Mar 8, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) and forward Chandler Parsons (25) attempt to rebound the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at ORACLE arena. The Rockets defeated the Warriors 94-88. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin compares Chandler Parsons to Donald Sterling, deletes tweet

The Houston Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs after they were defeated by the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 when Damian Lillard hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Blazers a 99-98 victory (you can relive the shot here).

Just before Lillard’s shot went through, the Rockets thought they had forced a Game 7 after Chandler Parsons rebounded a James Harden miss and put it back in with just 0.9 seconds left in the game to give the Rockets a two-point lead.

On Monday night, the Rockets were talking about cleaning out their lockers and point guard Jeremy Lin asked where his first meal in his hometown of Palo Alto was. Parsons responded “Panda Express,” poking fun at Lin’s Chinese heritage. Lin then compared Parsons’ to Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, but soon deleted the tweet.

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Parsons clearly didn’t mean any real harm by it and the two appeared to be having fun, but there are plenty of people who would take offense to a statement like that.

(Credit to Nate Scott of For the Win, part of the USA Today for the picture of the tweet)

Tags: Chandler Parson Donald Sterling Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin Los Angeles Clippers

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