Jeremy Lin Had to Convince Arena Security He Plays in the NBA

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Jeremy Lin of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots against the defense of Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young on Feb. 20, 2015. USA Today / Reuters

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By Emil Guillermo

The most famous Asian-American player in the NBA got a surprise when he arrived to his new workplace on Saturday.

"Went to the Hornets arena for 1st time and tried convincing security im [sic] a player," Lin, who was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in July, tweeted. "She said, 'what team?!?'"

A spokesman for the Charlotte Hornets told the AP the team had no comment.

Lin signed a deal with the Hornets this summer after a frustrating season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again," Lin wrote on his official site. "That has always been the most important thing to me."

The 6-foot-3 guard and California native made a name for himself during the 2012 season with the New York Knicks which inspired the term "Linsanity."

Charlotte Hornets basketball coach Steve Clifford, left, holds a jersey with newly acquired point guard Jeremy Lin during a news conference at Time Warner Cable Arena, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C.David T. Foster, III / The Charlotte Observer via AP