As the cultural thrill around out-of-nowhere Knicks star Jeremy Lin burns unabated, Deadspin turned up Lin’s goofy personal blog from his teens, which includes some of the ethnic chatter that’s common to the basketball court.
In it, he posed with a “Jewish style” headband, a gentle joke at the expense of Utah Jazz forward Josh Howard, then with the Dallas Mavericks.
BuzzFeed asked the Anti-Defamation League whether the group, often quick to react to apparent Jewish slurs, whether it had any problem with the youthful joke.
“Not in the least,” emailed Todd Gutnick, the ADL’s director of media relations and public information.
- It's on: Hillary Clinton has officially accepted the Democratic party's presidential nomination with some fiery words for Donald Trump 🇺🇸
- Amazon's in its Prime. The company's profits rose 831% this quarter thanks to its growing cloud computing business ☁️💸
- Old-school MTV is returning Aug. 1 with shows like "Daria," "Beavis & Butt-Head," "Cribs," and "Punk'd" 📺 🙌