Now, it’s time to move on.
The point guard – whose Asian roots, path as undrafted out of Harvard and flash of brilliant play with the Knicks brought him worldwide attention with Linsanity – signed with the Beijing Ducks, as somewhat expected.
Lin is already highly popular in China. He’ll enter the Chinese Basketball Association a star.
His ability to operate in the pick-and-roll should help him keep that status. He could post big numbers in that league.
At 31, he even has a chance to return to the NBA eventually. He’s a borderline NBA player. Right now, he’s out. But it wouldn’t take much for him to nudge himself back in.