Back in late February Jeremy Lin revealed that he was the victim of racist bullying in the NBA G-League.
“Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” he wrote on Facebook.
Many immediately called on Lin to name the bully responsible, but he refused to.
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 27, 2021
Despite Lin’s reluctance to cooperate, the person who he was describing has reportedly been brought to justice.
“After an investigation, the NBA G League identified the player who said ‘coronavirus’ toward Jeremy Lin during a game and is handling the matter internally with Lin’s support,” Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Friday.
After an investigation, the NBA G League identified the player who said “coronavirus” toward Jeremy Lin during a game and is handling the matter internally with Lin’s support, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Statement from a G League spokesperson: pic.twitter.com/YaDf6CzjcA
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2021
Lin signed with the NBA G League’s Santa Cruz Warriors this season in hopes of getting another shot in the pro ranks. In nine outings he has averaged 19.8 points on 50.5 percent shooting from the field, 6.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds.
The real star of All-Star weekend. https://t.co/jAMuWDI2Vl
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 9, 2021
Prior to the NBA season beginning Lin was very close to signing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets or Golden State Warriors, but ultimately one never materialized.
Lin also almost signed a separate contract with the Warriors, but a single big mistake ended up botching the potential agreement.
Based on how outspoken Lin has been on the topics of Asian identity and COVID over the past few months, it’s safe to assume he will continue using his platform to speak out.