• Jeremy Lin shares that his team in the CBA is currently in limbo 
  • Lin is currently signed to a $3 million deal with the Beijing Ducks
  • Lin shares that he doesn't mind playing without fans in attendance 

The global icon Jeremy Lin is currently in quarantine as he waits for the Chinese Basketball Association to resume. The former NBA standout shared that while the global pandemic rages on, he doesn’t mind the idea of playing without the fans.

The CBA has benefited from Lin’s presence when the reigning NBA champion signed a $3 million contract with the Beijing Ducks.

It was a difficult road for Lin in the past offseason but it seems that he has found a new direction for his career in the CBA. The passion for the game basketball transcends any boundaries for Lin as he shared that he prioritizes the love of the sport.

The coronavirus is no exception as Lin wants to continue playing for his team. In a story by USA Today, Lin shared the team’s current situation.

“We’re basically just waiting until June to decide whether we play in July or not,” Lin said.

“That’s the current situation. We’re kind of in limbo right now,” he added by way of Yahoo Sports.

The CBA remains suspended today despite their plans to have the players back in a modified season in mid-to-late April. This, however, did not push through as the threat of the coronavirus continues to affect millions of people worldwide.

One solution that is a possible route to take for these major sporting events is to continue the games without the fans. The wrestling industry has already approached this route with the WWE airing the annual WrestleMania live without a studio audience.

This unique proposal has the support of Lin as he added that he just wants to pick up a ball and play professionally.

“I don’t mind it. I love the game,” Lin said. “I want to play. Fans or no fans, that’s not going to impact how I play. It’s not going to affect me. I want to compete and I love the game. I miss it,” he concluded.

The world is still adjusting to the rapidly evolving situation that this global pandemic has brought upon everyone. Continuing the professional leagues with the proper safety precautions may just help the fans adjust and move forward in this unique and difficult time.

Jeremy Lin of the Beijing Ducks
BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 25: Jeremy Lin #7 of Beijing Ducks in action during 2019/2020 CBA League - Beijing Ducks v Xinjiang Yilite at Beijing Wukesong Sport Arena on December 25, 2019 in Beijing, China. Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images