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Mayweather trashes Jeremy Lin on Twitter

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:52 p.m. HST, Feb 14, 2012

LAS VEGAS >> Not every athlete is caught up in the Linsanity.

Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has posted a swipe at the New York Knicks’ point guard sensation on Twitter.

Mayweather posted on Monday: “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.”

Lin has led the Knicks to five straight victories, including a 38-point game against the Lakers.

Mayweather rarely hesitates to air racially charged opinions, either in person or in social media.

He has repeatedly insulted rival Manny Pacquiao, including an online video in 2010 in which he used racial and homophobic slurs against the Filipino champion.

Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s top adviser, didn’t immediately return a phone call.

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PaPakoolau808 wrote:
Lin came from nowhere and is making is mark on the NBA. He's a hard worker . Shows in his game. Race , to me, isn't an issue. Good job Jeremy!
on February 14,2012 | 04:56AM
AirRescueFF wrote:
Now THAT is why he is getting the hype. Forget the stupid racial BS Mayweather is spouting.
on February 14,2012 | 06:24AM
Shawn211 wrote:
Absolutely !!! Race shouldn't be the issue !!! Totally agree with you PaPakoolau !!!
on February 14,2012 | 06:31AM
Shawn211 wrote:
WOW...can't we just all appreciate the sport for what it is. I think Mayweather does these thing to bring attention to himself since he has no money in his bank account.
on February 14,2012 | 06:30AM
shshimizu wrote:
It also shows his ignorance and jealousy.
on February 14,2012 | 07:44AM
Maipono wrote:
You know you have arrived when Mayweather disses you. Lin is on his way to becoming a NBA superstar.
on February 14,2012 | 06:48AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Sad to see an aging athlete try to revive his career by making racist remarks. Then again, Mayweather has a criminal record and still thinks his opinion is relevant. Sad.
on February 14,2012 | 06:48AM
wes wrote:
What he's saying is true. But, so what? Lin is asian. He has a huge asian following. There's a lot of black and white guys in basketball.
on February 14,2012 | 06:51AM
Lopaka43 wrote:
Actually nobody has done what he did in his first four starts. And most of the players, actually the overwhelming majority of players who have had similar streaks are All Star players and superstars
on February 14,2012 | 07:12AM
sluggah wrote:
on February 14,2012 | 07:22AM
false wrote:
Mayweather is a bum trying to keep his name in the limelight. or is he trying to be good to the brothers before he goes to prison? Either way, printing anything he says is in bad taste. He has no redeeming social values.
on February 14,2012 | 09:48AM
techboy57 wrote:
Jeremy Lin is not only a good ball player but he has a economics degree from Harvard. Floyd Mayweather is a great boxer but he always makes comments or does things to show how ignorant he is.
on February 14,2012 | 09:55AM
Loki wrote:
on February 14,2012 | 09:56AM
aloha12 wrote:
mayweather needs a spanking....envy is his wrath......Mayweather has been living in the 50s still...sad sad for him. BOOHOOO! maybe we should send Mayweather a white hanky. LOL!
on February 14,2012 | 10:11AM
serious wrote:
Mayweather: THAT IS THE POINT!! How many times have you been hit in the head??? Who was the last Black basketball player that graduated from Harvard---correction, who was the last Black basketball that graduated from any college???
on February 14,2012 | 10:12AM
kupartyx5 wrote:
Go to jail Jr., Go directly to jail .......... lmao
on February 14,2012 | 10:19AM
Naloboy wrote:
Yes, that's right Floyd. The NBA where African-American athletes get no respect at all. What a clown!
on February 14,2012 | 10:29AM
808Cindy wrote:
Hey Floyd, get ready to do your J A I L time, beating up on women is what you are know for!!!
on February 14,2012 | 10:31AM
kupartyx5 wrote:
REALLY FFFFFFFloyd? Just go to jail quietly and stop trying to pick a fight in order to delay your welcome, LOL. You bring absolutely nothing to society ................ JT, continue to stand proud :) We love you man!
on February 14,2012 | 10:37AM
ricekidd wrote:
Plain O' HATER.... too bad was a fan.
on February 14,2012 | 10:42AM
wai808kiki wrote:
Mayweather never ceases to amaze me with his arrogant comments. Every time he speaks, the more ignorant he becomes. Black players also get praised in the NBA. And so many of them too. Look at all the praise that Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and host of other players receive. He shouldn't make it a race issue. Jeremy Lin and Manny Pacquiao deserved praises only because they worked hard for it and earned it. AND they displayed sportsmanship something that Mayweather is lacking. Mayweather is a champion but not a good one. It's so unfortunate that his opinions can be so negative when he can potentially do so much good with it.
on February 14,2012 | 11:36AM
Hahaione2000 wrote:
on February 14,2012 | 12:01PM
Oahuan wrote:
Pretty pathetic Mayweather had to play the race card. Just goes to show the type of person he is.
on February 14,2012 | 01:45PM
scooters wrote:
They just loved playing the "RACE" card when it suits them. Getting old all ready. Move on...
on February 14,2012 | 02:06PM
HD36 wrote:
When is he going to fight Pacman? He's goin down!
on February 14,2012 | 02:53PM
hoopono wrote:
aah sore okole, bitch, bitch, bitch. he bettah watch out, Paciao is Asian and will punch him out given the chance.
on February 14,2012 | 03:40PM
ftaele83 wrote:
as always...Mayweather whining like a little beeyach again! pleasse please PacMan...hurry up and close Mayweather's lips, forevermore...like pronto!!!
on February 14,2012 | 04:11PM
kimo54 wrote:
Mayweather holds hatred in his heart, can't wait to see Pacman put him away when the day arrives then he will know what it feels like to be kicked in the okole by an Asian. Perhaps, then, he will gain respect for Lin and Pacquiao.
on February 14,2012 | 05:52PM
ftaele83 wrote:
Mayweather needs to sit his silly monkey self down b4 he gets "Lin-sane in the membrane"
on February 14,2012 | 09:52PM
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