Longtime NBA guard Jeremy Lin is resuming his playing career in Taiwan after parting ways with the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association last month.
Lin, who appeared in a total of 480 regular season NBA games across nine seasons, announced on his Instagram account that he’s joining the Kaohsiung Steelers. The club, which competes in the P. League+, Taiwan’s top basketball league, confirmed the news in an Instagram post of its own.
Lin last played in the NBA as a member of the champion Raptors during the 2018/19 season. Since then, he has continued to play in Asia and the G League — before he suited up for Guangzhou earlier this season, the 34-year-old spent time with the Beijing Ducks in 2019/20 and ’21/22, and with the Santa Cruz Warriors in 2021.
Here are a few more odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- Shams Charania of The Athletic reported last week that the Hawks were in serious talks to hire former Cavs general manager Chris Grant as a senior advisor in their front office, but ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has heard that it won’t happen. “From what I’m told, even though they were interested in bringing him in, Chris has actually pulled his name from consideration,” Windhorst said on his Hoop Collective podcast, per RealGM. “He’s going to stay with the Spurs (in a scouting role). He’s happy in San Antonio.”
- The NBA announced this week (via Twitter) that it will have its All-Star captains pick their 12-man squads right before the All-Star Game begins, rather than days in advance. The captains will be announced tonight when the league reveals the five All-Star starters from each conference.
- Former second-round pick Tyrell Terry, who made a surprising retirement announcement last month at age 22 for mental health reasons, spoke to Julie Kliegman of SI.com about why he opted to give up basketball and why he isn’t regretting the decision. “If you Google my name it’ll probably be, ‘Ex-Athlete Steps Away From the Game for Mental Health,'” Terry said. “But when I read some of the DMs that people have sent me – I’ve had phone call conversations with parents of athletes who are struggling – and just the kind words and the gratitude that they’ve showed me, it pushes those second thoughts to the side and makes them less relevant.”
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Terry will be back playing again at some point, somewhere.
Man, another young man from Stanford retires early due to mental health issues…
I know the circumstances were different last time with the young football player, but I wish nothing but the best for this young man.
Depression, and I know first hand, anxiety can be a real problem in your everyday life, and it makes it very difficult to get up every morning and have a productive day.
I hope Terry is able to conquer his internal struggles, and hope he is able to find happiness and live his best life.
Best of wishes!!
I think that largely the perception of mental issues has changed with the last generation or two. Except in sports world, and tough guy activity circles. At least in the educated parts of usa.
Its not that hard to understand, broken bone, back pain, mental pain, brain imbalances. Even thyroid, diabetes, other imbalances are tolerated. But not brain. Maybe its because there is little that is “visually” put out there that is definitive proof to the naysayers.
For older people, often medical practitioners still have to use different wording than anxiety, depression, manic, because of the stigma that it isn’t real or it is a admittance of some character fault. That is sad.