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P. LEAGUE+ & T1 LEAGUE/Jeremy Lin to return to Taiwan to join P.LEAGUE+'s New Taipei Kings

09/14/2023 10:54 PM
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Jeremy Lin (right) and his brother Joseph Lin in competition during the P.LEAGUE+
Jeremy Lin (right) and his brother Joseph Lin in competition during the P.LEAGUE+'s 2022-2023 season. CNA file photo

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Former NBA guard Jeremy Lin said Thursday that he would return to Taiwan for the upcoming basketball season to join his brother on the professional P.LEAGUE+'s (PLG) New Taipei Kings.

In an Instagram post, the Taiwanese-American athlete said he had made the decision "after months of thinking and praying" and called the opportunity to play with his brother, Joseph Lin, a "dream come true."

Lin thanked his former team, the PLG's Kaohsiung Steelers, and said he was looking forward to seeing fans at the Kings' season opener next month.

Lin, 35, joined the Steelers midway through last season and helped transform the hapless 2-17 club into a playoff contender by winning 15 of the next 20 games.

In the 19 games he played, Lin averaged 26.32 points, 8.47 rebounds and 8.89 assists per game.

The Kings, meanwhile, finished the season with the six-team league's best record, but lost 4-2 in a finals series against the Taipei Fubon Braves.

The P.LEAGUE+ is one of two fully professional basketball leagues in Taiwan, the other being the T1 LEAGUE.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Matthew Mazzetta)


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