Some professional athletes, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather in particular, have gotten themselves into hot water for talking about the hoopla surrounding Knicks breakout star Jeremy Lin being due in large part to his race.
DeSean Jackson, on the other hand, doesn't care. Perhaps he's a bit like Stephen Colbert in that he doesn't see race. Regardless of DJacc's excample, Lin has earned the Eagles receiver's respect.
Hands down da boy Jeremy LiN is Tha #TRUTH!! He got my Respect!! PRIME EXCAMPLE OF COMING FROM NOTHING 2 SOMETHIN!!
— Desean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10) February 16, 2012
Speaking of Colbert, he had a good take on Tuesday night about the "out of nowhere" aspect of Lin's rise -- Harvard being "nowhere."