KEY POINTS

  • Jeremy Lin played 23 games for the Toronto Raptors
  • He played nine seasons in the NBA before moving to China
  • The Championship Ring is made of over 600 diamonds

He may be on the other side of the planet right now, but Jeremy Lin finally laid his hands on the hardware for being on the championship team last season.

The talks on whether the 31-year old Lin will ever get his championship ring have come to an end after he shared a video on his TikTok account that was also shared by a Twitter user, pretending to be performing a magic trick with the championship ring.

It was reported that Lin had the ring delivered to him in China after being asked by a fan during his “Impromptu Q&A” session on Instagram. He also revealed that he tried avoiding looking at the ring’s images so he can see it himself first.

Per SportsNet reports, the ring was an elegant one. It is made up of more than 640 diamonds – can still increase in number due to a player’s last name and jersey number, which is located on the right side. Lin’s ring reportedly has over 660 diamonds in it. The centerpiece of the ring is made of 74 diamonds, representing the total wins that the coach Nick Nurse’s squad had en route to winning their first title in franchise history – 58 regular-season wins and 16 wins in the post-season.

The front area of the ring is highlighted with a 1.25-carat diamond that represents the top of the Larry O’Brien trophy, as well as the parts of the Toronto skyline, the chevron NORTH logo, as well as the home court Scotiabank Arena and CN Tower.

Lin, acquired in the mid-season by the Raptors from the Atlanta Hawks, played 23 games for Toronto with averages of 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 18.1 minutes. He only played eight games during the post-season.

At present, Lin is playing for the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association as a foreign player and is averaging 24.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 2.0 steals in 21 games. He is about to make his CBA All-Star debut as a starter after garnering the second highest-votes but he will be taking a month-long break after his team swapped him in favor of another former NBA player Justin Hamilton to give him a rest as he’s become the subject of highly-physical plays by the opposing teams.