Jeremy Lin Announces Return to Basketball with New Taipei Kings

Jeremy Lin took to social media to announce that he would be playing alongside his brother as part of the New Taipei Kings

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7:34 PM HKT, Wed September 20, 2023 1 mins read

Jeremy Lin announced on social media that he would be ushering in a new era as part of the New Taipei Kings.

In his post, Lin expressed gratitude to his previous team the Kaohsiung Steelers, for some of his “best times and memories as a basketball player.”

The Kings, like the Steelers, are part of Taiwan’s PLG league. Jeremy Lin will be playing on the team alongside his brother Joseph Lin.

“This is a dream come true, a dream Joe and I have dreamt about our whole lives,” Jeremy Lin wrote.

Lin first captured the world’s attention during “Linsanity,” when he exploded onto the scene and unexpectedly led the New York Knicks to the 2012 playoffs. Notably, he was the first American of Chinese descent to play in the NBA, and one of the few Asian-American players in the league.

Lin most recently played in the NBA as part of the Toronto Raptors during their 2019 championship-winning performance, before later playing in the CBA as part of the Beijing Ducks, and after that, the Guangzhou Loong Lions.

After leaving the CBA, Lin joined Taiwan’s PLG, leading a remarkable turnaround for the Kaohsiung Steelers. After Lin joined, the team went from a 2-17 record to winning 15 out of the next 20 games. Lin earned Player of the Month for three consecutive months, as well as nine weekly awards (both numbers are league records).

After Lin was injured by an elbow to the face while playing against the Formosa Taishin Dreamers, it was uncertain if he would return to the court. His return announcement was met with excitement and enthusiasm from fans.

“Thank you to the New Taipei Kings for believing in me,” he wrote.

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