Jeremy Lin’s Coronavirus Bully Identified By NBA G-League

Jeremy Lin’s Coronavirus Bully Identified By NBA G-League

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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