Jeremy Lin Wished to Quit Basketball in 2010
It’s all chronicled in Linsanity, a documentary that opens in theaters nationwide Friday and takes the race issue that (Jeremy) Lin has dealt with since his high school days in Palo Alto, Calif., head on.
There is a scene of Lin, while talking with a group of kids at a basketball camp after “Linsanity” had died down, saying he wanted to quit the game while he was with the Warriors. Amid rumblings that their decision to sign the undrafted point guard had more to do with marketing than it did his talent, Lin was discouraged. He played 33 minutes the entire month of December 2010.
“On Dec. 29, I wrote about how I actually wish I never signed with the Warriors,” he tells the children. “‘I wish I could quit basketball (he wrote),’ because I wasn’t having fun.”