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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Jeremy Lin Drafted Into Sporting World's Stupidest Rivalry

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Jeremy Lin has become a topic of note for the world's most famous boxers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Jeremy Lin has become a topic of note for the world's most famous boxers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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After Floyd Mayweather Jr kicked up some dust yesterday by saying that Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks is only receiving hype because he's Asian -- "praise" which black players don't receive, says Mayweather -- Manny Pacquiao has tweeted this morning about Lin.

He kept it short and sweet:

God Bless Jeremy Lin.
Feb 14 via Mobile Web Favorite Retweet Reply


On February 12, Pacquiao said via Twitter, "Jeremy Lin has stepped up just in the Knick of time. He is a great player."

Now, I'll be honest: I believe that Manny Pacquiao is personally updating that account as much as I believe that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr are going to fight each other in November (this time, seriously, it could totally really happen, you guys), and I'm really only talking about this because it's funny.

This comes off like pure pissing contest fodder. Mayweather takes a stance on Lin, drawing a lot of criticism, so the Manny Twitter comes alive with a quick comment in semi-defense of Lin, proving again that, just as it's been written so far, Manny's "The Nice Guy" while Floyd is the controversial villain.

Just another day in Floyd n' Manny Land. Welcome to the stupidest rivalry in sports, Jeremy Lin.

Mayweather faces Miguel Cotto on May 5, while Pacquiao will face Timothy Bradley on June 9. Both fights will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on HBO pay-per-view.