Jeremy Lin has begun to speak to Taiwanese media about the next phase of his career as fans continue to speculate about when he’ll make his debut in the Taiwanese league.
In January, Lin announced that he had signed for the Kaohsiung Steelers of Taiwan’s professional P. LEAGUE+ (PLG). Ticket sales for the team have surged since news of Lin’s signing broke. Now fans are eagerly awaiting the day he will make his debut.
It is still unclear when Lin will step onto the court, but Lin has begun to speak to the media about his goals. He told Focus Taiwan that he wants to help the younger generation.
“When I was younger, I wanted to prove myself by winning championships, but now as I’m older I’m searching for something more meaningful in basketball. Now I’m more into focusing on the new generation of basketball players, and the Steelers have many talented and young players,” the 34-year-old Lin said.
Lin has also been using his voice to advocate for the Asian American community with things like 38 at the Garden, a documentary short about Linsanity and its impact on the Asian American community. In a recent interview with The Los Angeles Times, Lin said he had been trying to turn down the documentary offer without taking the phone call. Ultimately, he was convinced.
“After listening to their pitch, the one thing we all agreed on was that this is going to be much bigger than just, you know, the stats, the game, the sport of basketball,” Lin said.
“This is going to be about humanity. This is going to be about what’s going on right now post-pandemic with the Asian violence that we’ve been seeing, about minorities and people who are fearing for their lives in this critical moment in history.”
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