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Jeremy Lin breaks down over NBA free agency: 'it just keeps getting more rock bottom'

A tearful Jeremy Lin said he has hit rock bottom as the 30-year-old former NBA phenom struggles to catch on with a team in free agency after winning a championship this summer with the Toronto Raptors. Speaking to a Christian group in Taipei, Taiwan on Sunday, Lin said he feels the NBA has given up on him and admitted he faces an uncertain future. Lin was part of the Toronto Raptors team that won the NBA championship, but the struggling and oft-injured guard was benched for the playoffs. He said he was embarassed not to have made a contribution and didn’t feel he earned the title of NBA champion. Lin said if he ever has a son, he hopes he will not make the NBA, where your “life and failures are on display to the entire world”.  But Lin hoped his speech would motivate others to not give up in the face of adversity.
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    After a crazy summer, who rules the NBA? ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/19/nba-contenders-free-agency

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    Tell me why I never saw Lin on the court for the raptors

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    He is a clutch shooter and he does not deserve free agency

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    Jeremy you're a true identity is not on the external side of things, you are an inspiration to many. Keep you're head up brother!! You're inpiration comes from above. We love you!@

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    How could you give up on this man, he’s so humble, kind, and talented in basketball.

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    The league did this dude dirty. He went from a relaxed humble dude who kept pushing no matter what to being a broken man.

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    Honestly Lin just needs to prove himself by going over seas and becoming the Michael Jordan of Spain or something but he doesn’t have the patience, he just wants to play in the nba and that attitude ruined his great career

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    NBA racist to Asian American

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    Someone sign this man

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    Never waive kobe again man.

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    Bro! There are many players that made the NBA and didn’t play.

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    Keep your head up king u didn’t fail, the nba failed u

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    This guy makes millions a year and he says life is hard cuz no one wants to give him more millions. No disrespect to him I know he works hard and hard but anyone else in his shoes would be happy.

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    Did u see the girl were a mask that remembers on corona

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    Ohh china in 2019 has corona

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    That sucks. Espn and all nba athletes put him on up as great. with linsantiy. Obviously fans dont stick around for too long. Especially when all espn covers is bigger names and forgets about the others who also have great talent.

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    We love you Lin thanks for inspiring all of us Asians

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    always my idol–even in his failure he gives hope

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    The translation is well off

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    Regardless he is an Asian legend lol. When linsanity happened, all of the Asians across the world came together like he was the second coming of Bruce Lee. He made the asian community proud and he has a ring to show for it. He went so far on such a crazy career hopefully he finds peace of mind.

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    Linsanity was the best knicks moment over decades .

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    Knicks better hang up his jersey in the rafters…

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    Why tf is Jared Dudley on an nba team

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    Who else saw that lady with that mask

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    For some reason they have this cheesy music not background

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    I've got a ton of admiration for you man. Keep your head up. You're one of my basketball role models. Greetings from the Philippines. 🇵🇭🏀👋

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    Admit it americans didn't want the asians dominate their own game

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    Damn Lin having it rough 1 year removed out of the NBA.

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    He earned it he played hard his whole career but Carmelo and the nba ruined it

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    Lin is Probably The greatest honest unselfish Player I have seen in my life and I think He should still be in the nba Carmelo Fell off but Jeremy Lin Could save the knicks

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    Lin is Probably The greatest honest unselfish Player I have seen in my life and I think He should still be in the nba Carmelo Fell off but Jeremy Lin Could save the knicks

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    He got Kicked out because his ashian by racist people

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    It’s just so hard to keep watching this and getting so emotional bro, this man right here inspired me to try to take basketball seriously, bro I can’t take this

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    I guess there's not much of a demand for bench warmers haha

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    He’s balling out in China, he better come back next year to the nba stronger

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    "LIFe iS hArD". dude. you have millions in your bank account right now. you don't have to worry about rent/mortgage. I understand that it is sad. But saying your life is "hard" is an insult to regular people.

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    Respect ♥️💯 he can always bounce back

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    Orlando Woolridge

    The nba didn’t give up on Carmelo tho lmao

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    As an asian kid from New York watching Lin pop off with the Knicks. Honestly, he was a role model to me. It's a shame the NBA did him dirty.

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    This dude's humility is better than kobe's but respect to kobe his one of the best player in NBA but not in being nice to teammates. Rip kobe

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    Oh yeah yeah yeah

    NBA is racist and had strong prejudices against this guy. No one points it out cause it's majority black people and apparently they can't be racist.

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    The NBA is a racist and arrogant organisation, end of! Considering they try to promote equality, they need to be looked into.

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