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Jeremy Lin had to convince Hornets security he is a member of team

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During February 2012, Jeremy Lin was the toast of the NBA and New York, sparking a craze that became known as “Linsanity” following a string of impressive performances by the undrafted point guard from Harvard. Now, he’s apparently having a hard time convincing NBA employees who he is.

After spending last season with the Lakers, Lin signed a two-year deal with the Hornets this summer. When he showed up to the Time Warner Cable Arena for the first time, Lin had to convince a member of security staff he’s actually a player on the team.

That must have been pretty awkward, to say the least. Remembering how big Lin became during his time with the Knicks, it seems crazy he could go to an NBA arena and not be recognized. But, here we are.

After playing in big cities like New York, Houston, and Los Angeles, a smaller market like Charlotte may turn out to be a good thing for Lin. He can continue his career without the super intense media scrutiny that comes with larger cities, not to mention the added pressure. Perhaps he can even remain relatively anonymous, as hard as that is to believe.


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