Lin Planned On Walking Away From Basketball If He Didn't Establish NBA Career
Unlike many players who go undrafted, Jeremy Lin had no interest in pursuing a professional basketball career overseas.
Lin was planning on giving himself one more year to establish himself in the NBA before pursuing a career with his Harvard degree.
"I absolutely would not have liked playing in Spain or somewhere like that, so I was just gonna do it a year," said Lin. "Then I was gonna be done."
Lin did not care for his experience in the D-League while a rookie in the Golden State Warriors' organization.
"I'm going to be honest, playing in D-League games is tough," said Lin. "We got way more fans at Harvard games. It feels like a demotion, and it feels like if you have one bad game then the thought gets in your brain: I might get cut."