A few days ago, the Chinese Basketball Association postponed its season indefinitely due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.
Most of the foreign players and coaches of the league have left China, and it is unclear when and if the season will resume. Just to be on the safe side, all team practices have been banned to prevent the possibility of spreading the virus.
NBA champion Jeremy Lin, who signed a deal to play for the Beijing Shougang Ducks, would soon take to Instagram to write about how sad he is at the coronavirus-related racism he has seen in the US since returning to the country.
Lin addressed the past 12 months in a 270-word post he “felt very strongly about”.
“I’ve lived in China this past season and now being back on US soil, I’m saddened by the racist comments regarding the virus in China. There are real people suffering and real heroes working around the clock in service to others – please don’t let your fear or ignorance rob you of seeing that,” he wrote.
“This world needs more compassion and empathy.”
Lin left the league with a career average of 11.6 points and 4.3 assists per game in the NBA.
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