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Lin wants to play with Beijing Ducks in China



Jeremy Lin, a veteran guard, has signed with the Beijing Shougang Ducks to play in the Chinese basketball association next season, said the Team on Tuesday with.

] In a statement, the ducks say the team is currently working with the league to approve its registration documents, a procedural move.

Lin, who turned 31

last week, won his first title with the Toronto Raptors last year. During his nine-year NBA career, he is best known for having made a series of high-scoring appearances in early 2012 as a member of the New York Knicks, sparking a wave of global sensation known as "Linsanity."

It was speculated that Lin would have a large following in Asia signing a CBA team after receiving no NBA deal as a free agent this summer. During a television appearance in Taiwan in July, an emotional Lin described a sense of hopelessness.

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"In English there is a saying and it is said that lying on the floor is the only way up," Lin said to an audience on the Christian TV channel GOOD TV. "But the bottom-line seems to be getting higher and higher for me, free decision-making has been difficult, and I feel like the NBA has given me up in some ways."

The ducks have been a CBA powerhouse in recent years, with three championship titles under the leadership of former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. Marbury is now the head coach of the Ducks rival team in Beijing.

The announcement on Tuesday ended months of rumors and inspired many Chinese basketball fans. After the team's announcement, Lin posted pictures of him with his fellow social media players. "Beijing, here I come," Lin wrote.


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