Welp, the President of the UFC has come out and slammed Floyd Mayweather for his recent comments on Jeremy Lin. In case you missed it, Mayweather claimed that Lin is doing what Black Players are already doing and getting extra praise for it…something along those lines. Mayweather later chimed in after the ESPN piece was published on his comments, saying quote:
It’s okay 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 and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized.
Yeah, because the things you say are IDIOTIC Floyd. Keep your mouth shut dude, don’t comment on it if you don’t think people are going to take your opinion too well. As stated so well before, you’re in the spotlight, anything controversial you say can and will be used against you. Don’t want people to criticize what you say? Stop being famous or just stop being stupid! I don’t agree with Dana White that you’re a “racist”, but I do agree that you’re overreacting, it’s a good story, just let it RIDE.
Yes, some of Lin’s hype is because he’s Asian, and that aspect has been touched upon a lot lately especially after the ESPN employee was fired for the headline (which was an over-exaggerated response). But there would still be hype if he were a black player who came out of NOWHERE to do what he’s done. It translates to all sports, people act like Tebow is the first mediocre QB to get a TON of hype, does no one remember Vick’s early years when he struggled as a passer? What about the short lived hype of Freddie Mitchell? It has happened before and it will continue to happen, making it COMPLETELY about race is STUPID. So I agree with Dana White here…keep quiet Floyd, stick to your guns, go fight Pacquio and give us a match worth seeing. I’m not even going to consider your opinions until we finally get a decent boxing match to watch…that goes for Manny too so you don’t think I’m some type of self-hating black man. It just bothers me that we’re the first people to cry ‘cism on EVERYTHING, but the minute this dude Lin is out here balling (minus the turnovers), we say that he’s nothing special and it’s only because he’s Asian. But let some white personality say that about a black player, we get up in arms (remember Rush Limbaugh and Donovan McNabb), I didn’t agree with it then, I don’t agree with it now. If Lin was GARBAGE he wouldn’t be getting press, period, look at how fast Yao Ming fell off from the spotlight when he couldn’t stay on the court.
I think I’ll let Chris handle the rest of this when he drops another “GTFOH Person of the Week” soon.