Jeremy Lin wants a return to the NBA

Jeremy Lin officially became the first-ever Asian-American player to win an NBA Championship ring having only spent 30 seconds in court during the NBA Finals back in 2019 with the Toronto Raptors. The season after that saw the Asian return to his homeland to play in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) League.

Having only spent one season at the CBA, the 32-year-old player said he wants a return to the NBA. Just a month ago, Lin made an excessive complaint about how he had been left unprotected by the referees which led to him suffering hearing loss and being hospitalized, with dropping odds regarding his performance in a game.

Being a frequent social media user, he dropped a tearful video saying he his done with the CBA, claiming he has hopes of returning to the NBA.

In the video he dropped on social media, he said: “This decision has been the hardest in my life. Every morning I would wake up at 4:00 am or 5:00 am, thinking, thinking, and thinking all the time. I feel that I still have NBA dreams. I still have time to play (there) and I have to chase this.”

“Why was this decision so difficult? Yesterday, when I shared this with my family and friends when I told them I would have to leave China, I cried.”

The 32-year-old player, who is the first Asian to win the NBA Championship, was naturally part of the legendary New York Knicks squad in the early 2010s. At the time, the Knicks had Mike Bibby and Baron Davis in the point guard position but are both almost at the twilight of their career leading to Jeremy Lin being given a chance in the team. The Asian point guard was formidable for the team, as he quickly became pivotal for the team.

In 25 games played for the Knicks, he averaged 18.5 points, 7.7 assists, and two steals per game, leading to him being dubbed “Linsanity” by the NBA fans. This included his 38 points scored against Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers and a victory against Toronto Raptors.

His career suddenly lost its spark, as in the offseason, he became a free agent and online baccarat  gave odds regarding his destination at the time. There are always people who don’t like a player’s success to overshadow theirs. Not long after he was sent to the Houston Rockets, where he had to play behind James Harden, leading to his NBA career undergo a downward change.

The New York Knicks currently have two point guards in their team that have failed to live up to their expectations; Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina. Jeremy Lin, on the other hand, could bring a change to the club, should the Knicks have interest in reuniting with him.


Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.