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"LINsanity"! NY Knick Jeremy Lin Talks To ESPN After "Racist" Headline (VIDEO)

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N.Y. Knick Jeremy Lin has a new found popularity, why all the hate though??

Since 1985, only 15 players have scored at least 20 points, seven assists and a steal for six games in a row. That list includes Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Chris Paul ... and Jeremy Lin.

Jeremy Lin is the new sensation on the New York Knicks, and everyone seems to be routing for the underdog...well, most.

There are some people actually debating whether or not Jeremy Lin should really be popular or is it his Asian race that plays a factor?

Boxer, Floyd Maywhether, caught a lot of slack for his Twitter comments on Lin,

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.

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.

Really though? Even if you DO feel that way, don't you realize that same thing Maywhether is referring to that is holding "black" people back is the same thing he's doing to Jeremy Lin, who is Asian. Why shouldn't Lin get his props? That's the real question.

Even ESPN had to take down and apologize for their offensive headline, "Chink In Armor," referring to Lin.

“I don’t think it was on purpose or whatever. At the same time, they’ve apologized, and so from my end I don’t care anymore. [You] have to learn to forgive. And I don’t even think that was intentional, or hopefully not."
Lin said.

ESPN has since fired the editor responsible for publishing the headline.

But Jeremy says his new found fame is still a bit "overwhelming" and talks to ESPN about it...

What do you think about Jeremy Lin's new popularity?

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