Jeremy Lin, 31, has signed with the Chinese Basketball Association team Beijing Shougang Ducks. The team made the announcement on August 27, 2019.
On August 28, 2019, Lin took to Instagram to thank the National Basketball Association. He also congratulated his brother Joseph Lin, 27, on the extension of his contract with the Super Basketball League team Fubon Braves.
Jeremy was raised in a Christian family. He was born in Torrance, California, United States on August 23, 1988 to Taiwanese immigrants Lin Gie-ming and Shirley Lin.
In 2010, Jeremy graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In the same year, the Taiwanese-American basketball player made his NBA debut by joining the Golden State Warriors.
As a point guard, Jeremy played for the New York Knicks from 2011 to 2012, the Houston Rockets from 2012 to 2014, the Los Angeles Lakers from 2014 to 2015, the Charlotte Hornets from 2015 to 2016 the Brooklyn Nets from 2016 to 2018 and the Atlanta Hawks from 2018 to 2019. He signed with the Toronto Raptors on February 13, 2019 and became a free agent on July 1, 2019.
Now, Jeremy is joining the Ducks, whose rival team the Beijing Royal Fighters, is coached by Stephon Marbury, 42, who played in the NBA from 1996 to 2009. Marbury played for the Ducks from 2011 to 2017 and led the team to league championships in 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Meanwhile, here is Jeremy delivering an emotional speech: