Despite being the face of Linsanity and playing in the NBA for over six years, Jeremy Lin said that there are still times when the league's security staff members don't recognize him even though he's walking with his teammates.
Lin made the revelation during a question and answer portion with the New York Post. When asked regarding the subject of racism, the Brooklyn Nets point guard said that he still encounters it today. He said that this sometimes happens when he's trying to enter an arena for a game.
Even though he's clearly with the team, he still gets asked to present his credentials to prove that he's an NBA player.
"I still get stopped when I try to go through away arenas and stuff, and I'm walking with my teammates, and obviously none of them are Asian but I'm the only one that gets stopped, and they ask for my credentials, stuff like that," he said.
"'Hey, we need your credentials,' or 'Are you part of the team?'" Lin added, "Stuff like that. But I really don't let it affect me... I'm so used to it now. It doesn't bother me."
Even though he's already used to it doesn't mean that what he goes through is okay. After all, Lin is one of the most prominent players in the NBA. Hopefully, though, this will change as he begins his next chapter in the league with the Nets.
However, for fans expecting the return of Linsanity to happen, Lin had already stated that he doesn't want to be labeled as a phenomenon. For his time in Brooklyn, he said he wants to focus more on his career and the things that he can do for the team.
"This isn't the recreation of Linsanity," he said about joining the Nets. "This is, for me, just the next chapter. That's all I'm gonna focus on. If people want to call it whatever they want to call it, they can go ahead and do that, but I've kind of set out to see how good I can become and see how good I can make this team."