The long wait is over as Jeremy Lin makes his debut in the CBA. His first game with the Beijing Ducks did not disappoint with a 25-point performance and taking home the victory against the Tianjin Gold Lions.

Coming off from a championship with the Toronto Raptors, Jeremy Lin found himself trying to find a job in the NBA but there was not much on the table for him.

Lin even voiced out his grief that his life has hit ‘rock bottom’ in a church crowd in Taiwan.

"Free agency has been tough because I feel like in some ways the NBA has kind of given up on me,” said Lin who finds himself headed to China and debuting for the Beijing Ducks a few months after.

In an all-out mission to prove that he still has a game left, the former New York Knicks point guard flirted with a double-double and finished with 25 points, nine assists and six boards. He was also named the game’s MVP.

Ducks teammates Zhu Yanxi accompanied Lin’s charge with 19 points, nine boards and two steals. Fang Shou added 18 points, three dimes and two steals.

The only disappointment in the game is that Lin promised to donate US$426 for every three-point shot to charity. He hit none.

Lin’s scoring performance put him on the top 5 scorers on opening weekend in the CBA along with fellow ex-NBA player Lance Stephenson who scored 34 points.

During the ‘Linsanity’ run with the New York Knicks, Lin was averaging 14.6 points, 6.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals.

Before leaving the NBA, Lin has hopped to different teams including the Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets and Atlanta Hawks.

Overall, Lin’s stellar performance was worth the hype he created and it is official that “Linsanity” has arrived in China and will continue to be followed the media.

The Beijing Ducks will try to carry this “Linsanity 2.0” momentum heading to their first home game on Nov. 6 against the Shandong Heroes which roster includes former NBA player Ty Lawson along with Chinese players Tao Hanlin, Ding Yanyuhang and Sui Ran.

Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lin #17 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball during the second half of an NBA game against the Orlando Magic at Scotiabank Arena on April 1, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images