Movies have been made about Jeremy Lin. He’s been on the cover of Sports Illustrated and he makes millions as one of the few Asian American to play in the NBA.
Yet, like so many Asian Americans, he remains invisible.
Sportsnaut reports a security guard stopped Jeremy Lin from boarding the team bus of the Toronto Raptors after a recent playoff game in Milwaukee.
He’s like, ‘Where do you think you’re going?!’And I’m like, ‘Uh, I’m trying to get to the team bus,’ Lin recalled on the Bill Michaels Sports Talk Network. “He’s like, ‘What?! Where’s your pass?’ I was like, ‘I don’t have a pass. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t have a pass.’”
It’s the same type of story Lin recalled in the movie Linsanity during his first few weeks playing for the New York Knicks in 2011. That was eight years ago. You’d think people hired to provide security for an NBA sports team would have heard about Lin by now.
Lin is headed to the NBA finals with the Toronto Raptors. Barring injury, he’s not expected to get much playing time. He’s only played a total of 26 minutes for the Raptors during this playoff run.
The South China Morning Post reports Lin is getting encouragement from fans, telling him they hope he gets more playing time.
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