The NBA's first American player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, Lin tweeted about the encounter Saturday:
A Hornets spokesman said the team didn't have any comment.
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.