Your argument is an ad hominem one. I've noticed Mayweather plays the race card, but does that make his statement any less true ? You said it yourself, "so of course a 6'3" Chinese kid that's tearing it up is going to get some extra attention while he's hot.". I'm not saying Lin isn't a great player (I'm from NY and I'm happy he's here), but lets call it like it is. A black player would get attention as a breakout star, but not as much as Lin does. You said it yourself 80% of the nba is black, so how is it so hard to believe Lin is getting more attention due to his race ?
You seem to be contradicting yourself. And you're also wrong. Why can't people just leave race out of this? It is getting way too archaic and fucking pathetic.
Lin's race definitely merits some of the fame he has received but his story and his talent is the main reason.
I am sure a black player who went to Harvard, went undrafted, got cut by three different NBA teams and scored more points in his first four starts in the NBA than anyone else which in turn had sparked a winning streak would have gotten the same amount of exposure.
Anyone who disagrees is racist, unintelligent and obnoxious.
With that being said people like Jenny Hyun should not exist in this planet.