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Kenyon Martin Issues Apology To Jeremy Lin After Being Roasted With Class: ‘Wasn’t Meant To Be Racial’ (VIDEO)
This might be one of the most unlikely and unfortunate beefs of all-time.
Earlier this week, former New Jersey Nets star Kenyon Martin took issue with current Nets point guard Jeremy Lin being Asian and having dreadlocks, stating he was trying to be black in a video on Instagram.
Lin eventually saw the video and delivered a knockout blow with the classiest post ever:
After that roast session, the former NBA all-star eventually issued an apology through TMZ and Sports Illustrated.
“This was never meant to be racial. It was thought of as what would’ve been done in our locker room,” Martin told Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated. “It would’ve been jokes. We would’ve been making jokes.
“It’s far from racist. I guess saying ‘Wanting to be black’ made it racial. But I despise people that look down because of race. It was meant to be a Ha-Ha-Ha moment. If you watch, I was laughing in the statements. It got taken too far. I wanted to clear the air.
“He has the right to rock any hairstyle he wants. It got out of control. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than banter. Jeremy is an athlete and I would hope he understood that this was in fun and not to offend and as long as he’s not offended that’s all that matters. I wish him well.”
Here’s the video to TMZ: