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Jeremy Lin joins Beijing Shougang Ducks, thanks NBA

Jeremy Lin, 31, has signed with the Chinese Basketball Association team Beijing Shougang Ducks. The team made the announcement on August 27, 2019.

On August 28, 2019, Lin took to Instagram to thank the National Basketball Association. He also congratulated his brother Joseph Lin, 27, on the extension of his contract with the Super Basketball League team Fubon Braves.

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All I can say is THANK YOU to the NBA, my family, inner circle, every fan who came to watch or rooted for me during these last 9 years! To challenge stereotypes, make history, rep Asians at the NBA level and pave the path as others have done for me has been an absolute privilege. Im overwhelmed with gratitude for each person who has been with me each step of the way. ⁣ Equally excited for this next step with the Beijing Ducks! I always knew my path would go through the CBA solely bc I knew how much of an honor it would be to hoop in front of all my Chinese fans. Im here now and there is more history to be made! Also congrats to @joe_linstagram on a contract extension fresh off a championship with the @fubon_braves … you're a beast and to be able to sign our contracts on the same day is something Ill forever cherish. Love you lil bro! #linstanation #farfromdone #glorytoGod

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Jeremy was raised in a Christian family. He was born in Torrance, California, United States on August 23, 1988 to Taiwanese immigrants Lin Gie-ming and Shirley Lin.

In 2010, Jeremy graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. In the same year, the Taiwanese-American basketball player made his NBA debut by joining the Golden State Warriors.

As a point guard, Jeremy played for the New York Knicks from 2011 to 2012, the Houston Rockets from 2012 to 2014, the Los Angeles Lakers from 2014 to 2015, the Charlotte Hornets from 2015 to 2016 the Brooklyn Nets from 2016 to 2018 and the Atlanta Hawks from 2018 to 2019. He signed with the Toronto Raptors on February 13, 2019 and became a free agent on July 1, 2019.

Now, Jeremy is joining the Ducks, whose rival team the Beijing Royal Fighters, is coached by Stephon Marbury, 42, who played in the NBA from 1996 to 2009. Marbury played for the Ducks from 2011 to 2017 and led the team to league championships in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Meanwhile, here is Jeremy delivering an emotional speech:

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