Floyd Mayweather And Spike Lee Settle Differences Over Jeremy Lin Tweet
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Spike Lee made peace in Miami after a racially insensitive tweet by Mayweather about New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin sparked an online rift between the two, according to Fox Sports.
Lee and Mayweather were both present at AmericanAirlines Arena during last night’s Miami Heat victory over the New York Knicks. According to a tweet from Lee, the two settled their differences.
Floyd Mayweather And I Had A Great Conversation Courtside.We're MAD COOL.ALL LOVE.2 Brotha's.YA-DIG yfrog.com/gyylvaij—
Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) February 24, 2012
Mayweather caused a stir online earlier this month when he tweeted, “Jeremy Lin is a good player, but all the hype is because he’s Asian … Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.”
Lee, in particular, took exception to the tweet. Replying later, “Floyd Mayweather I Hope You Watched Jeremy Hit The Gamewinning 3 Pointer With .005 Seconds Left.Our Guy Can BALL PLAIN AND SIMPLE.RECOGNIZE.”
The Knicks lost 102-88 to the Heat with Mayweather on hand.