“Being an Asian American doesn’t mean we don’t experience poverty and racism. Being a 9-year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court. Being a man of faith doesn’t mean I don’t fight for justice, for myself and for others. So here we are again, sharing how we feel. IS ANYONE LISTENING??”


Lin has long spoken on the racism Asians have faced in America amid the pandemic, and the hate crimes that have been demonstrated toward them. Last March, he called out former President Donald Trump for his use of the term “Chinese virus,” and emboldening racists during the outbreak of COVID in America.

And overall, Lin’s not asking for very much, primarily just for people to listen, and preferably, to be kind.