|Floyd Mayweather telling Larry Merchant off.|
Floyd got tired of Merchant re-phrasing his questions about the knockout and simply lost his cool. He felt that Merchant never gives him the respect he deserves as a fighter. An argument ensued and Floyd, among other things, told Merchant he “should be fired because you don’t know s--t about boxing."
Floyd may have went overboard on the 80-year old Merchant but it’s about time someone called him out. He’s been hating on black fighters for decades. His antagonistic journalism symbolizes the disdain America has for cocky black athletes.
|T.O. exercising for the media in 2005.|
Sure T.O. does sit ups for the media in his driveway and LeBron refers to himself as the King. At least they didn’t pull a Clemens and ask the team to allow them to take weeks off during the season to relax at home. Oh, and add in the demand for a $22-million dollar contract too. Talk about arrogance.
Plain and simple, the confidence of a black man is a scary sight for America. Maybe because “swag,” as we call it, is spreading like wild fire. Brash cockiness is no longer just in the ‘hood. It’s in suburban living rooms too.
|Jeremy Roenick was revered |
despite his arrogance.
“Yeah, I’m cocky and arrogant. But that doesn’t mean I’m a bad person.”
Yea you’re right Jeremy. As long as you’re not black.
The original article was published as Embrace the Swag at NJ Sports Addict, a blog by up-and-coming sports blogger, Nathaniel Ford.