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NBA Player Jeremy Lin Has Nicest Comeback to Kenyon Martin Slamming His Deadlocks

NBA Player Jeremy Lin Has Nicest Comeback to Kenyon Martin Slamming His Deadlocks

Current Brooklyn Nets player Jeremy Lin is sporting new dreads and former Nets player Kenyon Martin slammed the basketball star for the new look.

“Do I need to remind this damn boy that his last name Lin?” Martin said in a video posted to his Instagram account. “Like, come on man. Let’s stop this, man, with these people, man. There is no way possible that he would have made it on one of our teams with that bulls— goin’ on on his head. Come on man, somebody need to tell him, like, ‘All right bro, we get it. You wanna be black.’ Like, we get it. But the last name is Lin.”

Jeremy wrote a comment on the Instagram post and it was totally the nicest comeback… ever.

“Hey man. It’s all good you don’t have to like my hair and definitely entitled to your opinion. Actually [I'm] legit grateful you sharin it tbh. At the end of the day I appreciate that I have dreads and you have Chinese tattoos [because] I think it’s a sign of respect,” Jeremy wrote. “And I think as minorities, the more we appreciate each other’s cultures, the more we influence mainstream society. Thanks for everything you did for the Nets and hoops… had your poster up on my wall growin up.”

As Jeremy mentioned, Kenyon has tattoos of Chinese characters on his arm.

Jeremy also wrote an essay about his dreads, which you can read on

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  • Vanity

    only black people can point fingers. the only one’s that can never culturally appropriate any others. great response from Lin. just an fyi dreads originated in India. get a clue.

  • Ulysses Joyce

    True the I do not know where in the world did they think dreads are blacks only thing.

    and the end of the day itis just hair.All our cultures takes inspirations for other cultures. this cultural appropriation stuff is annoying.

  • Take_a_seat

    OMG what an amazing comeback. Black people/people in general need to stop with the “cultural appropriation” shit it is fucking pathetic. Come to Europe and try talking about it and people will laugh at you like you are stupid.

  • Take_a_seat

    Apparently black people also cannot be racist at all…which is not true BUT if you point that out then you are being racist. His response was perfect.

  • Anna

    Jeremy made Kenyon look like an absolute moron. There are people out there who want to hurt others. Whether you’re black, asian, middle eastern, jewish, homosexual, or depending on your religious beliefs. These people take from other cultures and give nothing back but hate. What he’s doing is taking away the serious of these people by crying out wolf. You’re fighting the wrong fight, man. How stupid does Kenyon look now? Jeremy couldn’t have responded any better. You don’t freaking tattoo yourself with chinese characters and then complain to a chinese man that he has dreads and is culture appropriating. Fuck off. Kenyon showed that he’s racist and is so out of touch with real life issues.

  • RayonLight

    You see kids, this is the difference between being educated vs ignorant.

  • krtmom

    The double standard is ridiculous!!!

  • Vanity

    also, you cannot get on someone over something like dreadlocks when black people did not create it. I mean the delusion of some people..

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  • Take_a_seat

    Agreed! Also them claiming Cleopatra was black is definitely something else…I mean you cannot rewrite history just to fit your agenda.

  • Vanity

    lmao IKR?! Cleopatra was Greek! anyone with half a brain knows that.

  • coolkavo

    Dreadlocks only belong on black people and tattoos only belong to criminals. There, fixed it for you guys.