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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 12:01 am  |  100 responses

Video: Jeremy Lin’s Game-Winning 3 Beats Toronto

The Linsanity continues…

Jeremy Lin’s legend grows. Again. This kid is unbelievable.

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  • USABOUND

    WOW! HATERS GONNA HATE… SKILLS JUST STATE!!

  • t-sizzle

    AHAHAHA check out how everyone is cheering when he hits the shot! DANG!

  • MUBWAR

    i was on nba.com when lin hit the 3pointer and it was saying BREAKING NEWS in red lin hit the game winner. I taught Teabow was ridiculously overhyped, guess i was wrong

  • http://www.nicekicks.com Chris

    I don’t think he’s overhyped, the way he’s playing he deserves the praise. Just have to see how well he holds up, if he can handle the spotlight and keep his confidence when he hits a slump.

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    Hyped or not you gotta like what he’s doing. It’s a great story, not his fault the media blows everything up. I liked him in his limited time in golden state even though I’m not a warriors fan. I didn’t think he’d be ripping it like this though. Good for him. Don’t hate just respect that he’s balLin right now.

  • floe

    wow calderon really earned his 10 million on that play. moron.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    You know, after tonight, I do not feel the Knicks need to add anyone to the team. I don’t want to see Iman Shumpert or Landry Fields lose minutes. Lin’s shot was huge, but Iman Shumpert’s 4th quarter defense on Jose Calderon was what changed the game, and even allowed the Knicks an opportunity to win. Besides, B-Diddy is going to be inserted into the rotation at some point, and he’s going to see some minutes in the backcourt at the one and the two. Knicks should just stash Toney Douglas on the bench, and hope he finds his shot again (perhaps a stint in the D-League would help) when the time comes to call his number at some point during this season. No sense messing up the team chemistry right now by adding a “character” like J.R. Smith to the team. Don’t get me wrong, I love J.R. Smith’s game, but in my honest opinion, J.R. wouldn’t embrace any role the Knicks might want to offer him. I can’t believe I’m saying this now, and how much things have changed for my Knicks in such a short period of time. I’m not being a prisoner of the moment either. This is just all so surreal. Bottom line, addition would likely be subtraction at this point. The Knicks only need to keep working on their team from withLin!

  • Riggs

    yeah its not like nba.com has ever did that before…

  • coyboo

    floyd? floyd? still whining????????

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Lin comes through in the “Knick of Time” again. What you got to say now Floyd Mayweather? Don’t answer that. Man up and fight Manny Pacquiao. Yeah BOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  • Matt Park

    I wasn’t high on Shumpert when he got drafted. Now I am proven wrong. Shumpert, while inconsistent on offense, has been playing excellent defense all season. If he keeps this up and manages to prove himself against big-time players, then Shump will be an All-NBA First Defensive Teamer.

    And I have to cosign orange about J.R. He is a great player, but the Knicks are not for him.

    On another note, Lin made yell like five times this game. On his last minute AND1 and game-winner, my next door neighbor (a good friend of my dad) ran over to my house… lol I must’ve woken up the whole neighborhood.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Lin may be as overhyped as that football player in Denver, but let’s be real, Jeremy Lin IS an actual point guard. Is Tebow an actual quarterback? Mayweather’s racist arse can go play the role of Karrine Steffans too. Is Lin going to be as dominate as he’s been for the rest of his career? I truly doubt it, but as i’ve been saying, as long as he can contribute at least 10 PPG and 7+ APG, i’m grateful. And I agree with Orange, we don’t need to add anyone. We went from NOT having a bench to having a decent bench. Shumpert, Novak, Jefferies (who saw that coming) and maybe even Davis should he NOT replace Lin when he’s back.

