Jeremy Lin, the first Chinese-American to play in the NBA, joined the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, with a two-year deal worth $4.25 million.
The 26-year-old point guard first came to prominence during his tenure with the New York Knicks in 2011-2012, and soon became one of the most well-known basketball players around the world.
However, since leaving the Knicks in 2012, he has been unable to find the form that turned him into an overnight sensation, leading the media to coin the term “Lin-sanity”.
After leaving New York, Lin signed a three-year, $25 million deal with Houston. However, the two seasons he spent with the Rockets weren’t really fruitful. He was later traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where, unfortunately, he didn’t find himself fitting well either.
However, speaking at a press conference on Monday, Lin said that he was confident with the move he had made going to Charlotte.
“I just felt like this is going to be a great fit for me. One thing I want to do is see how close I can get to reaching my full potential. In order to do that, it takes a lot of work on my end, and it also takes finding the right situation and the right coach and the right system,” said Lin.