been very little interest, if any, from NBA teams for the unrestricted free agent, and rumor has it that Lin might end up playing in Asia next season.