  • blakos

    Floyd coming off like a chump

  • http://www.freerice.com freerice

    Jeremy Lin has been a sensation to all basketball players out there. He is a true role model and also very humble. He is for real. The games he’s started, he’s averaged 28-8 which is friggin superstar stats. DONT ANYONE SAY HE’S JUST A ROLE PLAYER CAUSE THAT WILL JUST DAMN STRAIGHT FOOLISH.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Yeah fellas, I think we all agree. NO to J.R. Smith. We actually got a bench now. Think about this too, when Jorts comes back, he bangs better than K-Mart and can actually knock down that corner three. This Knicks TEAM is headed in the right direction for sure. Knicks MSG ratings up 70%. lol. Right about now Dolan has all the leverage with Time Warner cable when they come back to the table, and they will, and now their offer better look a lot like what the Lakers got. Dolan set to roll in the money like a pig does the mud. Weeeeeee weeeeeeee! lol

  • https://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    “I’m just balling. Don’t mind me.”

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Daaayum! I forgot ALL about Jorts. Yeah, things are looking a little brighter. And LONG LIVE CABLEVISION!!!

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The nightmare continues.

  • BBaller

    I’m really just liking how happy and enthusiastic Lin seems to be, good on him for living the dream. Really refreshing approach to the game.Nothing to hate about..all positives.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    This is simply great. For however long it lasts. Never seen anything like it.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Floyd was right though, plenty of black athletes have done this, IE Watson was in the 20s and his Fg was decent while rose was out. They just want a sensation and it’ll be funny when they realize he really is the Tebow of the NBA. Kid takes shots like he’s a superstar. Watch he won’t last, and don’t say I’m hating it’s called opinions not hate. If I’m wrong I’m wrong & he’ll have deserved it oh and he’s not humble lmao.

  • ugly_fish

    ^^^S T F U moron… what more does he have to do to prove to the haters he’s the real deal? Its not like he’s putting up big numbers on a bad team…HE’S ACTUALLY WINNING games for the Knicks. Eff all you MELO d riders when the knicks were 8-15!

  • Patrick

    RICE IN HIS VEINS

  • ugly_fish

    honestly I was at the Raps game tonight and most of the people hating were not White ppl but other minorities (i.e. black, filipino, spanish). I feel as though the mentality of these haters is like “oh basketball is supposed to be a black sport, an area where blacks should have a monopoly in terms of success. Black are a disenfranchised group and they have been and still are (albeit much more covertly) a target of racism, but they should not project their anger and in turn be racist towards other groups. Honestly, comments by Mayweather and that journalist Whitelock exhibit Xenophobia with respects to Asians in the NBA. People clown Yao, people Clown Yi and morons like Red and Mubwar continue their hate. Lin has averaged about 27PPG AND 8 DIMES in 6 STRAIGHT WINS FOR A TEAM THAT WAS HEADING DOWNHILL. HOW THE F CAN YOU CALL HIM OVERHYPED??? I bet if Toney Douglas put up does numbers people wouldn’t hesitate to call him the next DROSE or CP3 and Mayweather wouldnt say a word. And a lot of people like Mayweather cannot handle the fact that an Asian American is infringing on a spotlight that they wrongfully believe is the exclusive domain of african americans. The point is: MINORITIES CAN BE JUST AS RACIST as white people; and just because they are targets of racism/ prejudice/ stereotypes does not give them a free pass to perpetuate it on other racial groups.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Bl3GRdULQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player 1982

    He makes enjoying the game fun, if that makes sense.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    SMH at the ugly clown trying to make this Lin vs. Melo, when Melo is Lin’s biggest supporter.

  • ugly_fish

    ^ I think at this point Carmelo Anthony is completely expendable… The knicks should keep STAT though

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lol again it’s an opinion, get over it. He made a 3 on the Raps, he is after all a good 3 point shooter. Was a clutch play, again he can’t do well without taking excessive shots.

  • http://tempdog1 Tempest

    After the game recap on nba.com It had no stats from players just Lin Hits Game Winning 3 Pointer. This kid is amazing

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    @Red show me all the players doing what Lin is doing in their first 5 starts. As for C.J. Watson, get real. First we had Enigmatic (a Bulls fan) bringing up Lucas’ ONE game against the Wizards, and now we got you bringing up C.J. Watson. LMAO! Soon Bulls fans will be comparing Lin to Rose. Without looking, I bet C.J. Watson has NEVER started 5 games in a row and put a team on his back for 5 straight W’s like Lin has just done in the first 5 starts of his career with the Knicks…and what’s most impressive is the Knicks have pretty much been without both Stat and Melo for all but one of those starts by Lin. Sometimes you just need to say “mea culpa” and save face.

