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Jeremy Lin Has Earned DeSean Jackson’s Respect

Feb 16, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

DeSean Jackson has gotten caught up in the truth that is Knicks' star Jeremy Lin.

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.

Speaking of Colbert, he had a good take on Tuesday night about the “out of nowhere” aspect of Lin’s rise — Harvard being “nowhere.”

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