For a player who could lead a winning turn around for the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin is nowhere close to your average basketball player. As the first American of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA and win an NBA championship, the stars were aligned for this superstar. After his time at Knicks, he played for Houston Rockets (2012-2014), Los Angeles Lakers (2014-2015), Charlotte Hornets (2015-2016), Brooklyn Nets (2016-2018), Atlanta Hawks (2018-2019), and Toronto Raptors in 2019. However, he never got back to the excellent form he was while with the Knicks and battled lots of injuries.
The move to China
At the end of 2019, Jeremy Lin realized he had to make a tough career decision as he had not yet been signed. He opted to join the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) and utilize his potential before his professional career comes to an end. Lin signed with the Beijing Ducks and has quickly become one of the most impressive players in the league.
Jeremy’s signature shoes
At a time when many people thought that Jeremy Lin’s light would fade away, he has made an incredible comeback. The former NBA guard surprised everyone when he dropped his first signature shoe;
- The Xtep JLin One
These shoes were released after collaboration with the Chinese brand Xtep Sports, which launched its basketball category. Everything was right about the sneakers release as they marked Lin’s 11 years as a professional player. The first colorways were a mix of blue and white to represent Jeremy’s focus and harmonious flow as he takes inspiration from water.
The best news is that the release of these shoes brought back attention to the player and Lin-sanity’s popularity. After there was a lot of buzz about Jeremy Lin’s signature shoes, Nike decided to play a part and launch a version of the shoe for the general public.
- Xtep Levitation 4
These are the shoes that Jeremy has been wearing to the courts while playing for the Beijing Ducks. They were the first signature shoes to be launched by the player, and they were designed to be a perfect combination of performance and style. The Levitation 4 brandishes Jeremy’s JL7 logo at the sides and has a colorful sole that makes them adorable.
Before the Xtep deal
While playing in the NBA, Jeremy Lin had a sponsorship deal with Nike and Adidas. Before leaving for China, he loved the:
- Adidas Pro Bounce 2018 Low
These shoes were designed for the all-around basketball player, and Jeremy Lin loved them for their bounce cushioning. He was often in a white pair and featured them in a couple of games.
- Adidas Crazy Explosive 2017
This was another top pick by Jeremy Lin when he had a running deal with Adidas. As explosive as the name, these shoes enabled him to set records while in the court whenever he got the chance.
- Adidas Crazylight Boost 2016
No one can forget the Jeremy Lin Player Edition of Adidas Crazylight Boost 2016. The all-white pair was personalized with his family members’ names, offering a unique touch to an already outstanding shoe design.