Jeremy Lin visiting Taiwan as part of his annual Asia tour

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Jeremy Lin visiting Taiwan as part of his annual Asia tour

Jeremy Lin is going to have busy offseason as he is set to become a free agent once again and many teams will be interested in his services. But before he gets hounded by NBA teams, Lin will be visiting Taiwan from June 10 to 17 as part of his annual Asia tour.

According to Focus Taiwan News Channel, Lin will be having a basketball camp in Kaohsiung City wherein he teaches kids some basic basketball drills. He will be in the southern Taiwanese city for two days starting on June 11.

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The 27-year-old point guard then travels to the capital city of Taipei on June 13. He will do a variety of activities for four days including a participation in a charity event, giving a seminar, a fan meet-and-greet and a couple of promotional appearances.

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Lin will also attend a Christian gathering on June 11 in Kaohsiung City to talk about his faith and share some of his success stories. His Taiwan tour ends on June 17 when he travels to China, where his lineage came from.

The Charlotte Hornets premier sixth man is of Taiwanese descent and is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese origin to play in the NBA. Lin was born in California and he was raised in a Christian family.

His popularity in Asia skyrocketed in 2012 when “Linsanity” took over New York City. He had the second-highest selling jersey sales for that year behind Derrick Rose.

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Lin became even more popular when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014 and was teammates with Kobe Bryant. Nonetheless, the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent in NBA history proved this season that he is capable of being a difference maker if given the chance.

The 2016 NBA free agency starts on July 1 and Lin is expected to opt-out of his contract. He prefers to stay in Charlotte but he has been linked with the teams like the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers.

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  • Monica Levitskya

    His parents were born in Taiwan, not China.

    • batangpasIit

      That’s a common mistake and confusion. Non-Chinese don’t know between the two. They think China and Taiwan are the same.

      • Josh Howard

        Some uneducated people might not know the difference. Also some people in the Chinese government.

  • 33Sambuang

    Lin should not limit his travel to Asia to Taiwan and China only. I’m sure he has lots of fans in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam where lots of local Chinese are also present. His fan base is not limited to Chinese but to other Asian nationalities as well.