Guangdong team Yi Jianlian and Liaoning team Han Dejun jumped the ball.

Image source: Osport All Sports Photo Agency client, Beijing, October 9th (Wang Hao) The new CBA season is just around the corner, and all teams are preparing nervously.

However, the three influential figures in the CBA League seldom appeared in the news about the new season.

After Yi Jianlian suffered a rupture of the Achilles tendon, he began a long road to rehabilitation. Jeremy Lin chose not to renew his contract with Beijing and hope to return to the NBA. Ding Yanyuhang re-signed with his old team Shandong Men's Basketball Team and returned to the CBA.

  Two days ago, Yi Jianlian announced on social media that the Guangdong team will go on a championship parade.

However, he may not be able to participate while he is still recovering in the United States.

Jeremy Lin posted a video of his shooting training on social media, shooting a high percentage of three-pointers, but his next contract is still undecided.

Ding Yan Yuhang’s social media has not been updated for a long time. Judging from the physical examination videos that flowed out before, the injury has not healed.

  They are far away from the game for different reasons, and the difficulties they have to face are not the same, but the common point is that they keep pursuing the light in their hearts, and on the way, they also paid a heavy price.

Compote and Trophy

  On August 2, before starting his CBA playoff tour, Yi Jianlian received the regular season MVP trophy-God of War Cup from "God of War" Liu Yudong.

This is his fifth regular season MVP, but it is the first time he has a specially designed trophy.

  In the past, most of the trophies for various CBA awards were purchased randomly, and the MVP trophy was like a "fruit plate" many times.

In 2013, Yi Jianlian's MVP trophy also had an oolong drop.

Last season, the "God of War Cup" was officially released.

And Ding Yan Yuhang once "greeted" the God of War Cup on Weibo.

Screenshot of Weibo.

  In the past ten seasons, only two people in the CBA league have won more than two regular season MVPs, namely Yi Jianlian and Ding Yanyuhang.

Starting from the 2016-2017 season, Ding Yan Yuhang won the regular season MVP twice in a row. People called him a "four-character foreign aid" and expected him to take over the banner of the Chinese men's basketball team from Yi Jianlian.

  But when Yi Jianlian finally had his God of War Cup, Ding Yan Yuhang's situation was completely different.

The CBA playoffs are lively, and the top domestic players will sing and I will debut.

Among them, there is no figure of Ding Yan Yuhang.

Just a few days before Yi Jianlian received the award, Ding Yan Yuhang appeared on the field, but it seemed that his condition was not good.

  After failing to break into the NBA, he returned to China with an injury, but the contract negotiations with his old club Shandong team have not been smooth.

In terms of the results, Ding Yan Yuhang gave up the big contract, domestic popularity and even commercial interests that he had already in his hands, and pursued a distant dream, which was a costly decision.

Ding Yanyuhang, who scored 31 points in the 2017 CBA All-Star Game, won the most valuable player (MVP) title.

The picture shows Ding Yan Yuhang in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Xing Chong

  Facing the still lively CBA after the rematch, will Ding Yan Yuhang regret his decision for a moment?

Promotion and elimination

  Last season, the Guangdong team eliminated the Beijing team 2:1 to advance to the CBA finals.

Although the whole season has been advancing all the way, Guangdong's road to promotion this round is not smooth.

In the last round, Yi Jianlian strained his thigh, missed the first two games of this round, and played the last game with an injury before leading his team to a difficult victory.

  Jeremy Lin, who is opposite, is no better than Yi Jianlian.

The suffocating defensive intensity of the entire series left him scarred.

After the game, he had some hearing problems and had to go to a doctor.

In his own words, "Ankles, knees, waist, neck, ears, and face may all take a while to recover."

  The two veterans in their 30s simply "fought their lives" for victory.

Data map: Jeremy Lin (middle) in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

  However, it was also from this night that Yi Jianlian's leg injury became a breach tearing his health.

In the end, in the third game of the finals, Yi Jianlian collapsed, holding his ankle in pain.

A torn Achilles tendon, everyone knows what this means for a veteran who has been on the court for almost 20 years.

  After the finals, a video of the award ceremony was heatedly discussed by fans.

In the video, Yao Ming seemed to ask Yi Jianlian on the podium. Yi Jianlian replied with a smile. Many people think that the mouth is "broken".

  Although this interpretation has a lot of "brain supplement" elements, but at a moment when almost all fans are concerned about Yi Jianlian and have some bad guesses in their hearts, he felt the injury personally and smiled. as usual.

Yi Jianlian was injured and fell to the ground without contact.

Image source: Visual China

  If such a result has been foreseen, I believe no matter which team's fans will oppose Yi Jianlian's injury.

But in the locker room after the game, Yi Jianlian wore the tenth crown T-shirt of Guangdong and said: "For me, it's still very worthwhile."

Return and parting

  On September 15, the Shandong Men’s Basketball Team announced that it had completed the signing of a new contract with Ding Yanyuhang. From the official registration information released by the CBA, Ding Yanyuhang renewed the maximum salary contract.

And then, Ding Yan Yuhang's agency also issued a statement, saying that Ding Yan Yuhang will not return to the competition this season but only receives basic salary.

  Judging from the public information about Ding Yan Yuhang's injury and illness, he should still be a certain distance away from passing the physical examination.

If it really fails the physical test, its economic loss will be very large.

On September 18, the CBA officially announced that the Shandong team had completed the physical test for the new season, and Ding Yanyuhang did not officially participate in the physical test.

This means that he is unlikely to appear at the beginning of the new season.

Data map: Ding Yanyuhang attacked from the basket in the 2018 CBA All-Star Game.

China News Agency reporter Chen Wenshe

  From the top successor of the CBA League to the present, this may be the price of pursuing dreams.

Many people see the risk of chasing dreams from his experience, but few people will go back to 2018. He decides how much courage it takes to get out of his comfort zone and break into the NBA.

  Coincidentally, on the same day that Shandong announced the signing of Ding Yan Yuhang, Jeremy Lin announced that he would not renew his contract with Beijing Shougang. He wanted to return to the NBA.

  Some people say that he decided to leave because of CBA's foreign aid salary cap.

But in fact, judging from last season's performance, Jeremy Lin has struggled to recover to his peak form after a major injury.

Whether he can get an NBA contract is still unknown.

To stay in CBA and continue to develop their own business value in the Chinese market, Jeremy Lin is the most profitable choice.

Data map: Yi Jianlian (right) and Jeremy Lin in the game.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

  Jeremy Lin said that he had not slept well in the past few weeks when he made the decision.

For him, this may be the last chance to sprint into the NBA. Can Jeremy Lin achieve his wish?

I don't know, but people who have known his story should sincerely wish him his wish.

  Now the autumn mood is getting colder, some people return while others leave, and some people struggle with injuries to return to the arena.

Whether it's Yi Jianlian, Jeremy Lin or Ding Yan Yuhang, they are in different situations and have different paths, but despite the scars and stumbling, they all write the same thing-gritted their teeth and chased their dreams.