Re: Ainge just dosn't get it.
posted at 10/20/2010 1:57 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Ainge just dosn't get it.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ainge just dosn't get it. : Hello!! If Danny drafted and picked only white players,you would he is racist,yet an all black team is ok?? All any race is morally wrong, especially 5 years in a row. John Thompson at Georgetown did the same ugly thing and never got called out for it. At least John had the courage to say yes I do only want and recruit black men. Danny uses code words like athletes when describing his ideal player. We all know he means black player who plays hard nose defense and Danny like players who play dirty trash talking thug ball. Slow it up beat the other team down and win 80-75 ,how nice. Take care Run
Posted by runrunandrun[/QUOTE]
The overall racial profile of the league has changed about 180 degrees since the 1960s. Whereas it used to be predominately white, it is now predominately black.
A much more interesting topic of debate to me would be the mechanics behind that profile change. I lived through being passed over because there were other players who were not
better than me but had a different color of skin when I was coming up. To put it specifically they had two people of a different race at my position so I was considered scrimmage boy- the starter and back up were already determined before the first day of practice and no matter what I did I could not change that.
Whatever you see in the NBA is a product of what happens in big and small cities and towns throughout the land for K-12 and then the college recruitment process follows that and largely dictates who gets a shot at pro ball.
So for you to sit there and rail on Ainge for having not enough whites is extremely hollow. The secondary school system, likely at the behest of college recruiters, has gone from discriminating against blacks to discriminating against whites in the last thirty years. You'd like to think that this country has reached a place in time and culture that there could be a meritocracy in something as self evident as ability to play any given sport.
Ainge has nothing to do with any of that. He is simply choosing from what the system has produced.