Jeremy Lin Says he was Called ‘Coronavirus’ During Game, G League Investigating

FILE PHOTO: Mar 18, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin (17) shoots against the New York Knicks in the second half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

A day after a league official told ESPN’s Marc J. Spears that the G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called “coronavirus” during a game, Lin tweeted that he’s “not naming or shaming anyone.”

“I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m not naming or shaming anyone,” Lin tweeted Saturday. “What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down? It doesn’t make my community safer or solve any of our long-term problems with racism.”

In a Facebook post Thursday, Lin, the former NBA guard now playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League, spoke out about the racism he believes the Asian American community continues to deal with and offered examples that he said he has experienced.

“Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” he wrote.

Lin didn’t specify when he was called that, and it was unclear if the incident occurred in the G League bubble in Orlando, Florida, where Lin currently is playing as a member of Santa Cruz, the Golden State Warriors‘ affiliate.

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SOURCE: ESPN

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