The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Miami Heat in a preseason game at Barclays center tonight but that was hardly the main story. Nets starting point guard Jeremy Lin has been a topic of discussion because of his hair choice. The Chinese American, has dreadlocks and ex NBA player Kenyon Martin accused Lin of wanting to be black. We wrote about it here. BSO was live at the game and Lin addressed the issue post game. Recognizing the volatile time we are in, he urged his Asian fans not to use racial slurs when commenting on social media about Martin.
Jeremy Lin is a thoughtful man and I don’t think he is trying to appropriate black culture in a harmful way. Lin really believes in unity and bringing different groups of people together to unite for a common goal. He believes if people come together and can understand the problems within other ethnic groups as well as their own, we’d be in a better place. I have to agree with him on that.
Flip the page to see Jeremy Lin’s thoughtful comments postgame.