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Old 08-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default What has happend to white NBA players?

What has happened to guys like these?

I'm sure that all of these players could not only ball but dominate today. Yes, even Bob!! If he gets the type of training growing up players today have.. you have a sharpshooting, rebounding workaholic

















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Old 08-19-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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No idea wacchu talkin' about.

Dirk just blitzkrieged his way to a ring last year. Pau is still a great player. Love is arguably the #1 PF and has yet to get to his prime.

Etc.

Was it just one of those thread to wank at the past ?
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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I think it could be white players in US dont go to bball as much. Cuz if you look at all the best white players, they are almost exclusively European.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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Pau isn't really white,

but that isn't to say there aren't good white players. Punpun is right.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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Pau isn't really white,

but that isn't to say there aren't good white players. Punpun is right.

What? Not this again...
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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They all migrated to Minny.
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Pau isn't really white,

but that isn't to say there aren't good white players. Punpun is right.
....Pau isn't white? What the hell?

That's like saying LeBron isn't black.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: What has happend to white NBA players?

White AMERICAN players are lacking.

There are good white players from other countries...
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Not saying there aren't good white players today, Dirk, love and Gasol...maybe I should be more specific...AMERICAN white NBA players
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Default Re: What has happend to white NBA players?

Some people say the lack of white superstars means white kids don't look up to NBA players as much. I don't believe it. I would say it's more of a class thing than a race thing. I'd say a lot more low income areas play hoops than high income ones and unfortunately most low income areas are minorities. Even when it's low income white areas, they don't really play basketball. You don't see a court in a trailer park but you see it in the projects.
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Default Re: What has happend to white NBA players?

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White AMERICAN players are lacking.

There are good white players from other countries...


It is puzzlin, mate, and I wonder if coaches at the earlier levels are hesitant to recruit white players because it is seen as risky. Since the NBA is predominantly black, coaches may fear looking silly and stupid if they recruit a white player and he dont pan out. Everyone will say 'you obviously should have taken the black guy!"

Its the same as happens with American football at the runningback and cornerback positions. It used to happen with quarterback as well with the opposite bias.

Maybe whites get passed over as the ranks get higher because managers are trying to play the odds. Who bloody knows
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Kevin Love is a top 10 NBA Player. Some white athletes are playing on another sports. Adam Morrison was the last highly touted Caucasian NCAA Player. He had a disappointing career in the NBA.
Yeah I was hoping Morrison would turn out better, had a feeling his career would pan out the way it did though.
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Oppression wore off.
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Adam Morrison was the last highly touted Caucasian NCAA Player. He had a disappointing career in the NBA.

Dude was injured and didn't get enough PT.
He could've been a perennial all star.
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