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Lin sends strong PSA against violence on Asian Americans originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Jeremy Lin continues to be a strong voice for the Asian American community. On Thursday morning, Lin voiced a PSA condemning "disturbing" anti-Asian violence in America and throughout other countries as well.
Asian Americans have faced a terrible amount of recent attacks in the United States, as well as here in the Bay Area. This isn't the first time Lin has been outspoken on the issues, too. He called for unity in late February and later revealed he has been called "coronavirus" on the court. Warriors coach Steve Kerr then fully supported an investigation into the slur against Lin.
Lin later explained on CNN why he refuses to name the player who allegedly called him the slur in a G League game during the Orlando bubble with Lin a member of the Santa Cruz Warriors.
"To me, it's not about trying to take somebody down or anything like that," Lin told CNN's Don Lemon earlier this month. "It's about building awareness, and it's about promoting solidarity."
The G League confirmed to The New York Times that it had opened an investigation into Lin's claim.
Lin, 32, signed with the Warriors' G League affiliate in January as he looks to make his return to the NBA. He now is playing the waiting game after Santa Cruz was eliminated Tuesday from the G League playoffs. Lin scored 20 points in the loss and averaged 19.8 points and 6.4 assists over nine games with Santa Cruz. The nine-year NBA veteran also shot 42.6 percent from 3-point range.
As Lin waits to see if his NBA career will continue, he will remain a strong voice for the Asian community near and far.