Global EditionASIA 中文双语Fran?ais
Home / Sports / Basketball

Lin can't wait to get quacking in CBA

By SHI FUTIAN | China Daily | Updated: 2019-08-28 07:25
Jeremy Lin, who in June became the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship as a member of the Toronto Raptors, on Aug 27, 2019 confirmed he has signed to play for the China Basketball Association's Beijing Shougang Ducks next season. [Photo/IC]

Jeremy Lin, the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship, will suit up for the China Basketball Association's Beijing Shougang Ducks next season.

News of Lin's signing instantly went viral on Chinese social media after the Ducks made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon. Within an hour, related topics had been viewed over 70 million times on Weibo.

Posting "Beijing, I'm here!" on his own Weibo account that has over six million followers, the 31-year-old guard indicated he can't wait to launch a new chapter in his career by joining the three-time CBA champion Ducks.

"We are all just people, and no one is perfect," said Lin, who celebrated his birthday last week. "We're all still fighting and chasing our dreams."

Though he was born in Los Angeles, California, Lin has family ties to China and is very popular with Chinese fans. During a visit to Shanghai last month he said that playing in the CBA would rate second only to a return to the NBA in terms of career fulfillment.

For the Ducks, the arrival of the Harvard graduate, who speaks fluent Mandarin, is certain to translate into a higher profile for the team-on and off the court.

1 2 3 Next   >>|

Most Popular


What's Hot
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
Q聊赚钱 广西十一选五计划软件手机版 烟台赚钱买卖 加拿大辛运28是什么 四川金7乐开奖走势图 贵州快3和值跨度走势图表 福建十一选五杀号技巧 河南快三预测推存 河南11选5走势图 特码表2014生肖 白山大嘴棋牌游戏 海南飞鱼浙江飞鱼 上海机场股票行情 腾讯分分彩走势图 快乐12开奖走势图辽宁省 福建11选5怎么杀号