Jeremy Lin says he's 'not shaming anyone' after claim
Jeremy Lin said he was called "coronavirus" during a game. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Lin says he's 'not shaming anyone' after claim he was called 'coronavirus' on court

One day after it was reported the G League is looking into a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called "coronavirus" during a game, the former Houston Rockets guard tweeted that he's "not naming or shaming anyone."

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Lin spoke out about the racism that Asian Americans are experiencing amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, offering up one of his own experiences. 

"Being a nine-year NBA veteran doesn't protect me from being called 'coronavirus' on the court," Lin wrote. 

It's unclear when Lin was called that, and it's also unclear if it happened in the G League bubble in Orlando, where he's currently playing as a member of the Santa Cruz Warriors. 

Lin also said he dealt with racism in the NBA and while playing collegiate basketball at Harvard. 

The 32-year-old spent nine seasons in the NBA, averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game while shooting 43.3% from the field and 34.2% from deep. He played for the Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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