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    Default Attention because of his race....

    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.

    Right or wrong? What's KOL's take on Mayweathers comments?


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    He's definitely getting a lot of attention because of his race, but he's also been phenomenal, that is why all this support isn't gonna be over next week.

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    "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.
    LOL Floyd Mayweather shouldn't be allowed to open his mouth... Lin would KO this fool with one punch.

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    Zeke said something similar about Larry Bird back in the day. Something like -if Larry Bird was black he woulden't be that good or something...

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    Floyds one of my top 5 favorite boxers of all time but race is only half of it, like runningjumper alluded too.

    I dont really think theres anything wrong with Lin getting attention because of his race, he is the first Asian American basketball player to play in the NBA. Yao Ming got alotta attention too but its a little different, Yao's Chinese and he was born in China. Plus he had higher expectations from day one

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    When it comes to putting up numbers that Lin has put up in the last five games, yes, there are non Asian players in the NBA that do that every night.But no players in the NBA besides Lin have gone from being a D-Leaguer one week to being one of the most dominating players in the NBA the next week.Mayweather is a hater and has an IQ that makes Mike Tyson's look like Einstein's.

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    Jeremy Lin is an American. He is born and raised here. He got his basketball education in US. Mayweather is just stupid. There is nothing "Asian" in his game..

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    Pretty Boy needs to get his ass back in the ring, and keep his controversies to boxing where he knows wtf he's talking about.

    Idk if he's just ignorant and bored, or legit has some emo beef about non-black NBA players and is feeling butthurt because the only media attention he's been getting is about prison, ****ty opponents, and not geting it done in negotiating with Pacman.

    It's true that some of the publicity Lin gets is because he is Asian; though Lin himself hasn't been milking that **** just to get media attention.

    PBF, ironically, is milking The Rise Of Lin from a race perspective to get a little shine from the talking heads.

    PBF isn't a ignorant dumbass, so I'm sure he knows that an Ivey Leaguer who suddenly comes from D-League to balling on Kobe as star PG of the New York Knicks in under a month has zero to do w/ race.

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    Originally Posted by KingStarbury3
    Floyds one of my top 5 favorite boxers of all time but race is only half of it, like runningjumper alluded too.

    I dont really think theres anything wrong with Lin getting attention because of his race, he is the first Asian American basketball player to play in the NBA. Yao Ming got alotta attention too but its a little different, Yao's Chinese and he was born in China. Plus he had higher expectations from day one
    Exactly. Nobody beefs when Tiger got some extra pub in his early days by being a black golfer on the rise; same for the Williams sisters in tennis, or even top prospects like Donald Young.

    They had their haters and racist bull**** thrown their way, but you take it on the chin like a man and keep balling. Not like Lin doesn't get racist **** thrown his way all the time, dating back to his college days.

    When a Hasidic Jew spits out raps and hip hop and gets a soundtrack on iTunes, he gets some extra attention bc of his race/religion, too.

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    1) nobody has ever done what lin has done, which is even more impressive considering his overuse and how bad the offense was
    2) black basketball players basically get all the attention when lin isn't setting records
    3) where was he when lin was counted out because he's Asian?
    4) I seem to remember a black baseball player that would have been just another great if he were white or hispanic

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    manny pacman got lins back dont worry

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    If you ask me the biggest story about Lin isn't his race or his stats but the affect he has had on our team's mental approach to games. He was a no one and he turned guys like Jeffries, Walker, and Novak into players who refuse to loose.

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    Originally Posted by MSGhobo247
    If you ask me the biggest story about Lin isn't his race or his stats but the affect he has had on our team's mental approach to games. He was a no one and he turned guys like Jeffries, Walker, and Novak into players who refuse to loose.
    i agree but lol at the walker part

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    Surely this dude's drawing attention to himself by drawing attention to Lin's race.

    Attention seekers: ****ing annoying.

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    pink floyd mayweather has no clue, he's a talented dude, but an a-hole.
    sure, folks are having fun with Lin's heritage and race and the relative ease
    of making Lin-tastic puns, but being Asian has NOTHING to do with what he's
    done, and the headlines he's created. he went from nothing to superstar in
    1 week, turned the biggest team in basketball around by himself, and is the
    essence of good guy does great, poor man gets rich, unknown gets famous,
    in 1 WEEK's TIME!! A PHENOMENON! from the couch to the clouds!

    Meanwhile, Mayweather refused to fight Manny Packawow unless the guy had
    3 blood tests before the fight, in essence weakening his opponent before he'll
    even sign the contract. he's a cheater, a loudmouth creep who called out the
    great 80 year old Larry Merchant after his last fight, and hasn't lived up to his
    reputation of greatest pound for pound fighter because he's scared to fight Manny.

    that's my take on it. phuck phloyd fairweather, STFU!

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