Sun 19 Feb 2012
Oh, man! Even Weezy was forced to weigh in on Jeremy Lin and Linsanity fever. In the latest webisode of Weezy’s Sports Corner, the basketball junkie ran through some NBA highlights, including his “slime” JR Smith getting traded to the Knicks. While he supports NY’s new acquisition, Weezy doesn’t show love for the city’s new shining star, J.Lin. The main reason is because Lin and the Knicks smashed Kobe and the Lakers in their last match up.
“Ever Since Jeremy Lin Beat My Lakers, I Hate Him. So I Call Him Lin Laden.”
I guess Weezy gets a pass because his reason is purely sports-related and not like some of these f*cks in the sports journalism world. Yesterday, we were shocked to see ESPN run a head line that read “Chink In The Armor” , which was based around Lin’s mediocre performance in the Knicks recent loss to the Hornets, which ended their win streak. The sports outlet did remove the story, fire the writer, Max Bretos, and apologize for their actions. A few weeks back, Fox Sports writer Jason Whitlock, sent out this racist a$$ tweet as well. I say f*ck the both of them.
However, we do have to show love to Saturday Night Live. Last night, they kicked off the show with a great skit that shed light on the double standard Lin is facing when it comes to his race. While there’s been plenty of questionable and racially charged commentary about the kid, most of it seems to be getting swept under the rug. If they were making these kind of comments about a new black or white player, do you think it would be a bigger deal?
Watch the skit after the jump and let us know what you think! Plus, fired ESPN reporter Max Bretos apologizes for his actions via Twitter and more bonus articles.
Dude, Lin even scored a Time Magazine cover!
Watch the rest of Weezy’s Sports Corner Below.
As recent headlines broke out that ESPN fired an employee and suspended Max Bretos for 30 days, Bretos took it to his Twitter to apologize to the ones he offended.
You can catch more details on ESPN’s decision to fire the reporter and suspend Bretos here.
(BONUS): President Obama is watching Lin (ESPN) | Dining Lin: Third And Long Becomes “Third And Lin” (Gothamist) | What does Jeremy Lin’s bracelet mean? (USA Today) | How the Knicks can keep Jeremy Lin (ESPN)