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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lin vs Mayweather ... FIGHT!

Mayweather is running his mouth again, this time about Jeremy Lin. Not sure why all these ugly remarks are coming out of the woodwork, and interestingly, a lot from African Americans.

Mayweather tweeted, "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise."

Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock tweeted, "“Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple of inches of pain tonight." (I did e-mail Fox Sports to voice my opinion and got the standard 'We're sorry you were offended' reply)

If he wasn't shattering franchise records and setting new league records I'd probably agree he's getting more attention than he deserves but the fact of the matter is he's destroying stats out there. Inevitably there will be a slow down in his game but until then just enjoy the show.

3 comments:

  1. Mayweather will knock an Asian verbally, but he won't get in the ring with a certain one... :-)

    The thing about Jeremy Lin is that I have two friends, neither one Asian, who have caught "Linsanity!" They're really enamored by the underdog story, of how Lin was overlooked for so long and not given a real chance to shine. When he finally gets his chance, he rocks the house! The subject of his race barely even comes up. I think his story somehow touches a deep chord in the human psyche, regardless of race.

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  2. I agree 100%.

    But to see the pride Asians have for him is moving as well and it's disappointing when we are put down for doing so. This is a big deal for Asian Americans. Kinda like when Barack Obama became the first black US president. That was a big deal too and plenty of people wanted to (for whatever reason) discredit or discount that too.

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  3. Jealousy. Only five other NBA players have had as good a streak as Mr. Lin, so it isn't that he is simply as good as many others.

    Idiots compensate for jealousy by being rude. For the record, I am not Asian and I am a little jealous. On the other hand, I am a little jealous of all athletes of such prowess to play professionally. Mr. Lin goes above and beyond. Cool.

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