What happened to the White-Americans NBA players?

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by rook, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. rook

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    Here's a stat: Last White-American NBA All Star starter? John Stockton in 1997....[​IMG]
    On Outside the Lines on ESPN, their running a segment on the decline of White-Americans in the NBA. Only 9.9% of them are in he NBA compared to 73% AfricanAmerican players. What a turn of events from the 1960's-1980's huh?

    Theirs also x2 more Foreign Players in the NBA than White Americans. Crazy

    I think it all comes down to just how much the game has changed from teams player at slower paces in the earlier stages in the NBA to now when teams likePhoenix Suns score in 8-10 seconds on average! Teams have to keep up with the pace that these teams have and having speed & athleticism over the way it wasplayed back then is in.

    Has their even been a HS star with such hype like John Wall or LeBron? Maybe Kevin Love?[​IMG]

    Whats your take on it?
     
  2. swizzc

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    My take is that you are currently watching outside the lines on ESPN.
     
  3. doublejs07

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    [​IMG] x [​IMG] so, what you're saying is.....
     
  4. big j 33

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    I think he's saying white people can't keep up
     
  5. scott frost

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    If I wanted to watch a bunch of white guys play basketball I can go to the YMCA for free.
     
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  7. rook

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  8. jamesonnt

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    Adam Morrison and JJ Redick were supposed to be the saviors!

    lulz
     
  9. never seen b4

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    This will not end well....
     
  10. dlo13

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    Nobody wants to watch scrappy white dudes. I don't give a damn how much "heart" and "passion" they have.
     
  11. rook

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    I Still can't believe Morrison was picked 3rd and now is the LAST player off the bench for the Lakers. [​IMG]
     
  12. chester the cheetah

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    White people always have Professional Bull Riding to fall back on.

    And winter sports.
     
  13. bigmike23

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    a thread about hating on white sports players and chester, shannon and DLo already in here

    KLJ coming soon

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  14. kiddin like jason

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  15. rook

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    Lol , i aint hating on em' Im just saying what happened to them!?! [​IMG]
     
  16. RyGuy45

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    What a surprise. This was an actual topic on OTL.
     
  17. swizzc

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  18. trasoul82

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    Marketing. Athletic tall black guys sell tickets. Fundamental basketball (alone*) does not (on the professional level). But we could see a change in the nearfuture. There is a reason for all of this recent talk of player developement and team basketball and I believe that it's tied in with Nash winningback-to-back MVP awards.




    *I'm not saying those people can't play fundamental basketball.

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    I'm black...

    and that matters.
     
  19. westcoastsfinest

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    mark madsen[​IMG]
     
  20. N41D

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    Racist. [​IMG]
     
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    this buds for you!

    this man will be doing work in the league. 20/10 that's how he gets down
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  22. marionthebarberian

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    they making a comeback
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  23. 03silverbullet

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    are you saying "those people" just don't play enough fundamental basketball?
     
  24. cicero avenue dopeman

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    Why aint Vanilla Sky gettin no PT?

    Chase Budginer is the future......
     
  25. im not you

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    If Joe Alexander could actually play basketball...America would eat him up

    It's going to take a white guy...pause but easy on the eyes...athletic...exciting...franchise level player and I guarantee David Stern will Eminem him