Despite having played in the NBA for six years now, Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin says security personnel at opposing arenas around the league still ask him for credentials.
It’s safe to say “Linsanity” is long gone.
In September, Lin tweeted that a Hornets security guard didn’t believe he was a player the first time he went to Time Warner Cable Arena as a member of the team. Apparently, that person isn’t alone in making the 6’3″, 200-pound guard prove he is a professional hoopster.
Per Michael Wallace of ESPN.com, the 27-year-old Lin says—while laughing—he gets asked for identification fairly frequently:
It’s one of those things where it literally happens everywhere. At opposing arenas, it happens all the time. Just the other night in Brooklyn, I was trying to leave [Barclays Center] and one of the ladies was like, ‘Hey, I need your credentials for you to pass.’ And then someone else was like, ‘Oh, he’s a player. He’s good.’ I’m used to it by now. It’s just part of being Asian in the NBA.
Got the drop on BR . . .