Jeremy Lin Returns from Injury: Not Being Somebody Else, I Want to Be Best Version of Myself

By Ruth Wang, October 15, 2018 10:10 AM

Jeremy Lin

"I want to say a lot. Thank you all for your support. I'm back."

This is the statement Jeremy Lin posted to announce his return on Sina microblog on October 2, 2018. 

It had been almost one year since he left the court for a serious knee injury. In a match against the Indiana Pacers on Oct. 19, 2017, the former Brooklyn Nets guard tumbled, which led to a patella tendon rupture in his right knee. He cried out, "I'm done, I'm done..." 

A comment from a professional said that the rupture might require several times more effort than normal people need to recover. 

During that time, Lin believed that God was in control and he was resolved to recover. The last year was also a period when his faith harvest growth through sufferings.

In his latest prayer request, the Christian basket player said that he had been challenging himself to "give God more space to speak into my life". In an exclusive interview with Chinese magazine Portrait, Lin answered that he lost an entire year of his career, but he was confident that would be a turning point at the cost of one year. The return would be greater than what he paid. 

Recalling the loss of a championship due to the wound in high school, he said that this incident was similar to that. However, great changes took place in him through the experience. "All my changes started from that comment. If I had not tried harder, I would never have become a university player or an NBA player. I think things are the same. If I keep "

In addition, he was excited about his performance and contributions in the following new season. 

"I completely believe that I will do better than before. I will only focus on how well I do. I won't compare with other people or being somebody else, I only want to be the best version of myself. I always believe that I can break down the ceiling."

Asked whether he trash talks in the court, Jeremy replied, "I believe that you play for God, so that is not the best way to treat people."

The magazine continued the question, "But many Christian players talk rubbish."

The new Hawks guard replied, "But I'm not them. I control myself. For example, a man who claims himself to be a Christian has sex with another girl apart from his wife. If I were a good friend, I might tell him not to do this. However, I can't control him. I can only control myself. I need to be faithful in my future marriage." 

- Translated by Karen Luo

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Korean Consul Visits Shanghai CCC&TSPM

On March 13, 2019, the South Korean Consul Baek Jae Yeon in Shanghai visited the Shanghai Christian Council & Municipal Three-Self Association.

Anhui Christians Plant Trees on Arbor Day

On March 9, 2019, in Anqing, Anhui Province, believers from the city and Haikou county led by Pastor Zheng Yuguo, members of the Timothy fellowships, and volunteers visited Anqing's Zhengsheng Love and Care Service Centre to plant trees.

Chinese Pastors, Believers Mourn Death of Former Foreign Teacher of China’s National Theological Seminary

Recently several Chinese pastors and believers expressed their sorrow for a former foreign teacher of China's national theological seminary who died at the age of 79.

Korean Diplomats Visit Shanghai Moore Memorial Church

The visitation team including Lee Taeho, second Korean vice minister of foreign affairs, visited

Yunnan Multiethnic Christian Church Tells Its History, Status Quo

Editor's Notes: On November 8, 2017, a 100-year celebration was held at the Manyun Christian Church in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. For commemorating the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Gospel for this locality. A few days ago, the Manyun Christian Church published an article about the history and status quo of the church.

"They Need More Care and Recognition" - Kunming Christians Talk about Leprosy Survivors

In this era of continuous development and progress in society, leprosy has become history. Only a few people know the existence of leprosy patients and occasionally visit them.

Jiangsu Gov’t Officials Investigate Church Publication

On February 22, 2019, local government officials of Nanjing came to investigate the publication of Nanjing Mochou Lu Church.

Chinese Translation of Biography of Samuel Pollard Published

A Chinese translation version of "the best biography of Samuel Pollard" was published.

Microcosm of Dalian Modern History through Churches

Dalian, located in the southernmost part of Northeast China, witnessed the complex situation in Northeast Asia spanning/from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

From Spring Festival to Lantern Festival — Why Are Christians' WeChats Being "Invaded" by "Chicken Soup" Articles?

A Spring Festival WeChat "hustling" phenomenon among less mature Christians.