Over the years, Jeremy Lin has already proven himself to be a damn good basketball player. Let’s not forget that he practically led the New York Knicks' insane turnaround in 2012, which will forever be remembered as the “Linsanity” period. However, it’s also clear that Jeremy Lin's time in Toronto was insignificant. He got a championship ring out of it, but none of the glory.
Lin’s absence during the NBA Finals made this year’s free agency season a tough one for the Asian-American baller. At the moment, Lin is unsigned and has no offers. During an appearance at a basketball clinic in Taiwan this weekend, the player got real about his feelings that the league considers him to be a has-been.
“Every year, it gets harder. And in English, there’s a saying, and it says once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. But rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me. So, free agency has been tough. Because I feel like in some ways the NBA’s kind of given up on me,” Lin said according to TSN.
It's tough to watch anyone begin to question their worth and thankfully, Lin has friends looking out for him. Canadian actor Simu Liu took to Twitter on Sunday to express his support for the wounded superstar.
"You can turn your back on him now, but that just means you'll feel like an idiot when he comes back and proves you wrong," the Marvel star wrote in support of Lin’s talent.
And some fans rallied behind the statement:
@SimuLiu @JLin7 Linsanity part 2 is coming I can feel it I with you @SimuLiu he about to Shang chi this league.— Jaxon Dagher (@Jaxon Dagher)1564387982.0
@SimuLiu @JLin7 He absolutely still deserves a place in the league. Sadly he’s had to face this kind of disrespect… https://t.co/Wsd1lUys6L— POC Culture (@POC Culture)1564377985.0
@SimuLiu @JLin7 if there’s anyone in this universe who knows something about speaking words into existence, it’s… https://t.co/iUncc1WlDg— alexander siu #sᴛᴀɴᴅꜰᴏʀᴀsɪᴀɴs 🧢 (@alexander siu #sᴛᴀɴᴅꜰᴏʀᴀsɪᴀɴs 🧢)1564382336.0
@SimuLiu @JLin7 Yes! I am a huge @JLin7 fan. I believe in his abilities! Can’t wait to cheer for him next season. ❤️— Renee H (@Renee H)1564381421.0
@SimuLiu @JLin7 Linsanity hell yeah https://t.co/o1Dn6o2WYf— Jaluxander (@Jaluxander)1564378396.0
@SimuLiu @JLin7 YES thank you so much. we love everything he has given to the league and this sport. he is not done… https://t.co/pCUDzz9c6k— josie | tfatws spoilers (@josie | tfatws spoilers)1564379230.0
Only time will tell what Lin’s future in the NBA has in store, but hopefully, a fresh start with a new team will lift his spirits soon enough.