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Old 05-21-2009, 07:29 AM   #46
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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I dont see how stronger has anything to do with athletic..

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Old 05-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #47
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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White players are in general less athletic than black players. It's not profiling, it's fact.

Not all stereotypes are wrong.

Blacks are stupider than whites. This is also a fact, but if you see people mentioning that, Al Sharpton would go crazy.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:53 PM   #48
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

You guys are forgetting the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ATHLETIC QUALITY IN JUST ABOUT EVERY SPORT... especially basketball


COORDINATION...

Which steve Nash has in abundance. It's why he is one of the most athletic players in the NBA..who else could play professionally in two sports..right this second? Bruce Arena (coach of USA world cup soccer team) said Nash could easily play in MLS if he wanted to.

btw...In that first video..Ricky Rubio is dunking while wearing #32 about 40 seconds in. He was 15 in that video.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:57 PM   #49
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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Blacks are stupider than whites. This is also a fact, but if you see people mentioning that, Al Sharpton would go crazy.

It is true that black people score lower on IQ tests on average. But that's attributed to the much higher levels of poverty that they live in. On average, whites and blacks in poverty score about the same on IQ tests. And the average middle/upper class blacks score equal to their white counterparts.

There's also an argument to be made for the cultural biases on those tests.

So there.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:12 PM   #50
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

And whites are stupider than Asians, thats also a fact.
Asian americans are the highest earners as a race in america, plus they outnumber the rest of us throughout the world. Continue celebrating being smarter than blacks, but remember who your grandchildren are going to be working for....
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:18 PM   #51
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Blacks are stupider than whites. This is also a fact, but if you see people mentioning that, Al Sharpton would go crazy.


False. What are your facts based on? Also, intelligence is a matter of opinion. Some people can consider you intelligent, while others think you're stupid...

Flawed logic there Mr. KKK
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:22 PM   #52
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

If it weren't for the three point line and the elimination of the hand check on the perimeter the only white people on the basketball court would be the refs.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:45 PM   #53
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The dude obviously has mad skills..
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:10 PM   #54
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

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It is true that black people score lower on IQ tests on average. But that's attributed to the much higher levels of poverty that they live in. On average, whites and blacks in poverty score about the same on IQ tests. And the average middle/upper class blacks score equal to their white counterparts.

There's also an argument to be made for the cultural biases on those tests.

So there.

never got the point of being so attached to how one's race does on average...Worry about yourself not the average of your race.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:23 PM   #55
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It is true that black people score lower on IQ tests on average. But that's attributed to the much higher levels of poverty that they live in. On average, whites and blacks in poverty score about the same on IQ tests. And the average middle/upper class blacks score equal to their white counterparts.

There's also an argument to be made for the cultural biases on those tests.

So there.


Actually they don't. Upper class /middle class black and upper/middle class whites show the greatest divergence in IQ scores of any class. And Asians still score higher even if they are raised by adopted families.

I also believe that West African's do tend to have greater fast twitch muscle fibers and other abilities that help them run faster and jump higher. Which helps them in sports like basketball. They don't however have slow twich muscle fibers, and have lower aerobic capacity. Which hinders them in distance events. No West African has ever faired well in a long distance event in the Olympic Games. East Africans, however, like Kenyans are known to have long and lean bodies and are perfectly suited for distance running. But no east African has the explosive and fast twitch muscle fibers of west africans.

Whites otoh, dominate at sports that require both muscle mass and aerobic capabilities. Such as wrestling, cycling, swimming, skiing , skating and all around events like the decathlon.

Of course a lot of it is cultural as well. Communism seems to produce the best athletes. The top nation in the history of the Olympic Games is the USSR with China the new top dog on the block.

So yes, there is a stereotype with evidence that backs up that whites can't on average keep up with west africans in jumping and running ability. Just as their is evidence that blacks aren't as intelligence as whites. But these are averages...you can't judge someone based on a stereotype and you have to look deeper and see if they live up to it. Not every black person is stupid and not every white person can't jump.

Neil Degrasse Tyson being a perfect example of a very smart black person. And Joe Alexander or Victor Claver being an example of a white person who can jump pretty damn high.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:27 PM   #56
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Of course a lot of it is cultural as well. Communism seems to produce the best athletes. The top nation in the history of the Olympic Games is the USSR with China the new top dog on the block.

That's because they have government run Olympic programs with the goal of getting as many medals as possible. East Germany did very well at the Olympic games for the same reason. If you look at the most recent Olympic games, China won almost every competition involving obscure women's sports.
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That's because they have government run Olympic programs with the goal of getting as many medals as possible. East Germany did very well at the Olympic games for the same reason. If you look at the most recent Olympic games, China won almost every competition involving obscure women's sports.

There is definitely some truth to that. A lot of it also has to do with training the kids in special communes since they are able to walk.

The USSR dominated in everything. From Track and Field to wrestling, gymnastics, boxing, hockey, weightlifting and even stole a few gold medals from the Americans in basketball.

And the rest of the winter sports...forget it.. USSR crushed.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #58
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Default Re: Why do people pretend Ricky Rubio is so unathletic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMCor5nREF8

The last game of Ricky in the play-off of the spanish league. Agains Raul Lopez, and Sergio Lull
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The last game of Ricky in the play-off of the spanish league. Agains Raul Lopez, and Sergio Lull


GREAT FIND!!!!!! What a pest he is on defense. Ridiculous.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:02 PM   #60
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And Coby Karl in the minute 4.45 ;) , the son of George Karl ;)

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