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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Jeremy Lin has classy response to Kenyon Martin’s critical comments about his hair

Jeremy Lin is taking the high road in response to former NBA big man Kenyon Martin’s negative comments about his new hairstyle.

In case you missed it, Lin is now sporting dreadlocks and recently wrote a piece for The Player’s Tribune discussing it. In the piece, the Brooklyn Nets guard touches on themes such as self-expression and cultural appropriation.

Nevertheless, Lin’s new look did not go over well with Martin, who is a former Net. Here’s what Martin said, per Anthony Puccio of SB Nation:

Soon afterwards, Lin posted a classy response to Martin on Instagram:

Puccio also notes that the claim about Martin having Chinese tattoos is true:

Lin is obviously highly attuned to issues of race and culture, so credit to him for turning something as seemingly trivial as a hairdo into an opportunity for a constructive sociocultural dialogue.

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