Found February 16, 2012 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
PLAYERS: Manny Pacquiao
Undefeated boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has sparked some controversy on the Twitter airwaves.  Mayweather tweeted: Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Moments later, the boxer would later tweet: I’m speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. All of this is coming from an individual who has publicly supported Black American athletes and also has a record of launching a barrage of racist and homophobic slurs towards Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is known to have a critical mouth, but perhaps this has gone a tad bit too far.  His trash talking does well to inject some financial interest into his boxing matches, but not so much with this rant towards Jeremy Lin. Lin is of Taiwanese descent and is the first American-born Taiwanese to play in the NBA and has brought some life back into the New York Knickerbockers.  He is the first player to total up 136 points (and counting) in his first five career starts since the ABA/NBA me...

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