— William Spearman (@the_spearman) February 24, 2018
Up Close and Personal: Social Media and the Modern Athlete
The first panel that Lin participated in was on a topic that Lin has much experience with. Lin is one of the more well-spoken players in the league and often uses his social media to communicate with fans and discuss issues relating to modern times, such as racism.
Most recently, Lin spoke out in support of his off-season training partner J.J. Redick, who had been accused of using a racial slur. Lin appeared along former NBA player Jalen Rose, WNBA veteran Sue Bird, ESPN’s Katie Nolan, The Ringer’s Jason Concepcion, and professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil.