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Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin
ESPNNewYork.com ^ | February 14, 2012 | Ian Begley

Posted on 02/14/2012 6:28:58 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: basketball; lin; mayweather; race
And then there's the inflated "hype" of one Barack Obama.
1 posted on 02/14/2012 6:29:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOLLLLL

Floyd Mayweather is absolutely right about Jeremy Lin. BUT black people in general have received inflated praise for accomplishments that if they were white would receive no fanfare whatsoever.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 6:32:22 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: ConservativeStatement

Go slap your baby momma some more, Floyd. No one gives a flip what you think.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 6:37:56 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Floyd, not every race gets the affirmative action treatment.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 6:43:57 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It figures pro basketball would be the one and only activity in the nation where skill decides who advance and who doesn’t.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 6:44:12 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lin was getting praised because he did what few black players have done, he stayed toe to toe with Kobe Bryant.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 6:45:54 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yet when Rush Limbaugh says the same about black quarterbacks, it’s headline news.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 6:54:38 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (Don't let the GOP-E hijack Congress too. Pound the pavement for your local conservative rep today!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey Floyd welcome to the other side. I’m a white male, do you know how tiresome it gets to be to see glowing stories when anyone who isn’t a white male does something noteworthy?

You’re a member of what is the dominant culture in the NBA. Sit back, relax, enjoy.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 6:56:02 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Jeremy Lin is asian?


9 posted on 02/14/2012 7:07:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: brownsfan
"You’re a member of what is the dominant culture in the NBA."

Um, look at the very first word of the story. "Boxer". Floyd is a boxer. He beats up other minorities for a living.

10 posted on 02/14/2012 7:11:58 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sorry Floyd that someone ruined your private black house party known as the NBA. And an Asian no less. Those little fellows should be running grocery stores in the hood so your peeps can rob them, right?

Lin being Asian and taking it to the black guys is a big part of the story but so what? He also is making news because he went to Harvard, not exactly a feeder school for NBA guys. And he was undrafted so you have another fun part of the whole underdog story.

So deal with it Floyd and quit whining and playing the race victim card. No one complained when that "black guys can swim" movie came out.
11 posted on 02/14/2012 7:16:44 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lin is the first player in league history to have at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his four career starts - better than Michael Jordan.

If Merriwether wants to scream ‘racist’, he should point at the one he sees in a mirror.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 7:17:11 AM PST by chopperman
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To: bigdirty

No, Mayweather is exactly wrong about Jeremy Lin.

Over the past 5 games in which he has had his first career starts, Lin has scored more points than any NBA player in HISTORY. This includes all-time greats like Jordan, Shaq and Iverson.

So Money May’ ought to shut his trap and box.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 7:21:10 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: bigdirty
Floyd Mayweather is absolutely right about Jeremy Lin.

No...actually he's not right at all and his response smacks of ignorance and racism. Lin had the best 4 game start of any point guard since the merger of the ABA and NBA regardless of color or background.

Whether Lin pans out over time, as some of his game is figured out, remains to be seen. But, to say "black players do what (Lin) does every night..." is patently false since this type of start has never been done before.

14 posted on 02/14/2012 7:44:51 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: ConservativeStatement

All that is certain is that May is a chicken who won’t fight Pac Man.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 7:55:35 AM PST by pogo101
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s right - look at the sparse amount of publicity that has been given to players like Julius Erving, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Shaquille O’Neal, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant over the years.


16 posted on 02/14/2012 8:03:55 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Hatteras
Lay off Myweather. He's punch drunk and doesn't know what he is saying.
17 posted on 02/14/2012 8:36:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I really hope Pacquiao shuts him up if/when they fight.


18 posted on 02/14/2012 8:39:17 AM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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Why is the Jeremy Lin story so huge? Well there's the Asian-American aspect, but the fact is Lin started getting major minutes and playing like a superstar on a team that was headed nowhere and now is being talked about as a contender in the playoffs. Lin turned the fortunes of the Knicks around something the previous Knick guards, all of them African-American, had been unable to do. Does anyone think that if Lin were Black, he still wouldn't be a huge story? I'm not a Knicks fan (Bucks fan), but I've watched Lin play the last five games. Nobody has been able to stop him, and he's played against some pretty good teams. The only game he's faltered was against the T-Wolves, and he was obviously exhausted in the second half.

If you're a Knick fan, and Lin was Black, would you be any less deliriously happy about his play and the prospects for his team in the future? I think not. I'd gladly swap any three players on the Bucks for Lin. Yes, Bogut, Jennings, and name the player.

19 posted on 02/14/2012 11:09:29 AM PST by driftless2
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To: ConservativeStatement
Lin was a dominate high school player against topflight competition.

Just maybe his race was a negative factor in getting recruited out of high school.

20 posted on 02/14/2012 12:12:10 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: ConservativeTeen

Floyd is the consummate black punk isn’t he?

Has he served his sentence for “domestic battery” yet?


21 posted on 02/14/2012 12:17:22 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Poor Floyd, Jeremy just nailed a three at the buzzer to beat the Raptors.


22 posted on 02/14/2012 7:07:17 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: pogo101
I wish Mayweater would have had to fight Roberto Durand in his prime. Durand would have kicked the $hit out of him and sent him home in a shoe box by the 3rd round.
23 posted on 02/15/2012 10:10:07 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

That’s why May never would have fought Duran in Duran’s prime! Chicken.

Frankly I don’t get it. I’d fight a better fighter if you paid ME the $15M that May’d get for losing to Pac Man.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 11:24:40 AM PST by pogo101
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To: Coldwater Creek

Too damn many blows to the ol’ cranium.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 2:20:46 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder how many concussions he’s had. The skull can only absorb so much impact.

G-d did not intend for our brains to be punched in.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 2:22:52 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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