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Lin posts heartfelt message after not receiving NBA contract

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Jeremy Lin

The NBA regular season has come and gone, and Jeremy Lin remained on the outside looking in. 

After a successful stint in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Bay Area native went unsigned as several players joined NBA teams. On Tuesday, Lin posted an emotional message on Twitter, leaving his basketball future up in the air. 

Without entirely stating it, Lin hinted at his possible retirement from the NBA. If that is indeed the case, he made a historic impact on the league that will be felt for years to come.

Lin made his NBA debut with the Warriors in 2010 after going undrafted out of Harvard. He rose to prominence when he had the entire basketball world on the edge of their seats as a member of the New York Knicks, giving us "Linsanity," and he became the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship when the Toronto Raptors beat the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. 

Following that championship season, Lin went unsigned by NBA teams and played for the Beijing Ducks in China. He averaged 22.3 points per game for the Ducks, adding to his international legacy. But Lin turned down a return to the Ducks and signed with Santa Cruz, hoping to make it back to The Association. 

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In nine games with Santa Cruz, Lin, 32, averaged 19.8 points and 6.4 assists per game. He shot 50.5 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from 3-point range. 

If this is the end of Lin's NBA career, his impact never will be forgotten.

 

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