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Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin

Updated: February 14, 2012, 12:11 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes that New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is getting national attention because of his race, rather than his exceptional play.

"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," Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

Lin's agent, Roger Montgomery, didn't immediately respond to a text message sent by ESPNNewYork.com. ...

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