Larry Johnson Rips Jeremy Lin For His ‘Subliminal Whining,’ Not Naming Players Who Called Him ‘Coronavirus’ (TWEETS)
A day after a league official stated that the G League is investigating a claim made by Jeremy Lin that he was called “coronavirus” during a game, Lin tweeted that he’s “not naming or shaming anyone.”
“I know this will disappoint some of you but I’m not naming or shaming anyone,” Lin tweeted Saturday. “What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down? It doesn’t make my community safer or solve any of our long-term problems with racism.”
That upset a lot of people that included Larry Johnson.
The former Kansas City Chiefs running back took to Twitter and blasted Lin.
“Bruh Shut It. Subliminally whine, but never call out which players actually called him ‘coronavirus.’
He forgot the president’s executive order within months of being elected, protecting him from Virus Racism, and he didn’t even have to form an Asian Lives Matter to get it.”
It was last week when Lin took to Facebook and spoke out about the racism he believes the Asian American community continues to deal with.
“Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” he wrote.
“When I experienced racism in the Ivy League, it was my assistant coach Kenny Blakeney that talked me through it,” Lin tweeted Saturday. “He shared with me his own experiences as a Black man — stories of racism I couldn’t begin to comprehend. Stories of being called the n-word and having things thrown at him from cars. He drew from his experiences with identity to teach me how to stay strong in mine. He was also the first person to tell me I was an NBA player as a sophomore at Harvard. I thought he was crazy.”
Before his G League stint this season, Lin had been playing in the Chinese Basketball Association.