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Asian NBA player accused of appropriating black culture fires back against hypocrisy

Brooklyn Nets player Jeremy Lin was criticized by former player Kenyon Martin for having dreadlocks. Lin responded by saying he appreciates the dreadlocks as much as Martin appreciates having Chinese tattoos. (Image source: Screenshot from Kenyon Martin's Instagram)

Jeremy Lin is an Asian-American NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets, and he has dreadlocks. Most people simply found that eye-catching, but one former player took it a step further.

Former Nets forward Kenyon Martin tore into Lin in an Instagram video Wednesday for the dreadlocks, but Lin's response showed class and the composure of someone who has been judged for being an Asian in a predominantly black league for years.

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