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NBA’s G League investigates reports of Jeremy Lin claiming he was called “Coronavirus”

by | Mar 1, 2021 | Sports

The NBA G League has launched an investigation surrounding racist remarks made towards Santa Cruz Warriors point guard Jeremy Lin. The former Knicks star filed a complaint after allegedly being called “coronavirus” during a game.

The G League confirmed an investigation was launched. The news comes after a lengthy twitter post by Lin detailing his experiences with racism as an asian american. The post included the guard’s time while playing at Harvard, in the NBA and more. His ultimate message: stick up for those being mistreated.

Amidst a slew of racism against Asian-Americans since the pandemic, Lin is turning into an activist within the league. In mid-February, the basketball star joined New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang for a discussion on anti-Asian discrimination.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr spoke on Lin’s situation ​in a post game interview​, “I applaud Jeremy for his words and echo his sentiments regarding racism against the Asian American community.”

The ‘Linsanity’ star may no longer be on an NBA team, but clearly his influence remains. Read about his signature shoe, launched in October, ​here.

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