The NBA G League is reportedly investigating Jeremy Lin’s claim that he has been called “Coronavirus” while playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors. Lin said on Twitter Saturday, though, that he won’t be “naming or shaming anyone,” for their racism toward him.
“What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down?” Lin said. “It doesn’t make my community safer or solve any of our long-term problems with racism.
“Fighting ignorance with ignorance will get us nowhere. Sharing our own pain by painting another group of people with stereotypes is NOT the way.”
Lin has been open about being one of the few Asians in the NBA and this isn’t the first time he has felt resistance in the league when it comes to racial issues.
Lin is a strong-minded individual who rarely gets rattled on and off the court. For him to hear people calling him coronavirus is simply cruel and unfair and absolutely be investigated by the G League.