If Jeremy Lin feels his face is quite famous by virtue of being a high-scoring point-guard of NBA, his notions must have suffered a jolt.
The Charlotte Hornets missed the playoffs last season. This time they boosted their roster with a few big names of the free agent market. The Hornets acquired point guard Jeremy Lin in the offseason trade from Los Angeles Lakers. But superstar Lin couldn’t enter the Charlotte arena in his first trial on Saturday after failing to prove his identity. Jeremy Lin himself revealed on Twitter that a security guard wasn’t convinced that he’s a basketball player.
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) September 12, 2015
The Charlotte Hornets management refused to comment on the issue. The 6-foot-3 point guard signed with Hornets last July.
“Linsanity” is a widely spread term used about him after the former Harvard collegiate made a mark in the NBA with the New York Knicks during the second half of the 2012 series. Lin’s 20-plus scores hit scoreboards frequently, and the guard rose to fame by virtue of his big shots after going undrafted out of Harvard.
Though Lin’s scoring shots and average both decreased during his stint with the Rockets and Lakers in the later years.
There was a problem in the operations also. The lady security guard wasn’t briefed about Lin’s inclusion at Charlotte Hornets. Lin not being identified as an NBA player isn’t anything new. The documentary film “Linsanity” starts with telling a similar incident Lin encountered few years back.
It’s quite amazing that Lin was unrecognized, despite “Linsanity” being quite a big hit.