Nets guard Jeremy Lin has watched as players throughout the NFL and NBA have spoke and protested in unity against the words of President Donald Trump, and he is all for the social action.
Last Friday at a campaign rally in Alabama, after Trump called out NFL players for kneeling down during the national anthem, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and some fellow Warriors players essentially said they would not like to attend the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA title. After seeing this, Trump tweeted that Curry no longer had an invite to visit the president.
"It's great for everyone to take a stand," Lin told reporters Tuesday. "Obviously the invite was rescinded, which is a tough situation to be in. But looking at Steph and the Warriors, I don't think they could've done anything differently. A lot of what Steph described, I feel as well. I'm a minority, too. I can't always fully understand a lot of the things that are going on, but I can definitely to some degree understand. That's something I've been reading up on every day."
Lin also said he's trying to figure out a way that he can be socially active during this upcoming season.
"I'm not big into politics, but right now I really am in terms of learning and trying to figure out how do I use my platform and my voice to take a stand, he said. "Because at the end of the day, we see a lot of injustice still and things aren't the way we thought they should be in America, or aren't the way they wish they could be."