From being mistaken for a high school student to security asking what team he plays for, Toronto Raptors point guard Jeremy Lin has a history of trying to convince people he competes in the NBA.
That problem has followed him to the Eastern Conference finals. During a recent appearance on the Milwaukee Basketball Hour with Bill Michaels, Lin said he had some difficulty boarding the team bus following Toronto’s 125-103 road loss in Game 2 against the Bucks.
“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. 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,'” said Lin.
“This happens in a lot of arenas, so I just kind of go with the flow.”
Lin has played just 26 minutes this postseason for the Raptors, who are one win away from advancing to their first Finals in franchise history.