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Mayweather trashes Jeremy Lin on Twitter

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2011 file photo shows boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. walking into court for his misdemeanor harassment case at the Clark County Regional Justice Center. Officials say Mayweather Jr. will plead guilty in Las Vegas to reduced charges in a plea deal settling felony allegations that he battered his ex-girlfriend and a misdemeanor charge that he poked a security guard. An aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger confirmed the 34-year-old boxer will enter his pleas Wednesday Dec. 21

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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