Charlotte may not have a large Asian American population, but Lin knows the important role his ascent has had in his community, reports the Charlotte Observer.
“I definitely think there’s an element, and it brings a little more attention or is a little more captivating because of my ethnicity or whatever,” says Lin. “That’s something I’ve always taken seriously in terms of trying to do things the right way or use the platform the right way. I’ve tried my best to not ever take for granted the amount of people who support me. And what that looks like.
“So I always try to remind myself how unique a situation it is. Because sometimes when you’re living it every day you forget that, ‘Man, this is so special.’ ”
Lin says he’s been impressed with the Hornet fan base so far. He says many have been more interested in welcoming him to their community rather than asking for an autograph or picture.
The point guard who is expected to come off the bench for the Hornets and add some offensive spark.
Lin says he’s already had some big conversations with the team about his role.
Lin joins the first Asian American general manager in professional sports , Rich Cho.
The Harvard grad has already had the opportunity to frequent a few Charlotte restaurants since joining the team. You can read about that in the Charlotte Observer.