Toronto Raptors guard Jeremy Lin has not played much in the playoffs. Even then, he’s a familiar face. Remember Linsanity from years back? Dude couldn’t go anywhere without being mobbed by fans.
That has obviously changed in the years since. How much? Well, he was just recently stopped by security on his way on to the Raptors’ team bus in Milwaukee.
“After Game 2 in Milwaukee, I was trying to get to the team bus and one of the dudes in the Milwaukee arena just screams at me,” Lin said on Bill Michaels Sports Talk Network. “He’s like, ‘Where do you think you’re going?!’And I’m like, ‘Uh, I’m trying to get to the team bus.’ He’s like, ‘What?! Where’s your pass?’ I was like, ‘I don’t have a pass. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t have a pass.’”
It goes without saying that security should be paramount on team buses. Even then, it’s hard to imagine another member of the Raptors — known or not — getting stopped by security.
Lin’s rise to fame had a lot to do with his Asian-American background. It’s rather obvious that him being stopped by authorities in Wisconsin can also be linked to that.
Lin, 30, has played a total of 26 minutes thus far in the playoffs. He’s out of the Raptors’ rotation as they look to earn a trip to the NBA Finals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night.
We’re fully expecting Lin’s trek to the arena in Toronto to be free of incident. After all, he’s already adored there.