As far as Jeremy Lin is concerned, there is nothing wrong showing off one's emotion. Some may call that person weak but the American-Asian believes that this is actually a sign of strength. Appearing at another event in Shanghai, Lin defended himself after that viral moment he had in Taiwan recently.

In a report by Diamond Leung of The Athletic, Lin defended himself for sharing his frustrations of being left out in NBA free agency. He broke into tears and mentioned that the NBA had given up on him.

“I think showing weakness is one of the greatest signs of strength,” Lin said. “Ironically, to be able to be OK with your weakness is one of the strongest things you could do. Who doesn’t have weaknesses? We all do. But to show them is one of the strongest things you can do."

Apparently, that revelation drew mixed reactions although it was not surprising. Many felt for the 30-year-old guard while others took a swipe at his "rock bottom" statements. Upon learning this, the one-time NBA champion apologized if all these rubbed people in a wrong way.

“If I rubbed people the wrong way, I’m sorry,” Lin said. “But at the end of the day, I know what I’ve been through, I know the obstacles that I’ve been through, and I also know what kind of player I can become, and I know I haven’t done that.”

Looking ahead, Lin remains idle although he does have options. At some point, some NBA team could come along to pick him up and use him in a reserve role - similar to what he did with the Toronto Raptors. Outside the NBA, there were suggestions of him being considered to play in Europe with CSKA Moscow. Those were shut down recently when a Russian sports journalist revealed that no talks were happening and that the team was critical of his health condition due to injuries suffered the past seasons.

In a previous post, another option was to consider the Chinese Basketball Association where he could recompose himself and hope to gain the interest of NBA teams moving forward. With dwindling options right now, Lin may have low chances of playing next season. He could be waiting until the regular season wars start and then decide when he will play next - at least for the time being.

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