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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“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.”

— Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., posting on his Twitter account about New York Knicks breakout star Jeremy Lin. He didn’t stop there — he argued that NBA players get penalized for speaking up and he’s not sure why he gets criticized while ESPN analysts say what they want

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