“What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down?” Lin said. “It doesn’t make my community safer or solve any of our long-term problems with racism.”
“Instead, if you want to truly help, look for the Asian kid that has no one to speak up for him when he’s bullied,” he said. “Look for the Asian American groups that are experiencing poverty but getting overlooked.”
The G League is investigating the incident, a source familiar with the situation told CNN.
During his time at Harvard University, Lin said his assistant coach Kenny Blakeney helped talk him through the moments he experienced racism.
“He shared with me his own experiences as a Black man — stories of racism I couldn’t begin to comprehend,” Lin said.
In 2019, Lin became the first Asian American to win an NBA title while playing for the Toronto Raptors. Lin became a household name in 2012, when he emerged as the breakout star of the New York Knicks. His success was dubbed “Linsanity.”