Jeremy Lin Says He Almost Quit Basketball In 2010


What if there had never been that two weeks of Linsanity in 2012.

Would we all still love Jeremy Lin?

Don’t answer that.

Point is Lin almost walked away from it all in 2010 after his experience with Golden State left more to be desired.   Lin shared that and many more experiences In a new documentary titled Linsanity, that opens in theaters nationwide Friday.

There is a scene of Lin, while talking with a group of kids at a basketball camp after “Linsanity” had died down, saying he wanted to quit the game while he was with the Warriors. Amid rumblings that their decision to sign the undrafted point guard had more to do with marketing than it did his talent, Lin was discouraged. He played 33 minutes the entire month of December 2010.

“On Dec. 29, I wrote about how I actually wish I never signed with the Warriors,” he tells the children. “‘I wish I could quit basketball (he wrote),’ because I wasn’t having fun.”

I’m not necessarily a fan of Lin’s game, but I’m sure the documentary will take a look at racism, and some of the adversity that lin, as an Asian had to face.