Jeremy Lin, the point guard of Charlotte Hornets, will be in his homeland Taiwan from June 10-17th to coach basketball at a youth basketball camp in the city of Kaohsiung, the southern tip of Taiwan, and share his life experience at a Christian gathering as part of his annual Asia tour.
The first Asian-American NBA player will participate in charity and promotional events in Taipei before he heads off to mainland China.
Lin, whose parents are immigrants from Taiwan to the United States, soared to fame after leading a winning streak with the New York Knicks in 2012. He then signed a $4.3 million two-year contract with the Hornets in July after a one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and two seasons with the Houston Rockets.
He has a $2.2 million player option for the second season of his two-year deal, meaning he can choose to opt in and resign with Charlotte automatically or become an unrestricted free agent. He can also opt out of his current contract and still resign with the Hornets during free agency under a new deal. During the team's exit interviews on May 2, Lin reflected favorably on his first season with the Hornets.
"This was the most fun I have had in my six years [in the NBA] by far. It's not even close in terms of being around a good group of guys [and] a coaching staff that really cares," said Lin, according to NBA.com. "I definitely want to play with these guys [and] this coach [Steve Clifford]. [When] you bounce around a lot like I have, you see a lot of different organizations and there is definitely a lot of good things I can appreciate about this one in terms of my experience that I didn't have in other situations. If you asked me would I be interested in coming back, there's no question in my mind, it's a resounding yes. I would be very interested in coming back."
In his official website, he expressed gratitude to the people for their prayers, and to his fans' for their unyielding support.
"The journey I've been on has had its ups and downs, and I appreciate all of your support throughout. Some of you have asked how to pray for me so I decided to start a prayer group where I can send out occasional concerns for those who wants to pray and support. So much of what happens is out of our control, but prayer has been the place I have consistently found peace with my Lord and Creator Jesus Christ," he said.
Hornets published a "2015-16 Season in Review" that features Lin as being in the purple and teal this season.
Lin played a total of 78 regular season games this year- the fourth-highest total of any player on the team and his personal record since the 2012-13 NBA campaign.