SLAM – Jeremy Lin knew that his new dreads would ruffle a few feathers, and the hair did indeed draw Kenyon Martin‘s ire. The former Nets big man accused Lin of wanting to be black.
So as we all know Jeremy Lin has hit a bit of a quarter-life crisis post-Linsanity days and has taken to filling that void in his life by sporting wacky new haircuts like every 3 weeks.
The Faux Hawk
The Dragonball Z
The Undercut Man Bun
The Boys Regular
His latest cut though are some fresh new dreads.
Now I’m all for doing some stupid shit with your hair if you can 1.) grow it and 2.) not get fired for looking like an asshole. If you can fulfill both of those quotas, do your thing homie.
Lin actually wrote an extremely thoughtful article on The Players Tribune about how he wanted to be considerate about the perception of him sporting dreadlocks. He really did not want to look like he was appropriating black culture.
Welp, ever insightful Kenyon Martin, the dude who once got a pair of lips tatted on his neck, was NOT having it.
“Do I need to remind this damn boy that his last name is Lin. Like, come on man. Let’s stop this man, with these people,” Martin said in an Instagram video. “Like, there’s no way possible he would’ve made it on one of our teams with that bulls–t going on on his head.
“Come on, man. Somebody really need to tell him, like, ‘Alright bro, we get it. You want to be black.’ Like, we get it. But the last name is Lin, alright?”
Jeremy Lin clapped back though with the most polite Fuck You we’ve seen in some time. Basically told Kenyon, “Bro you have Chinese tattoos, but big fan of you’re work, Mr. Martin.”
In other words:
UPDATE: Kenyon Martin said he was joking and he meant no disrespect. If you’re