After failing to land with a new team so far this offseason, Jeremy Lin is considering a move overseas to continue his basketball career.
Jeremy Lin has had one hell of an NBA career. New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets fans have had the chance to root for the unlikely star.
From his “Linsanity” days with the Knicks to his championship with the Toronto Raptors, Lin has made a name for himself.
But now that his NBA future is in doubt, he’s thinking about continuing his career overseas.
“Of course I am thinking about the CBA,” Lin said Friday via Jonathan White of the South China Morning Post.
“I don’t know where I will be next year, so I don’t have expectations. I know what level I can play at, so if I don’t get that I won’t settle.”
Earlier this summer, Lin broke down in an interview and described his current status as “rock bottom.” He felt like the NBA had abandoned him and he couldn’t hide his emotions.
While Lin is upset that his NBA career might be over, playing overseas could be a new opportunity for the Harvard product. If he were to join the Chinese Basketball Association, he would immediately become their most marketable player.
Lin would be following in the footsteps of another New York star point guard—Stephon Marbury. The Coney Island native, much like Lin, played for both the Knicks and the Nets. He then spent eight years playing in China after his 13-year NBA career was over.
Lin’s recent comments would indicate that he might be open to following the same path Marbury took to the CBA.