Former NBA Star Jeremy Lin Fined $1,400 For Criticizing Chinese COVID-19 Policy

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Jeremy Lin is lucky that it was just a fine.

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin has been fined $1,400 by China’s professional basketball league after he criticized COVID-19 quarantine facilities.

Playing in the Chinese Basketball Association for the Guangzhou Loong Lions, Lin was fined for ““inappropriate remarks about quarantine hotel-related facilities” that the team was occupying Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The CBA stated that “adverse effects on the league and the competition area” were caused by Lin’s comments.

“Can you believe this is a weight room?” said Lin in a social media video that has since been deleted, according to The Paper, which is a Chinese news outlet in Shanghai. “What kind of garbage is this?”

The Paper also reported that Lin deleted the video after realizing the facility was only meant for a short visit.

This was extremely brave by Jeremy Lin to speak out while in China, because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could have easily gotten involved with this entire situation and made it worse than just a $1,400 fine. Luckily, they didn’t, but even if they did, screw ’em. The CCP deserves no respect being the ruthless totalitarians they are. (RELATED: REPORT: Nike Cuts Ties With Kyrie Irving)

Say it loud and say it proud: Down with the CCP!

Shout out to Jeremy Lin, man.