• Jeremy Lin donates generous amount to help Wuhan
  • Lin rallies everyone to take preventive measures against COVID-19
  • Lin likely to return to CBA action soon

Jeremy Lin is fully aware that the novel coronavirus is getting out of hand and some people need help. The former NBA player took it upon himself to help out, making donations to help Wuhan, China get the necessary medical equipment to battle the virus.

The 31-year-old announced via his Instagram account that he will be donating money to help Wuhan, China buy the needed medical equipment to battle the coronavirus. 1 million RMB will come from his foundation in China and the American-Asian also pledged another $150 thousand to fight the virus. He also called on everyone to take necessary precautions against the pandemic and to stay together.

"With my bball foundation in China, we’ve donated 1 million RMB to get medical equipment to Wuhan. I’ll also be donating an additional $150,000 towards fighting this virus. Let’s all do our part to quarantine, wash our hands vigorously, wear a protective mask to avoid germs spreading and do our part to share facts and preventative measures. Stay together, fight on!" Lin said.

Lin's initiative should be a big help as the world tries to find an answer to the continuous spread of COVID-19. Despite being snubbed by NBA teams, the one-time NBA champion continues his advocacy in helping causes at whatever capacity he can.

The NBA suspended the 2019-20 season with several players getting infected by the virus. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz were the unfortunate casualties and the league is now pondering its next move. Although the suspension is just for 30 days, there is no assurance that NBA games can resume. Like in the case of China, it took them roughly about 2 to 3 months to take control of the coronavirus although not completely.

The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) plans to resume play in April and is now recalling American players to rejoin their mother teams per a previous report. However, seeing that happen could have some loopholes, especially with the coronavirus now apparently spreading in the US. The CBA previously set stiff penalties but the recent developments could alter their stance.

Lin is currently playing for the Beijing Ducks in the CBA but is not closing the door on a potential NBA return. He was part of the Toronto Raptors NBA championship squad last year although he hardly got to see action. There is no telling if he will ever be given the chance to return to the NBA but it appears he is doing just fine playing in front of his home crowd.

Jeremy Lin (L) with Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce
The Atlanta Hawks are dangling Jeremy Lin, Kent Bazemore and Dewayne Dedmon to interested teams as the NBA trade deadline nears. Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks confers with head coach Lloyd Pierce while playing the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on November 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Getty Images/Matthew Stockman