Floyd Mayweather chimed in on Jeremy Lin mania on Monday, saying that Lin is getting an undue amount of praise and adulation because he is Asian, and not because of his talent.
Mayweather tweeted “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.”
The “Linsanity” began when Lin scored 89 points in his first three
starts, including an incredible 38 to beat the Lakers in the Garden on
This is not the first time the outspoken Mayweather has drawn
attention with his statements and admonishments. He has made more than a
few sensational comments about his arch rival, Manny Pacquiao.