  • AQWORD

    LONG LIVE THE LIN !!!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I think it’s “obvious” ugly clown is not a Knicks fan. Freaking troll.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Being asian has nothing to do with anything. Dude is balling out of his mind but you become overhyped when people compare you to Earl Monroe, JKidd, SNash and JStockon.

  • ugly_fish

    @ RED Well again…your opinion is completely moronic. You haven’t adequately explained why you think he is overhyped. All you did was bring in a CJ Watson example that isn’t even comparable (in terms of #’s or the impact on WINNING). If you agree with Mayweather name a black player (or ANY player) that IS NOT an all-star/superstar that has done something comparable. Exactly. NOBODY is saying he is on Lebron James, Kobe, Wade, Durant or even Deron Williams’ level. But it’s crazy how a “no-name” averaged sized bench player that happens to be Asian American is single-handedly turning around one of the most well-recognized and notoriously underperforming franchises in sports in a huge market around when two of its stars are out. Its possible Jeremy Lin could flame out any game now…but to suggest that what he’s accomplished thus far is less-deserving of the attention its received is a poorly formed opinion.

  • Justin G.

    It is time for all those non-believers to admit they were wrong. Red, I don’t know how much more the kid has to do but it’s painfully obvious your standards are way too high for anyone to match. And can we please leave the race conversations out of these conversations please? It gets incredibly boring (although I can’t believe nobody is calling Patrick out for his comment).

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    I had the “Melo” is expendable conversation with a friend recently. He’s won 6 terrific games for the New York Knicks. He’s incredible to watch, and he’s making a lot of people (on this site and everywhere else) who think they know basketball like the back of their hand reexamine the game, and he’s quite frankly a phenomenon. But if you’re this quick to assume that this team, which consists of a freakishly good inexperienced point guard with zero playoff minutes played, plus an all-star power forward who can’t get out of the first round, and a defense first center can beat OKC, Miami, Chicago, and Boston (yes, Boston), then you might want to examine how good you want this team to be. Right now, they’re playing extremely well. You need them to be more than great if you want them to be a championship team. If you were a coach, a GM, or even a scout – and you brought up the fact that your bench warmer/phenom should be the focal point of the offense and you should let your “newly acquired” 5 time all-star go, you’d come this close to being fired, especially since the front court trio that was brought to NYC as the big three have yet to play with a real point guard. They’re about to – letting Melo go before that even happens, especially after 6 (great) games, is more preposterous than proclaiming Lin an all-star already.

  • OTB

    Wow, great post ugly_fish, regarding the minorities issue. I’m from Toronto as well, and that kind of attitude is quite prevalent, I see it from my friends since I’m a minority myself.

    Lin takes a lot of bad shots however…he shot 9/20 but most of the game, he was doing a horrible job offensively. He came alive in the 4th. @Red – He actually had a 3 point play right before this game winner. Kid is great.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Watson can step up but has never been given the chance yet. No other athletes come to mind but I’m there are others. Again, the point remains the kid is jacking up more shots than he should. Only reason he’s even doing well, the league needs another Asian player to fuel their Chinese market. If anyone really was a Lin fan you’d remember when he first entered the league everyone was saying the L was hoping he’d be the next Yao Ming. He’s a role player, and a darn good one too. Now I’m going to enjoy the Knicks sinking even more cause of you stans.

  • Ugly_fish

    ^ good lord!! Ok u win Red. You are absolutely impossible and possibly retarted.

  • Ugly_fish

    @1982 I agree with your points and logic. But there has to be something there when Denver nuggets become a better/just as good team without u an the Knicks becoming worse after acquiring you as well as the deteriorating play of STAT. But I digress, perhaps playing with a veteran, experienced PG could change things however even with Billips last year the Knicks did not improve at all relative to how they were playing when before the Melo trade.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Have some shame & respect and don’t use the R word thanks. It seems you can’t stand to hear opinions that differ from yours. It happens my dude, people don’t agree no big deal. What I say isn’t written in stone and vice versa. I think what u should care about is being a good person not about a basketball player you’ll never meet. Hey if Lin is a good person Idc how good he is or how bad I’ll be a fan. Right now I think he’s above average and not too much upside. That’s me not the book of life son.

