Worried about being accused of cultural appropriation, the Taiwanese-American point guard consulted with his African American teammates and team staff members before taking the plunge, which involved an eight-hour salon session.
“This process started out about hair, but it’s turned into something more for me,” Lin wrote earlier this week on the Players’ Tribune.
In an Instagram video posted Thursday, Martin accused Lin of wanting to “be black” and said in a caption that he was “disappointed in his teammates and the Nets as an organization for allowing this foolishness.”
Lin continued along that path Thursday night after scoring 16 points in the Nets’ preseason win over the Heat:
“He might have a different viewpoint in a week, but not if my whole fan base comes and starts calling him — I didn’t see it, but I heard people were saying the n-word on his page.
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