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
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.
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