  • Ugly_fish

    Fair enough and my bad for using the r-word.
    Sorry.

  • shutup

    Amazing, simply amazing, so we see he can play well with Stat and hes clutch, I think that with Melo on this team this just might work, the fairy tale continues. And no Floyd no player; black, white or green has put up numbers like Lin has done in his first 5 starts, still not a Knicks fan again, but he got me rooting for them, can see him def getting most improved player award this year.

  • QuimbyJoe

    Great game!

  • mtobi

    The only scratch on his game tonight are the 8 turnovers, pretty suprised noone has mentioned that. Good they won the game, ’cause otherwise he would have been the one getting the blame. Also, his D on Calderon, and later Barbossa was pretty loose. Not hatin or anything, just pointing out, that he is not the “God’s Disciple” that the media make him to be. Still, last 2 minutes of the fourth made me collect my jaw of the floor.

  • ChipS

    Melo has played six minutes since Lin has been inserted into the starting lineup and got hurt. Why are people acting like this will be the first time he’s played with a point guard? Dude has been injured and trying to do things he’s not known to do. He’s not a point guard or a point forward, he’s not Lebron. The Knicks had him playing out postition until they find somebody, and now they have found that somebody in Jeremy Lin. Now, Melo can go back to being the high scoring small forward he is known to be. Knicks need another scorer and it shows when Lin is trying to do to much and turns the ball over or is shooting 20-24 shots a game from the point guard position. Let them get on the court together before you pass judgement. Lin has become one of my favorite players and what he’s doing won’t be forgotten, deserves the love and hype that he’s getting. I’m black and I found Mayweather’s statement ridiculous. I mean I think he can and will beat Pacman but c’mon man, can’t be spoiling the cereal with spoiled milk(something Greg Anthony or Kenny Smith would say followed by Shaq saying “I like cereal”.lmao).

  • Stocksy

    The Kid can play and any saying ship ‘Melo?? Really? C’mon now, Lin has stepped up and now proving he is more than a 2 or 3 game wonder.. Add in Stat and it still worked.. add in Melo and it will still work.. The fact Knicks now have a PG doing what a PG should EVERYONE is looking better from starters to bench players. Will Lin always be this good and productive? Who knows.. Even certified all stars dont have crazy numbers every game so yes there will be a dip. Whats important is that the Wins keep coming.. Jefferies, Chandler, Shump, Fields and Novak all looking good during the Lin run too.. Things are looking up in NY and having a fit PG that can play is the reason. Last year fella apart due to Billups injury and early on they didnt have anyone stepping up.

    I think Lin will stay productive and stay starter. Of course he is hyped its such a good story for media to run with.

  • Jono

    Wow, I’m surprised a simple feel good story such as this is generating so much hate. For all the haters out there, if you can’t enjoy this and are furiously bashing your keyboards, there must be something going really wrong in your life to upset you this much.

  • http://slamonline BossTerrry

    Guy is ballin’, I cant take that away from him…. Hopefully he keeps it up (not even a knicks fan) love a great underdog story… (Dont like the name- Lin-sanity) C’mon media, let Vince have that…

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    @ Jono: HEAR, HEAR.
    sad state of affairs indeed.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Makes sense Floyd Mayweather would be hating on an Asian… He’s scared to fight one (Pac-Man).

  • KidCongo

    This is such a Knicks story! I mean, this fits so well with the franchise mythology. Gutsy player, works hard, takes chances, delivers unexpected heroics. Reminds me of John Starks.

  • Kobester

    27 and 11 and come up big again in the clutch? This is starting to become the norm. But yeah, I do agree he needs to watch his TO.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Orange. LMAO at the CJ Watson comparison… Are you serious, dude?

