Jeremy Lin returning to Chinese pro league

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By , Audacy Sports

Jeremy Lin announced he is once again leaving the NBA to play professionally in China.

The veteran guard revealed on social media that he has re-signed with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, with whom he starred two seasons ago, when he lead the team in scoring.

"No regrets about the past, excited for the future," Lin said in an Instagram post. "Still got a lot of basketball left in me and we’ll see where this road goes. Beijing Ducks, excited to be back this upcoming season! Thank you all for going on this journey with me #NeverDone"

Lin, now 32, spent last season in the Golden State Warriors' developmental system. He last appeared in an NBA game with the Toronto Raptors during their 2019 postseason run, which culminated in an NBA title over the Warriors. Last month, he hinted that he probably would not attempt another NBA comeback.

The former Harvard standout burst onto the NBA scene in 2011-12 with the Knicks, reeling off a few weeks of hot play that energized the previously moribund franchise in a short-lived love affair dubbed "Linsanity." The journeyman joined the Rockets on a free agent deal the following offseason, and has mostly bounced around since then, playing well in spurts in reserve roles while also dealing with a couple different injuries.

Lin has been among the leading voices in the sports world calling for an end to the sharp uptick in bigotry and violence targeting Asians in recent months and years. Earlier this year, he revealed he had faced racist taunts from opposing players calling him "coronavirus," and said he was "heartbroken" by mass shootings at two Atlanta-area massage parlors targeting Asian women.