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Jeremy Lin Considers Returning to Asia to Play Basketball

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Jeremy Lin told reporters Wednesday that he would consider pursuing a professional playing career in Asia rather than in Europe, according to Bleacher Report.

Lin played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League this season after his attempted to return to the NBA fell through. He spoke about the future of his career during a press event at Collision, a virtual San Francisco tech conference.

“I’ve definitely considered it but a big part of my story is growing up in America with parents and grandparents who were raised in Asia,” Lin said, according to South China Morning Post. “A strong part of my heart is going back and playing in Asia.”

According to Athletic reporter Diamond Leung, Lin said his impact in Asia was important to him.

Lin spent the 2019-20 season playing for the Beijing Ducks in China. The team just missed out on the China Basketball Association finals. Lin remembers his time in China fondly.

“It’s the closest to what Linsanity felt like in New York with the hype and buzz,” Lin said of his time in China, according to the South China Morning Post. “Even with away games, I’d stay in a hotel and fans somehow figured out what room I was in. There were situations where I’d need security because I couldn’t walk through the hotel lobby without getting mobbed.

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