Floyd Mayweather Thinks Jeremy Lin is Getting Attention Because Of His Race
Jeremy Lin has become an overnight sensation and rightly so, he is playing his butt off. However, some people are not jumping on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one of those people. Mayweather seems to think Jeremy Lin is getting all of this attention because of his race…
“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. And, of course he received a lot of criticism for that tweet.
But don’t expect Mayweather to back down or say sorry…
“It’s 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. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized.” Mayweather wrote in a series of tweets.
The attitude Mayweather is displaying is so played out. The “everyone is out to get me” attitude. No one is out to get you, Floyd. People are criticizing you because you said something stupid. Why does it always have to be about race? Jeremy Lin is breaking 30+ year old records, so it would be impossible for “black players” to do what he does every night. Why can’t we just let Lin enjoy his time in the spotlight?
Plus, we all know people who talk about themselves in third person are douchebags. It’s a proven fact. You lose, Mayweather.