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Jeremy Lin Responds to Kenyon Martin in Perfect Fashion

Unfortunately, racial stereotypes and racism in general is still a thing in 2017.

The now retired, but still controversial former Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin stirred the pot this week when he fired a shot at Jeremy Lin for the Brooklyn Nets guard’s choice of hairstyle. With the Harvard alum now sporting dreadlocks, Martin believed the style was not appropriate for a non-African American basketball player and took to Instagram to post his thoughts on Wednesday.

In a post that has since been deleted, Martin stated: “Do I need to remind this damn boy his last name Lin? Like, come on, man. Let’s stop it with these people. There is no way possible he would’ve made it on one of our teams with that bullshit on his head. Come on man, somebody need to tell him, like, ‘alright bro, we get it. You wanna be black.’ Like, we get it. But your last name is Lin.’”

Well then, someone got triggered.


So…about my hair! Link in bio!! @chap #dreaded

A post shared by Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) on

Lin responded with some kindness, putting Martin in his place real quick.

Unfortunately, racism will continue to persist, but good for Jeremy Lin for keeping things classy and promoting acceptance out of a situation that directly attacked his choice of hairstyle.


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