  • BBaller

    Co sign ugly fish, racism is a human race disease not exclusive to whites.All races are racist!!!Unfortunately..cue sad face

  • BBaller

    Why does Lin’s race even need to be mentioned. Lets all celebrate an inspiring story such is J Lin. Black,White, Yellow,Purple,Orange ,Green, Grey, the only color that matters is we all bleed Red.Lin is a good BBaller not a good Asian BBaller!!!!!!!!!!

  • sefos

    FTL

  • Mike From Spain

    Lin is for real, but bear in mind that the Knicks struggled against one of the worst teams in the league.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Kid is a revelation….I mean not to race bait or anything but lets make the comparison for comparison sakes; whats the difference between Sun Yue and Jeremy Lin sitting on the bench?? Its not skill, its not talent….well perhaps a little bit…..but its mainly mentality. One guy works hard and absolutely believes in himself…. has full confidence to call off the screen on the last play of the game and pull up for a 3. Has confidence, has self belief. While both guys were on the bench [referring to Lin and Yue] one guy found it comfortable sitting next to the water cooler and the conditioning coach, the other was itching to get on the floor. The mind is an incredible thing, nothing great is ever done without belief…EVER. This brother is onto something

  • Kobester

    ^^^ That and the fact JLin is 10 times more skilled than the “Monkey King” from China.

  • vtrobot

    “Only reason he’s even doing well, the league needs another Asian player to fuel their Chinese market.” Ha ha. That’s awesome. The whole thing is a conspiracy. The L gave Calderon a little bonus to give Lin some room for that last shot. Word to Ugly_fish.

  • Riggs

    @Red: you’re retarded.

  • Brahsef

    I don’t understand why people sayin Lins overyhyped. Unlike Tebow dudes actually producing. Like his stats are good, Tebows were trash.

  • http://www.twitter.com_dfrance dfrance21

    @Bballer We can’t be afraid to address the racial aspect of Lin’s story, I just don’t think we have to look at the race part of it as a negative or giving him some sort of advantage. No player, black, white, red or green has done what Lin has done in their first few starts. Of course he’s worked hard to achieve what he has achieved, but the fact is Asian players don’t usually succeed in the NBA. Just like basketball players from Harvard don’t usually go to the NBA. Just like players that get cut from 2 teams in 2 years don’t usually come in and drop 38 on the Lakers. It’s all part of the story and that makes it even more LINspiring!

  • kh

    I love the whole Lin story!
    But Toronto fans disappoint (again)

  • dev0

    Lin was so nonchalant as he drilled the game winner. Just a champ. I couldn’t help but think that when Carmelo comes back, he’ll demand those types of shots. Lin wasn’t spectacular but he won when it counted so props to Jeremy. I just hope after all the build-up he can settle into a solid career and contract, and doesn’t flame out.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    Lin is overhyped because he’s only done this for 6 games and people are comparing him to Hall of Famers. Yes, the dude is ballin, and I’m not hating on that, but let’s not start giving him MVP votes after six games. He is a good point guard in a great situation and is finally showcasing his skills. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though.

  • hillbilly

    BBaller’s comment from 6:50am just about sums it up. The fact that so many people are making such a big deal of his race (in 2012, FFS!) speaks volumes about our society. What I find absolutely fascinating about all of this is how Jeremy & the asian community are just taking everything in stride. If this was a black kid, breaking records in the NHL, every thinly-veiled, pseudo ethnic comment would be put under a microscope & overly scrutinized beyond all reason. Al Sharpton would be on a hundred different media outlets, crying foul & calling for people’s heads on a platter.

