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Jeremy Lin Talks about Racism on the Basketball Court

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin is opening up more about the racism he has felt in his basketball career.

Lin told ESPN the racial hatred was worse while he played at Harvard than it is today in the NBA.

“The worst was at Cornell, when I was being called a c—k,” the Brooklyn Nets point guard said in an interview on his teammate’s podcast, Outside Shot with Randy Foye. “That’s when it happened. I don’t know … that game, I ended up playing terrible and getting a couple of charges and doing real out-of-character stuff. My teammate told my coaches [that] they were calling Jeremy a c—k the whole first half. I didn’t say anything, because when that stuff happens, I kind of just, I go and bottle up — where I go into turtle mode and don’t say anything and just internalize everything.”

Lin said he got no help from the ref.

“My teammate started yelling at the ref, ‘You just heard it, it was impossible for you not to hear that. How could you not do something?’ And the ref just pretended like nothing happened.”

You can read the full story on ESPN.
 
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