Jeremy Lin has announced that he will be heading to the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) as a member of the Guangzhou Loong Lions for the 2022-2023 season.
Lin shared pictures of himself playing in his new uniform and signing his new contract in an Instagram post, expressing his excitement to “live out his basketball dreams.”
His announcement arrives a decade after Lin first lit up the basketball world during his run with the New York Knicks, which sparked a cultural phenomenon cherished by basketball fans, New Yorkers and the Asian diaspora.
In the years since, Jeremy Lin has made significant impacts on and off the court, winning an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019 and recently opening a basketball school in the Toronto area for young ballers of Asian descent.
After enduring a prolonged bout of COVID-19 which took a toll on his physical and mental health last year, Lin is finally ready for the next chapter of his career.
“He has been on the field for more than 10 years, and the years have witnessed his ups and downs, but his desire to win has not changed,” the Guangzhou Loong Lions said in a statement.