By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
AFTER expressing his sentiments and hardships in the NBA’s free agency, Jeremy Lin finally moved to the Beijing Shougang Ducks of the China Basketball Association League.
The team announced the move in a post on its official social media account: “Jeremy joining the Beijing Ducks men’s basketball shows his confidence in us and is an honor, we sincerely welcome him.”
Lin, the first Asian-American to win an NBA title with the Toronto Raptors, last said that he struggled to find a new home in the NBA.
“In English, there’s a saying, it says once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up but rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me,” Lin said.
Lin was one of the most celebrated players during the “Linsanity” era in 2012, where he became the heart and soul of the New York Knicks, carrying them to multiple wins with him with his heroic performances.