Junior Mayweather is a moron!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Junior Mayweather is a moron!

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Undefeated World's Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be a helluva boxer, but the upcoming jailbird is a loudmouth idiot as well.

And this isn't about his taking a page from the Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Manual of Fight Promotion to goad Manny Pacquiao into a big money match, it's about Junior running his mouth on Twitter about the biggest sports story in the country over the past six days.

"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."

When the pugilist stated taking heat for his Tweet, he backed off a bit:

"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."

Then he started sniveling:

"Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized."

What Junior evidently missed is that what Lin has done, no one of any ethicity had previously accomplished.

This matter was the subject of a lively discussion on ESPN's "First Take" earlier today between Beto Duran, Bomani Jones and Michael Smith.

They all had some good insights but Smith's was the most succinct: "This is stupid!"

Duran took Mayweather to task, saying: "Floyd is out of line!"

Jones, who like Smith, is African-American, generally sided with the boxer, but added:

"If I'm an NBA player, the last person I want as a spokeperson is Floyd Mayweather!"

Back on the hardwood, "Linsanity," as it has come to be known, continues this evening against the Raptors in Toronto.

Comments

1. Jeanne Speir said...

Lin was unbelievable last night. I usually don't follow basketball, but was watching last night and saw his dramatic three pointer (after the three points prior) at the end of the game. He was spectacular.

It's his quiet WILL to prevail till the very end that makes the difference. I SO admire that. He was getting creamed by the big boys, too, and kept coming up for more.

There may be other athletes with better skills, but it's the way Lin gels his team, and elevates his own level of play that I admire most in an athlete.

Whatever happened to the star point guard from Hazelwood Avenue? The one who brought the 1997-1998 Westhampton Beach High School team to victory? I heard the game on my car radio as the team won the championship. Wow. Same kind of player. Like Jason Kidd.

They raise the standard by their actions. THAT is great sports.

My wife, the sports fan! I think you're referencing Dale Menendez. He was a delight to watch in action.
– Dean

2. Paramarine said...

It's true that there are players who do what Lin does every night, but I don't think Mayweather would ever consider that Lin had zero NCAA Division 1 scholarship offers coming into college, that he wasn't drafted by any NBA team, or that he's been cut more than once – overlooked, perhaps, because he is Asian. How about that he played in the D-league this year and earned his way into the Knicks' rotation? Is that not praiseworthy?

Here is something that Lin's NBA colleagues outside the front office don't do often: graduate from Harvard with > 3.0 GPA. Because his league minimum contract wasn't guaranteed until last Tuesday, he had been sleeping on his younger brother's couch (his brother is a student at NYU's College of Dentistry). Lin could be doing something else, but he chose to continue to pursue basketball. More than anything else, there's a lesson in perseverance that can be taken from this.

Mayweather would do well to realize that if he weren't a professional fighter, there would never be a microphone within an arm's reach of his face. Each time he "speaks his mind," he shows how worthless his mind really is.

Well said... screw Mayweather!
Dean

3. The Quiogue Kid said...

I remember marveling at Bo Whaley as a Westhampton Beach High School Hurricane basketballer... old school.

Very old school.
Dean

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