Jeremy Lin Issues Emotional Message on Why He’s Leaving CBA to Rekindle NBA Dream

Peter Dewey
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NBA journeyman Jeremy Lin is looking to make a comeback.

The 32-year-old is leaving the Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks in order to try to revive his NBA career.

“This decision has really been the hardest in my life,” Lin said in a video posted on Weibo. “I haven’t been able to sleep these last two, three weeks. Every morning I’ve been getting up at 4 or 5 a.m., thinking non-stop about it. I still feel I’ve got an NBA dream. And I’ve still got time to keep playing.”

He posted a similar message on his personal Instagram page.

Lin last played for the Toronto Raptors during the 2018-19 season, winning an NBA title.

After his magical “Linsanity” run with the New York Knicks during the 2011-12 campaign, Lin bounced around multiple teams over the next seven seasons.

While he never regained the magic of that 2011-12 season, he was a solid point guard for multiple years.

Injuries derailed his career with the Brooklyn Nets. Then, he was utilized in a bench role for the Atlanta Hawks and Raptors last season.

For his career, Lin averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game.

It will be interesting to see if he can latch onto an NBA roster next season.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball, football and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.