Jeremy Lin Receives Taiwanese Passport
The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season has come to an end, and Jeremy Lin (林書豪) has since returned to California to rest. Since joining the Beijing Ducks in 2019, Jeremy averaged 22.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists but he was frequently injured.
Jeremy shared that the players in the CBA are very passionate and often use their bodies as a physical defense. “Often, they are playing ball and hitting people at the same time.” As a player of his status, Jeremy is often the target of the opposition and sometimes will have many players blocking him. After the season finished, he immediately reported to the hospital with injuries to his knees, face, and back. Beijing Duck’s coach also disclosed that at one point after a game, Jeremy could not hear any sounds.
Despite playing with the Beijing Ducks, Jeremy had applied for a Taiwanese passport and was finally granted one yesterday. Even though his father is a Taiwanese citizen, Jeremy was born in the United States and his status was a National without Household Registration. Now with a passport, Jeremy is able to apply for citizenship if he stays in Taiwan for 365 days without leaving or applies as a professional. He can also be a dual citizen and keep his American citizenship.
While many are wondering if Jeremy is paving the road to switch his career base to Taiwan, his father spoke on behalf of Jeremy and said that the basketball star is currently resting and regaining his health in California. In regards to his future career path, Jeremy will let his agent handle the issue.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.