Jeremy Lin: “In English there’s a saying that once you hit rock bottom the only way is up. But rock bottom just seems to keep getting more rock bottom for me. Free agency has been tough because I feel like, in some ways, the NBA has kind of given up on me.”
NBA Champion Jeremy Lin had a bizarre media appearance in Taiwan on over the weekend, where Lin got on stage during in an event for ‘GOOD TV’ and started dropping lyric poetry about his floundering basketball career.
Lin was getting emotional while delivering weeping verses with the help of piano player in the background about his teetering free agency that could see his NBA career soon come to an end.
Lin was once one of the most effervescent players in the league as a member of the New York Knicks during the 2011/2012 season when he triggered the global phenomenon known as ‘Linsanity’.
During one unforgettable stretch, Lin averaged 24.6 points, 9.2 assists, while shooting 49.7 percent from the field on a Knicks team that was surging in the standings playing without star Carmelo Anthony. The unlikely streak from the previously undrafted Harvard graduate earned him global acclaim.
Since then, Lin has bounced around the league as a bench player, totaling eight different teams during his 9-year NBA career.
Lin was a member of the World Champion Toronto Raptors, but totaled just 27 minutes in garbage time during the postseason.
Lin is currently a 30-year-old free agent.