Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 2/24/12
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.— who tweeted derogatory comments about New York Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin being over-hyped because he was Asian— was spotted courtside making nice with the team's No. 1 fan Spike Lee last night in Miami. Mayweather approached the Knicks fanatic during New York's 102-88 loss to the Miami Heat and the two shook hands, chatted and appeared to bury the hatchet. Lee held a grudge against Mayweather because earlier this month the welterweight champ criticized— via Twitter— all of the attention Lin was getting based solely on his race. "Jeremy Lin is a good player, but all the hype is because he's Asian," tweeted Mayweather. "Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise." Lee took offense to the comment and immediately tweeted back . "Floyd Mayweather I Hope You Watched Jeremy Hit The Gamewinning 3 Pointer With .005 Seconds Left.Our Guy Can BALL PLAIN AND SIMPLE.RECOGNIZE." After last night's meeting, it looked like there was a ...
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