It was a repeat of what happened when Jeremy Lin first joined the New York Knicks. A security guard at the arena where the Charlotte Hornets play had to be convinced Lin was really an NBA basketball player.
Lin as usual reacted with good nature about the incident with his new team, tweeting about it to his nearly 1.5 million followers.
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) September 12, 2015
Fans of Lin will recall the same thing happened the first time he showed up at Madison Square Garden after he had been picked up by the New York Knicks.
That was well before Linsanity when he was playing in relative obscurity. The incident was likely a humbling experience for the Christian player who never lived up to the $25 million three-year contract he signed with Houston Rockets and had a disappointing season with the Los Angeles Lakers.