Dwight Howard

Jeremy Lin talks Hornets, stereotypes and hair gel

New Charlotte guard Jeremy Lin will be a backup for the Hornets, but he remains one of the NBA's most recognizable players. Lin's Asian-American heritage and dynamic game earned him back-to-back Sports Illustrated covers in 2012 when he was with the New York Knicks. Since then, stints with Houston and the L.A. Lakers have been far less successful. Lin joins the Hornets on a two-year contract the second year will be a player option determined to show he still can be a force in the NBA. I asked him five questions. Q. You just turned 27, and you have mentioned that the last three years haven't been easy for you in the NBA. What makes you think Charlotte will be different? A....