Jeremy Lin tells fans to quit it with Carmelo Anthony shade
Jeremy Lin won an NBA championship before Carmelo Anthony did, but he’s not happy with the countless users on social media basking in that much.
The Toronto Raptors guard took to his Instagram Story on Friday to call for fans to quit throwing shade at his former New York Knicks teammate.
Jeremy Lin. So gracious and classy. I'd hope I could as diplomatic. pic.twitter.com/phZmWwxg6M
— Rob Wu (@IAmRobWu) June 15, 2019
“Been seeing a lot of shade being thrown towards Melo,” Lin wrote. “Just wanna ask everyone to stop. Whatever happened happened, but that’s irrelevant now. We can celebrate one without cutting down another.
“Life’s too short, bball’s too precious, and love is too rare these days,” he went on. “You have one life to live. Be gracious, forgiving, loving, servant-hearted.”
Lin and Anthony were teammates in New York in 2011-12, better known as the year that launched the worldwide “Linsanity” craze. It’s not much of a secret though that Anthony was among several Knicks who resented Lin’s success during their time together.
Now that Lin is an NBA champion some seven years later, it’s obvious that the title means a lot more to him than just being able to stick it to ex-teammates.