Jeremy Lin isn’t giving up on basketball just yet.
He announced on Twitter Friday he plans to return to the Beijing Ducks where he averaged 22.3 points and 5.6 assists per game in the 2019-2020 season.
Despite his stratospheric popularity in China, Lin gave the NBA one last go this season agreeing to play in the NBA developmental league, the G League.
He averaged just under 20 points a game and more than 6 assists. Every other player that achieved similar numbers signed with an NBA team. The lack of interest in him left the Harvard grad disappointed, but not down.
“No regrets about the past, excited for the future,” he tweeted. “Still got a lot of basketball left in me and we’ll see where this road goes. Beijing Ducks, excited to be back! Thank you all for going on this journey with me #NeverDone“
“There’s not much more I can do to earn a spot or a chance to fight for a spot,” Lin said on the Daily Show, according to CBS Sports.
The basketball star explained why he had hinted earlier at retirement.
“So that was kind of my way of saying, ‘I don’t think this door is opening, I think it’s closed,’ and that it’s kind of passing the torch to the next generation. In many ways, honestly, it hurts. I feel like I do deserve it, but it’s also a celebration in many ways. But hey, it’s time for the next generation. There are gonna be plenty of Asian American players that are much better than me down the road.”
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