Summer 2024

Nets Jeremy Lin suffers season-ending injury, says God is still faithful

Nets guard Jeremy Lin fell to the ground holding his leg, wincing in pain. He knew it wasn’t good.

In the fourth quarter of the season opener against the Pacers, Lin’s season likely came to an end.

Brooklyn announced today that Lin has a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee and is expected to miss the rest of 2017-18.

“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement Thursday. “We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role.”

Lin’s faith in Jesus Christ has been on display since his arrival to the NBA back in 2011 and his response on social media after the injury was once again pointing people back his creator.

“God ALWAYS faithful and in control.” 

Lin burst on the NBA scene with the New York Knicks in 2012 and Linsanity was born.

Since then, Lin has had a very productive pro career, averaging more than 12 points with the Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, Hornets and Nets.

In July of 2016, Lin agreed to a 3-year deal with Brooklyn for $36 million. He averaged 14.5 points in 2016-17 with Brooklyn but injuries allowed him to only play in 36 games.

Click below to read more on Lin’s faith from a Sports Spectrum article written in 2012. 

NBA Closeup – Jeremy Lin