Lin won't name person who used slur: Tearing someone down won't solve racism
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Jeremy Lin does not intend to reveal who referred to him as "coronavirus."

"I know this will disappoint some of you but I'm not naming or shaming anyone," Lin said in a statement on Saturday. "What good does it do in this situation for someone to be torn down? It doesn't make my community safer or solve any of our long-term problems with racism."

Amid a rising number of hate crimes perpetrated against the Asian-American community, the former NBA guard and current member of the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors detailed his own experiences with racism, writing that "being a nine-year NBA veteran doesn't protect me from being called 'coronavirus' on the court."

The G League is investigating Lin's claims, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

In his latest statement, the 32-year-old advocated for a holistic approach to racial inclusivity.

"Listen to the voices that are teaching us how to be anti-racist toward ALL people," Lin wrote. "Hear other stories, expand your perspective. I believe this generation can be different. But we will need empathy and solidarity to get us there."

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