  • Gman

    Red cmon now..Watson LOL. the kid jacked up 2 more than Amare, and made one more than him. He is leading the team right now.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I thought Mayweather scheduled the fight with Manny and Manny’s camp said no? Is there some other information that came out?
    As for his tweet, which I saw when it first posted and knew was going to be a problem, it’s what typically happens when cats speak on complicated issues in 140 characters or less.
    Lin is balling. His story would be compelling regardless of race. But, his race is definitely part of the story and has been discussed and dissected as such. Just like his Ivy League background. Yes, he’s more popular because he’s Asian. Just like a black presidential candidate got more attention because he was black. Novelty creates attention. Defying expectations and stereotypes creates hype and attention. That’s all that is happening.
    It’s funny how people think discussing race and the role it plays in our actions is racist. It’s also funny how many people say stuff like “This would have have never happened if I was (insert race)” and then turnaround and call other people racist when they do the same thing.
    Weird.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Hillbilly with some covert racism right there.
    Straight bullsh*t.
    Teddy is Asian, Myung is Asian, both of them have spoken about insensitive comments made about Lin’s race on this very board. Other Asians have done the same at other locations, but since those are the spots typically covered by ESPN nobody is paying attention.
    Floyd Mayweather makes a ridiculous comment, and Lin is being persecuted? Please. The vast majority of the attention devoted to Lin has been positive. Very few people, particularly people in his business have spoken out against him.
    Hell, Tim Tebow got hate just like Lin, and you know what, Christians were incredibly angry and scrutinized every comment about him.. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with the profile of the group that’s involved and how easily their message is gotten out to the masses. The media has chosen to speak to Al Sharpton and thus he has been anointed the spokesperson for black people despite the variety of different feelings most black people have about him. That’s because that’s the cat the white-dominated media wants to hear speak because he produces easily used information for their news packages.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Na it’s cool, I understand the Watson comparison is a bit too crazy but I do believe there’s been others like Lin. And sorry hillbilly but in 2012 racism didn’t die. Race will always be a factor & racism will always live, trust me I face it every other day.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Allen: I honestly don’t know what’s up with Floyd vs. Manny–any of it. I also don’t even know what Floyd said in his tweet. LOL. I got the gist of it from these comments though, so I wanted to make a joke/jab.

  • 23

    @Kholiday, I never heard any comparisons to hall of famers??? Who is he being compared to?
    @Red, you sound like somebody who is racist.
    @Allenp, they’ve both backed out from fights for there own reasons. But pacman has said he will fight, but mayweather feels like he is too good and doesn’t need to prove it to anyone.
    @uglyfish, I agree with you. And I’ve noticed those same points myself.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    23
    You didn’t hear about Floyd booking the date in May, and the venue, and then reaching out to Manny to schedule the fight. And Manny saying he won’t be available until June, which is of course when Mayweather will be incarcerated?
    Floyd wants to fight on his terms, Manny wants to fight on his. Nobody is ducking anybody, they both just feel like neither of them should have to compromise.

  • 23

    From what I understand, pac wants a standard boxing match with standard drug testing. But floyd is going overboard and basically accusing pacman of using peds by demanding a more extreme PED test. He’s being ridiculous. He’s disrespecting pac, so pac isn’t just gonna sit there and do what he says. None of pac’s other opponents ask for him to take a more extreme test. Why should he have to do it for floyd? Pac is widely regarded as the best, and that’s why floyd goes out of his way to act like he doesn’t need to beat pac. He’s lying to himself to help him sleep at night

  • Brion

    Im loving this Lin story, im actually looking for Knick games now on L. pass, BUT, the only stat I saw that makes me remotely cautious is that one that listed all players who started out their NBA careers with 20 plus games….you had all the greats then number six was Flip Murray. Im definatly not hating but does anyone see what im getting at?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    23
    Well, I’m not a boxing fan, so my comments may be off, but from what I understand Pac initially balked at blood testing similar to the kind done for the Olympics, then said he would submit for a set period of time, but not randomly throughout the training period.
    I don’t find a blood test request to be out of bounds. Doping is too prevalent in sports, and in a sport like boxing where you risk you life the entire bout, I would want to be absolutely sure my opponent was clean.
    If Floyd is the best, then I can see why he would feel it’s his right to dictate terms. Conversely, I can see why Manny would refuse. what I can’t see is why people want to call either one of them cowards.

  • bobbyD

    Floyd wanted to fight on the 5th of May. The venue probably would’ve been the MGM. Arum (Manny’s promoter) wanted a date late in the month at the earliest so he could set up a temporary stadium on a vacant block of land down the road from the strip and generate more gate revenue. Manny’s also recovering from a cut sustained in his last fight. I think his surgeon wants him to wait until April before sparring, which would give Manny a camp time of one month or so.

