New Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin says he had trouble convincing a security guard that he’s an NBA player when he showed up at the team’s Charlotte arena.
The 6-foot-3 Lin signed with the Hornets in July.
The NBA’s first American player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, Lin tweeted about the encounter Saturday afternoon: ”Went to the Hornets arena for 1st time and tried convincing security I’m a player. She said, ‘What team?!?”’
In February 2012, he led a winning streak by New York while being promoted to the starting lineup which generated a global phenomenon known as “Linsanity“. In the summer of 2012, Lin signed a three-year contract with the Houston Rockets, for whom he played two seasons before the Los Angeles Lakers acquired him in a trade. He played one season with the Lakers before signing with the Hornets.