NBA Asian-American invader Jeremy Lin’s rise to face sparked the sporting community with some backlashing from boxer Floyd Mayweather with his tweet:
@FloydMayweather: 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.
Ofcourse it raised some eyebrows in the sporting world with his comment, especially to the Filipinos since this is the same fighter who doesn’t want to fight pound for pound king Manny Pacquaio.
A very good article from the Huffington Post shares a special insight into Jeremy Lin and his rise to fame.
Linsanity is a fantastic event on multiple fronts — a racial milestone reached, a sports story involving a woeful franchise perhaps rescued by an unlikely hero, and the compelling tale of a guy no one counted on, who comes through huge. But in the end, it is a simpler story than the one that broad racial assumptions are inclined to spin out: Lin is a very good basketball player, no more, no less.
Lin-sanity just proved himself once again that his skills are no fluke. He just brought his team once again to victory with a 3-pointer at the last few seconds of the game against the Toronto Raptors.
Good on you, Jeremy Lin!