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Jeremy Lin contemplates quitting with career on crossroads

Jeremy Lin, the former Knicks’ guard has hit ‘rock bottom’ in his career. He found no buyers at the recently concluded NBA Free Agency and is contemplating even quitting his favorite game.

That’s a long way from the Lynsanity era where Jeremy Lin was at the peak of his career. Back in 2012, he averaged 14.6 per game with New York Knicks. What followed was a disaster with injuries compounding his vows. All the rise and fame came crushing down to a complete rut for Jeremy Lin this season.

Where did the disaster start for Jeremy Lin ?

After becoming the first American of Asian descent to reach NBA. It was all rosy for the man from China as Jeremy Lin became a household name with NBA fans. He had a breakthrough season with New York Knicks in 2012.

Jeremy Lin contemplates quitting with career on crossroads

Lin’s career suffered mainly due to chronic injuries. Image : Getty

Demand for Lynsanity of Jeremy Lin increased by the hour his career came to a screeching halt with consecutive injury-hit seasons. He did found a buyer in Brooklyn Nets signing a three-year deal in 2016. But just the next year he endured a season-ending ruptured patella.

He was then traded to Atlanta Hawk which were in his rebuilding his phase. At his age nearing 30, his need decreased for the franchise.

“And I got traded to the worst team in the Eastern Conference. And that’s a tough place, because they’re rebuilding. And if you’re not young, you don’t really fit in. And in the basketball world, I’m really old.”

He would have thought that getting picked for Toronto could change his fortunes. But even the championship win did little for his reputation as he contributed little to the win.

“I would have to talk about a championship that I don’t feel like I really earned.”

“If i have a son, i don’t want him to make NBA”

Lin’s possible buyers aren’t anywhere in the NBA right now. Jeremy Lin would have to look for foreign options if he does have the drive to keep playing. He looks down and out but Euroleague Champions CSKA Moscow are looking to grab Jeremy Lin.

They need a world class guard and Jeremy Lin is by no means a bad option. He still just 30 and does have a lot to offer if he can keep his mindset right. Although he’s quite fed up of all the agony.

“Nowadays I spend more time thinking about quitting,” Lin admitted. “I always tell myself if I have a son I don’t want him to make the NBA. You don’t have to deal with fame.”

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