Floyd Mayweather gets bored once in a while, especially when he doesn’t get enough attention from the media. So, in order to create a buzz around him, he goes on twitter and publishes some ridiciolous claim that A) Gets the spotlight on him and B) Insults someone in a controversial manner. I guess he didn’t like Jeremy Lin getting all the attention.
Mayweather has the Miguel Cotto fight to promote, and what better way to create interest around him than by going after the most hyped up athlete of the past 10 days, the New York Knicks come-out-of-nowhere point guard, Jeremy Lin? Mayweather, in his oh so gracious manner, decided the Lin is getting all the attention because he’s Asian, or at least, of Asian descent, being born in Los Angeles.
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. Its OK for ESPN to give their opinion but I say something and everyone questions Floyd Mayweather.
I’m speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. They are programmed to be politically correct and will be penalized if they speak up. Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized.
Funny, I never really thought of the Lin hype being because he’s Asian, especially because it has nothing to do with it. Sure, he’s the first player that’s American born with Taiwanese parents, but most of the hype is coming because he simply came out of nowhere, and dropped at least 20 points and 7 assists on his five NBA starts.
He’s getting hyped up because he scored 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant. He’s getting hyped up, mostly, because he’s doing it for the New York Knicks, in a city and team always willing to over-expose any potential star. If that star is a Harvard grad, why the hell not as well?
Mayweather will be Mayweather. He has said much worse about Manny Pacquiao in the past (make some sushi rolls and cook some rice. we’re going to cook him with some cats and dogs.) The truth is, he’s so popular partially because he says all these things, and causes these controversies. It’s certainly not for his wonderful behavior outside of the ring, which has landed him prison time, soon to be (finally) done.