“One simple way to be the light is to support organizations doing crucial work during the crisis,” Lin wrote in making his pledge.
“You know, my whole life, I’ve been treated a certain way because I’m Asian,” Lin added, mentioning some of the racial stereotypes he has been subjected to.
“I’ve even been asked if I can see. I’ve been told to go back to where I came from.
“During the height of ‘Linsanity’ I was still the butt of many Asian jokes.”
Lin, in Beijing awaiting the restart of the CBA season after the health emergency eased in China, urged people all over the world, irrespective of race or country, to pull together.
“No one knows how devastating the impact of this crisis will be, but the projections aren’t good,” Lin wrote.
“We’re going to be recovering from this for a long time.
“But in the process, there will be so, so many opportunities to choose light.”