> rip Mayweather because he thought the Lin hype was just because he was asian.
I missed that comment. UNREAL.
In this case we are talking about a kid who didn't get pursued, who wound up playing at Harvard, went undrafted, worked his way onto teams, got cut, the Knicks picked him up, sent him down, came back up, playing in the pressure cooker of NY, and scored the points to put him the company of the NBA greats for the run of 5 or 6 games and turned the Knicks season, and the team energy/attitude around. Plus everytime you hear Lin speak he is great to listen to, humble and likeable. Yeah, the hype is because he is Asian.
For a "professional" outlet like ESPN to put a racial slur in writing is incredibly stupid. To put it in a HEADLINE is so far beyond reproach it is unforgivable.
It's not enough to fire the person who did this. They should hire that person back and fire him again to make a point.
I think it was a build up since Red Sox had the huge collapse, Giants beat the Patriots again in the Super Bowl, Rangers just beat the Bruins and Knicks Lin stealing attention from struggling Celtics.
So ESPN snapped and made that racist remark. I don't ever remember seeing anti-asian ESPN remarks against DiceK.
ESPN supposedly fires an employee. I don't necessarily believe they did though. I think they just said that.
<Another source naming names:
By the way, "Chink" is a forbidden word here.
Anthony Federico was sacked for writing a caption reading "A Chink in the Armour" on Friday night, following the Knicks' first loss since Lin joined the team.
Anchor Max Bretos was suspended for 30 days for using the same phrase.
Lin has been the source of numerous jokes and puns since bursting to the attention of the sports-loving public last month with a series of record-breaking games.
As the first player American-born player of Chinese origin in the NBA, he is enormously popular in the United States and Asia, particularly because he was sleeping on his brother's couch as a penniless unknown before getting his big break at the injury-hit Knicks.
Born in California to parents of Chinese origin who moved to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s, Lin went to the prestigious Harvard University, after failing to win a basketball scholarship, the route most professional players take to the top.