Originally Posted by ILLsmak
It's not true... lol. Plus there are more races than black and white. I'm half Mauritian and half "white" and while I am not tall, I am just as athletic as anyone I've ever seen. Both of my parents were great athletes.
I think most people just think of black people when they think of athleticism.
This is a chuckle-worthy racist thread, not because it's demeaning but just because of the ignorant way it comes off. Like you would have to play differently against white people or black people. I'm surprised someone didn't come in like, "TRY TO OUTSMART THEM!"
I agree, that's the old stereotype, all blacks can jump and run but white people are smarter. I think it has more to do with where you grow up than the pigment of your skin.
I would think this kind of thinking would start to disappear. People used to say blacks couldn't be QB's because they weren't smart enough but look at the black QB's in the NFC and NCAA. And for those who think whites are slow and can't jump look up Jacob Tucker and Micah Lancaster on youtube.
Originally Posted by iamgine
Actually the race are useful in explaining. Fast is fast but a white people's "fast" are usually lower than black people's. Just like Jeremy Lin is athletic for Asian but not so much if he's black. Perhaps sounds racist but true.
I've played with fast black's and whites but I have to say the quickest and fastest player I have ever played with was a 5'2" Asian. I agree with who ever said it doesn't matter though, put in work and forget the ceiling.