Former Knicks point guard and NBA journeyman Jeremy Lin is sad, feels like the NBA has passed him by as he struggles to latch on to a new team after winning a NBA Championship just over a month ago with the Toronto Raptors.
Despite his blessed life, which also includes a Harvard Education, being a celebrity, wealth beyond his means, and a history of free travel throughout some of the world’s most impressive cities, the free agent is struggling with his feelings.
“In English, there’s a saying and it says once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up,” Lin said recently during a speech in Taiwan. “But rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me. So, free agency has been tough. Because I feel in some ways the NBA’s kind of given up on me.”
Enter fellow exiled NBA point guard Nate Robinson, who also spent a short stint on the Knicks’ roster, and has advice for Lin.
“Bro I feel they gave up on me 2, but it ain’t over!!!” Robinson posted on Instagram. “Just come to the Big 3 we accept what the NBA don’t want!!!”
The Big 3 is a 3-on-3 basketball league founded by rapper and actor Ice Cube, featuring former NBA players, including Robinson.
Whether or not Lin has slipped that far beyond his NBA prime is unclear. However, he’s still unsigned heading into August, despite being 30 years old and a capable NBA player.
Lin has played for eight teams throughout his nine-year NBA career.
But to suggest that his life has hit rock bottom when he’s making millions of dollars playing a kid’s game seems a bit much.