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Jeremy Lin systematically destroying Spanish players who once mocked Asians

Feb 15, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT


Nobody expects the Spanish Linquisition! Remember this Spanish National Men’s Basketball team “slanty-eyes” photo from 2008? Well now karma is biting those players on the hinder, one by one, courtesy of Jeremy Lin.

Apparently the slant-eye gesture is quite popular in Spain, and this one was meant to mock Asians at the start of the Olympics in Beijing. It caused quite a controversy at the time, but now the members of that team who are in the NBA are getting their butts kicked by a Taiwanese-American. From Business Insider:

Lin beat Pau Gasol’s Lakers last Friday, Ricky Rubio’s Timberwoves last Saturday, and Jose Calderon’s Raptors last night.

Reddit user slyguy183 drew up an awesome red X photoshop (above), and last night Jacob Calo coined the term “Spanish Linquisition” — which might be the greatest Jeremy Lin pun of all time.

The only players from the ’08 Spain team left in the NBA are Rudy Fernandez (Nuggets) and Marc Gasol (Grizzlies). Luckily for them, they won’t meet Lin and the Knicks this year.

Really, Spain, it’s time to knock this off before you humiliate yourself further.

Spanish Linquisition: Jeremy Lin Is Destroying The NBA Players Who Posed For A Racist Photo At The 2008 Olympics [Business Insider]

  1. goforthanddie - Feb 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Nobody expects the Spanish Linquisition!
    I agree, that’s the ONLY worthy Lin-based phrase.

  2. tomtravis76 - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    How is it that racism outside of the United States is pushed under the rug, yet if a white American does anything that might be slightly interpreted as racist, everyone wants to destroy them and their families?

    No racism nor bigotry is accepted. A white american is always being judged. I guess history will never escape anyone.

    And if Team USA did that in 2008, the world would have crucified the Americans, black and white.

    • steevhahn - Feb 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      Its because Americans should be better than that. Our country was premised on inclusion and acceptance- we are symbolized as a melting pot where everyone is accepted and incorporated. Let’s not sink to the lowest common denominator but aspire to be better.

      • shrave - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM

        Right on, steevhahn. We need to practice what we preach. We are pushing for freedom around the world but if we do not practice it at home, no one will take us seriously.