Full Story at ESPN Here : Jeremy Lin being Asian-American is part (and probably a big part) of his hype. But I’m sorry Floyd, facts don’t lie, J-Lin is ballin right now.
This is Mayweather’s controversial Tweat: “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…”
Look, like I said in the beginning, Mayweather has a point. Part of the hype is definitely because of his race. But to Mr. Mayweather and all the other skeptics, here is illustration of LinSanity: Asian-American + NBA + Harvard + Cut from two NBA teams + Rose up from the D-League (players of all races fail there) + Humble + Christian + Handsome (oh yes!) + New York market + The New York Knicks + ESPN and social media + (insert a number of other factors here) =LINSANITY!
Just look at all those factors in that equation. Find me a player, of any race, and in any sport, with such a diverse amount of factors to consider and where that player has not gotten the same amount of attention (if not more). Remember, Tiger Woods? He got a lot of attention because he was African-American in a predominantly white sport and he won a lot and accomplished a lot. J-Lin is not on that level yet (he’s just won a few games, 5 as of this post), but Mayweather did you call Tiger Woods’s fame out to be based solely on race?
Finally, Mayweather, why don’y you say Manny Pacquiao’s fame is due to race only? Oh yeah I forgot, because you know he’s better than you. Keep hiding behind Twitter and the media Mayweather. Preserve your ignorant thoughts, ego, and meaningless record in an even more meaningless sport (sorry Pac-Man).