  • bike

    This kid deserves a nickname by now. Lincredible? The Dragon might be kinda cool but potentially race oriented…Let the contest begin.

  • robb

    Allenp Mayweather wanted a 60-40 split and Manny’s camp didn’t accept. They even proposed a 45-45 split with the remaining 10% going to the winner (sounds fair to me) but Mayweather said no.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    ^never seen it take anyone that long too recover from a cut… interesting

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    @ Allen P, exactly what Rob said. But also, Manny’s camp never said no. They were thinking it over before Mayweather said he got tired of waiting and booked the fight with Cotto. ALSO the last time the whole blood test thing that Mayweather wanted was an issue, Pac-Man agreed to it, but would take it two weeks before the fight. Mayweather countered by saying he wanted it done the day before the fight. That was the deal breaker. Mayweather is just shook. He was my man until all his little shenanigans to get out of fighting Pac-Man…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t think he’s shook. I mean, I just don’t. I think he wants to fight on his terms because he thinks that’s his right
    Manny disagrees. Neither of them is scared of the other one. That just seems ridiculous.

  • ti-sizzle

    but Mayweather keeps changing terms midway?

  • 23

    mayweather keeps grasping at straws to avoid pacman. hes not scared of pac beating him up. hes more scared that pac will win the bout. if mayweather was fearless he would have just said “lets fight, our trainors/agents will iron out the details later” but instead he himself keeps coming up with new ways to prolong their fight

  • robb

    Mayweather is not scared but he knows there’s always the chance Pacman might win so he wants to make the most out of this fight just in case, otherwise he would have accepted the 45-45 with the 10% “bonus”. He’s not called Money May for nothing

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I think that’s fair Robb. I think he believes he should not be equal to Pac when it comes to pay. And if he’s risking his claim to fame, then he wants his money absolutely right.

  • Bojangles

    If this carries on to the playoffs, I’m going straight to church and thanking God for Jesus’ return. The NBA is finally earning their slogan; this is amazing!

  • Bojangles

    P.S. While I’m on the topic of prayer, please let the Raps snag Harrison Barnes. Thanks, God!

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Racist? LOL, that’s funny. And Riggs your attempt at humor was mad wack & you’ll go nowhere in life acting like that my dude.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @Red, Dude you are a downright hater. Of course your entitled to your opinion but when you say things like “i cant wait to see the knicks sink” is blatant hating. Lin is going to keep up his stellar play, so keep hating.You mad bro? & btw C.J wastson..REALLY!?..lmao

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    @23, I’ve heard Steve Nash comparisons… CMON NOW! Steve Nash???

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Come on Red, just let it go.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @Red, If you have 2k12 for xbox, ill drop 40 with Lin on you , even though he has a rating of 58, than youll have a reason to be bitter towards Lin/Knicks. :D

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    LMAO @ that, kid it’s not hate, hate is saying I wish the Knicks all died, saying I want the Knicks to lose is being a sports fan. I’m a Bulls fan, get over it. And I have no reason to be bitter against the 8th seed while my team is the best in the L, “you mad bro?” LOL what a lame.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    ^Cool story Bro.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chubachuchi

    @Red you’re the fu*king lame its so obvious you just hate Jeremy Lin for no damn reason. I bet you if Lin scored in the 20s the next 3 games this dude would still be hating on him CJ Watson my @ss. CJ is decent and I don’t know if you watch Bulls games but he’s a chucker, I still like him. I’m a hardcore Bulls fan btw and you should know having the best record in the L means nothing come playoff time.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    A fellow bulls fan shut you down bro. Your def mad now bro. @ chubachuchi ,great comment.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    You ooze douchebag Phoenix lol, and I hate him? Did I ever say he should die or anything? I simply saw myself having an opinion, and you guys getting hurt by it like little girls. Oh and uhm last I checked hardcore meant you’re extreme so if u were you would borderline hate the Knicks but nice try.

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