Linsanity Finds A New Home

He was the toast of the Big Apple for a New York minute, and he has an NBA championship ring from his time with the Toronto Raptors in 2019. Jeremy Lin may be out of the NBA, but he's still lacing them up, and now has signed to play with the Guangzhou Loong Lions in China.

Lin has just signed for the 2022-23 season with the CBA team. 

The 33-year-old former New York Knick played 8 seasons in the NBA, with 8 different teams. But his 2011-12 season with the Knicks was the apex of his career, when he became the media darling in NYC, and his explosion onto the scene was dubbed "Linsanity". 

Lin averaged a career-high 14.6 points and 6.2 assists that season in New York, and although he had a couple of nice years in Houston after that, was never able to reach the next level in the NBA. 

He did depart the league after the 2019 season, however, with a championship ring, after playing in 23 regular season and 8 playoff games for the Toronto Raptors. 

The 33-year-old now tells the South China Morning Post, "the journey continues", as he signs with the Lions. "Still feel like a kid getting to live out my basketball dreams,” he continued, before adding "I don’t know where this road will end, but I hope I can always be a good example of hard work and gratitude. See you on the (court) soon." 

He previously played for the Beijing Ducks in the CBA league for two seasons after being unable to find work in the NBA. 

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