Former NBA star Jeremy Lin was called ‘coronavirus’ during game prompting investigation 


Former NBA star Jeremy Lin reveals he was called ‘coronavirus’ during game – but says he won’t name player who said it

  • Jeremy Lin, who is now playing for minor league G’s Santa Cruz Warriors, took to his social media Thursday to share news of the offensive remark
  • ‘Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,’ Lin said in the post
  • Lin shared an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate stat that showed that there had been 2808 attacks against the community since March 2020 
  • On Friday, Golden State coach Steve Kerr expressed interest in having the NBA investigate Lin’s claim
  • The G League is investigating the incident
  • Former New York Knicks said Saturday that he would not reveal who the player was who made the comments 

Former NBA player Jeremy Lin revealed he was called ‘coronavirus‘ by a fellow player – but refused to say who hurled the racially offensive insult.

Lin, who is now playing for the minor league G’s Santa Cruz Warriors, took to his social media Thursday to slam racism against Asians.

‘Being an Asian American doesn’t mean we don’t experience poverty and racism,’ the 32-year-old said in the post. ‘Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court.’

Jeremy Lin, who is now playing for the G Leage’s Santa Cruz Warriors, took to his social media Thursday to share news of the offensive remark

'Being an Asian American doesn't mean we don't experience poverty and racism,' the 32-year-old said in the post . 'Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn't protect me from being called 'coronavirus' on the court'

‘Being an Asian American doesn’t mean we don’t experience poverty and racism,’ the 32-year-old said in the post . ‘Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court’

Lin shared an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate stat that showed that there had been 2808 attacks against the community since March 2020

Lin shared an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate stat that showed that there had been 2808 attacks against the community since March 2020

In his initial post, the former New York Knicks basketball player passionately declared that Asian Americans were tired of the racism they had experienced ‘for generations.’

Lin shared an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate statistic, that showed that there had been 2808 attacks against the community since March 2020. 

‘Something is changing in this generation of Asian Americans. We are tired of being told that we don’t experience racism, we are tired of being told to keep our heads down and not make trouble,’ he said in the Thursday post.

‘We are tired of Asian American kids growing up and being asked where they’re REALLY from, of having our eyes mocked, of being objectified as exotic or being told we’re inherently unattractive. We are tired of the stereotypes in Hollywood affecting our psyche and limiting who we think we can be. We are tired of being invisible, of being mistaken for our colleague or told our struggles aren’t as real.’

He didn’t specify when the incident took place or whether it had occurred in Orlando, Florida, where he is currently playing. 

On Friday, Golden State coach Steve Kerr expressed interest in having the NBA investigate Lin’s claim. ESPN.com reported that the G League is investigating the incident.  

‘I just saw the Facebook post just now,’ Kerr said. ‘Really powerful. I applaud Jeremy for his words and echo his sentiments regarding racism against the Asian American community. 

On Friday, Golden State coach Steve Kerr expressed interest in having the NBA investigate Lin's claim. ESPN.com reported that the G League is investigating the incident

On Friday, Golden State coach Steve Kerr expressed interest in having the NBA investigate Lin’s claim. ESPN.com reported that the G League is investigating the incident

Following news of the investigation, Lin - who was the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent - took to social media Saturday to share an Apple Note where he explained that he would not be revealing who made the comment

Following news of the investigation, Lin – who was the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent – took to social media Saturday to share an Apple Note where he explained that he would not be revealing who made the comment

‘It’s just so ridiculous and obviously spawned by many people, including our former president [Donald Trump], as it relates to the coronavirus originating in China. It’s just shocking. I don’t know — I can’t wrap my head around any of it, but I can’t wrap my head around racism in general.’

Following news of the investigation, Lin – who was the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent – took to social media Saturday to share an Apple Note where he explained that he would not be revealing who made the comment. 

‘I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m not naming or shaming anyone,’ he wrote in the note. ‘What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down?

He added: ‘It doesn’t make my community safer or solve any of our long-term problems with racism.’  

'I know this will disappoint some of you but I'm not naming or shaming anyone,' he wrote in the note. 'What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down?'

‘I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m not naming or shaming anyone,’ he wrote in the note. ‘What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down?’

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