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Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin

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Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin
Boxer Floyd Mayweather believes that New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is getting national attention because of his race, rather than his exceptional play.

"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," Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

Lin's agent, Roger Montgomery, didn't immediately respond to a text message sent by ESPNNewYork.com. Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's top adviser, didn't return a phone call from The Associated Press.

Lin has become the talk of the NBA -- and the sports world at large -- for his unprecedented play over the last five games.

Lin is the first player in league history to have at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his four career starts. The former Harvard grad has scored 109 points in his first four career starts, which is the most by any player since the NBA and ABA merged in 1976. In his last five games -- all Knicks wins -- the 23-year-old is averaging 26.8 points and 8 assists.

Lin, an Asian American, is the first American-born player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent to play in the NBA. Lin's parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s. A grandmother remained in mainland China.

Lin was an end-of-the-bench player for New York (13-15) for most of the season. The Knicks sent Lin to the D-League for one game in January and he played just 22 minutes in his first month with the team. In his first opportunity to play extended minutes, Lin scored 25 points and had seven assists in a win over the New Jersey Nets.

Lin has led the Knicks to a season-high five straight wins. He went undrafted out of Harvard and was released by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets in the preseason before being claimed off of waivers by the Knicks.

Mayweather has drawn attention for racially insensitive remarks in the past. Mayweather went on a profanity-filled racist and homophobic rant against Manny Pacquiao in September 2010. In a video posted on UStream, Mayweather told Pacquiao, a Filipino, to "make some sushi rolls and cook some rice." He also said "we're going to cook him with some cats and dogs."
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  • Classic Floyd. Nakikisakay pa haha.
  • white rabbitwhite rabbit PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    WHAT is floyd mayweather? :glee:
  • kung ako ke PACMAN di muna ako naging bible ambassador eh..engage ko muna sa isang trash talking yan si Floyd.. isang simpleng banat lang *** Kentucky FLOYD Chicken...

    No talk just sign and lets fight ganun lang! puro kayabangan
  • deronwilliams08deronwilliams08 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    the fight will not happen, i'm "inceptioning" it on my mind now.
  • Matakaw talaga sa atensyon itong si pretty girl mayweather.
  • deronwilliams08deronwilliams08 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    for the record, he's obviously not really watching games and talking out of his as*.

    Lin is getting talked about mainly because he was, for the majority of the season, glued to the bench and when he finally got an opportunity to play, he played really well and the knicks who were struggling because of poor offense mainly, won 5 games in a row. it's a nice story whether he's asian or not. this man's brain is messed up.
  • Yes, classic Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    However Money Mayweather does have a point if you take away his abrasiveness in delivering his message across. :lol:

    If Jeremy Lin was black, he won't be getting as much attention as he has right now. He'd still be famous because his talent and what he has accomplished over the past few games has been amazing. His lineage and typical NBA height added to the wow factor indeed!

    :winky:
  • JobyBryant24JobyBryant24 PEx Rookie ⭐
    LOL @ "Asian" remarks. Attention ***** Floyd. :glee:
  • Another Kentucky Floyd Chicken Fail Moment.
  • ObjectionObjection PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
  • racist talaga itong hinayupakz na ito.hehe... sana banatan ka sa wetpakz ng mga magiging ka kosa mo sa loob.lol
  • Alpha_GreenAlpha_Green PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    He's just selling himself so more people would match his match with Cotto. He's a "heel" so he's just trying to act like one.
  • deronwilliams08deronwilliams08 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    He's just selling himself so more people would match his match with Cotto. He's a "heel" so he's just trying to act like one.

    i don't think he needs to say such things to get people to watch his matches. he's a ***** who's hated by many but people watch his fights regardless.
  • ImpenneteriImpenneteri PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Not surprising coz he's promoting his fight. He's been like that since time immemorial.
  • ^Yup. The buzz he generates will make him more 'hated' by Asians. It's not a stretch that this hatred will make a million or so Asians watch his fight vs. Cotto to cheer against him. So more $$$ for Money in the process.
  • jazzperjazzper PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Mayweather = KSP!
  • Alpha_GreenAlpha_Green PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    i don't think he needs to say such things to get people to watch his matches. he's a ***** who's hated by many but people watch his fights regardless.

    Thats the thing, even with that he still wants more more money. Thats how greedy he is. Not a surprise.
  • sqloudanesqloudane PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    MajorPain wrote: »
    Yes, classic Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    However Money Mayweather does have a point if you take away his abrasiveness in delivering his message across. :lol:

    If Jeremy Lin was black, he won't be getting as much attention as he has right now. He'd still be famous because his talent and what he has accomplished over the past few games has been amazing. His lineage and typical NBA height added to the wow factor indeed!

    :winky:

    other than the race factor, how many more undrafted/ no contract suddenly inserted into the starting line up nba player was able to do what Lin is doing right now???

    Though the race contributed,it is first and foremost a success story which Mayweather does not understand...:bop:
  • strandedstrangerstrandedstranger PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    social climbing niggah. b!tch please.
  • Besides, diba Lin has the record for the most points scored in his first 4 (or is it 5?) starts?

    This ***** is clearly an attention-wh0re. Tama yung sabi ng iba na he's just playing his heel role para mas madami manood ng fight niya against Cotto. You can bet that a lot of Asians in the US will tune in to the fight via PPV to cheer against him. That means more money for him.

    Brilliant move from a business standpoint pero he has gained more notoriety for it. But then again, this ***** doesn't care because it's all about the money for him.

    Speaking of money, ang dami siguro natalong pera sa kanya dahil kay Lin kaya humihirit ng ganyan. Hehe
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