SOURCE / CREDIT: Christian Post / Samuel Smith
Christian basketball star Jeremy Lin says that he is “thankful” to be moving on to the next phase of his NBA career after signing a mutli-season deal with the Brooklyn Nets Friday.
The 27-year-old Lin, who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets and averaged 11.7 points per game, has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The three-season deal will likely provide the former Harvard University guard with a little bit more stability moving forward in his career as he has played for three different teams over the last three seasons and has been on five different teams since he started playing in the NBA in 2010.
Lin, an avid Christian who is not afraid to hide his faith, confirmed the deal on Friday morning when he took to Twitter to praise God and express gratitude for his new opportunity.
“The journey continues … thankful for the next chapter!! #Godisgood,” Lin tweeted, along with a photo of himself dribbling a basketball in a No. 7 Nets jersey.