I’m sorry Jeff Teague. With all due respect to your All-Star talent, this is much worse than your Atlanta Hawks leaving you off the team bus.
Teams arena officials all-round the country are leaving Charlotte Hornets star Jeremy Lin like there is nothing on the back of his jersey.
The same Jeremy Lin who back in 2012 had a Linsanity type introduction to the hoops world for more than his 15 minutes of fame in the Worlds Most Famous Arena in Madison Square Garden as a New York Knick. The same Jeremy Lin who carried the Yao Ming global appeal torch for the Houston Rockets. The same Jeremy Lin who last season partnered with Kobe Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers. The same Jeremy Lin who this year playing for Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets is having a buzz worthy resurgence in North Carolina. The same Jeremy Lin who can still hit 30 still years off it. The same Jeremy Lin with that awesome hair.
The same Jeremy Lin who still has to show I.D. to get into opposing teams arenas around the country.
Like his credentials aren’t enough!
It is what it is. Ignorance! Not an excuse. His own Charlotte Hornets made that mistake once…never again! Yet still many security members of NBA teams working in an “offical” capacity don’t recognise one of the associations better individual and team players. Despite the fact that he’s played for a handful of these teams and given them crazy contributions.
This is more than Linsanity. It is insane!
“It’s just part of being asian in the NBA”, Jeremy Lin offered as an excuse he doesn’t have to make.
It’s the rest of the league that owes us one…and Jeremy Lin more than an apology.
This is a sleeper pick for ‘Sixth Man Of The Year’. Part and parcel due to the fact that the Hornets refuse to start him off the bench. He’s got his own squad goal problems to deal with without the other teams sleeping on him. Time for the NBA to wake up! On the clock this is one of the most talented. Beating buzzers 24 for 48. Recognise that.
This is a league and a sport full of individuals who have overcome such ignorance and brutal bigotry that still sickingly exists today. This is racism, plain and simple. All we have to do is look back last month to the Oscars were comedian Chris Rock overcame the ignorance of the Academy with a moving monologue that was hilarious and scathingly satirical. Only to then practically erase all that a sketch or two later as he mocked Asians with a tactless skit that didn’t even register a snicker.
Lin took this to task tweeting “Seriously though, when is this going to change?!? Tired of it being “cool” and “ok” to bash Asians smh”. He stood up for what he believed in and people everywhere of any race suffering this type of indignation.
Time for the people to stand up back for him. He’ll play through it and against it and all this inequality. Leaving it all on the floor as this class act competitior always does. This is the type of play that he’s brought to arenas nationwide that has opened doors for so many others worldwide. So why are many more being shut in his face?
Time to kick it in people.
Jeremy Lin doesn’t need any identification, the back of his fans jerseys says it all.