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Charlotte Hornet Jeremy Lin explains Oscar tweet on Asian stereotyping

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin found it odd Sunday that an Oscars show with a heavy emphasis on diversity would include a skit that he and others felt stereotyped Asians.

Lin, who is of Chinese descent, commented on Twitter about this, linking to a Washington Post commentary on the same subject. Tuesday after Hornets shootaround, Lin offered some context on why he felt it important to address the issue.

Lin said he has no beef with comedian Chris Rock, who hosted the Oscars, but thinks it’s overdue to apply the same standards of respect to all ethnicities.