The NBA star said he was called an "import" and told to "go back to China" by a rival basketball team's players when he was still in middle school.
The basketball star condemned former President Donald Trump's racist rhetoric during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
"Star Trek" actor George Takei called on GOP leaders to "stop fanning violence with anti-Asian rhetoric" following fatal shootings at spas in the Atlanta area.
There are other ways to combat racism, he explained in a Twitter post.
“Being a 9-year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” an angry Lin wrote of increasing racism against Asian Americans.
The former NBA star said Trump's "subtle anti-Chinese message only empowers more hate towards asians."
The basketball player spent nine years with the NBA, most recently with the Toronto Raptors.
The NBA free agent was speaking about his emotional breakdown last month in Taiwan.
The NBA champion, now a free agent, teared up while speaking in front of a crowd in Taiwan.
The free agent said his "greatest dream" is to ball alongside his brother Joseph.