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No Linsanity in Charlotte: Security doesn't want to let Jeremy Lin into Hornets' arena

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up court against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up court against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- New Hornets guard Jeremy Lin says he had trouble convincing a security guard that he's an NBA player when he showed up at the team's Charlotte arena.

The NBA's first American player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, Lin tweeted about the encounter Saturday afternoon:

Hornets spokesmen didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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The 6-foot-3 Lin signed with the Hornets in July.

Lin played at Harvard and went undrafted before making a name for himself during the second half of the 2012 season with the Knicks. His knack for hitting big shots and double-figure scoring average sparked the term "Linsanity."

His playing time and production decreased during stints with the Lakers and Rockets.