Reed Nakakihara is the starting point guard for Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California.
He averages 16 points per game. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that opposing fans would taunt him in an attempt to throw him off his game.
What he didn’t expect were the racial taunts he received from fans of Esperanza in Anaheim, reports Sportige.
“Jackie Chan,’ and ‘shrimp fried rice,’ or ‘chicken fried rice,’ something like that,” Nakakihara said the students were chanting. “I’d love to see the fans be able to chant things whatever they want, but they should refrain from when they get personal about race, maybe back off about that.”
Nonetheless Nakahihara had the last laugh. Foothill won 61-57.
You can watch Nakakihara in action and hear what he and Esperanza’s principal said about all this in the clip below from KCBS.