quote:Originally posted by SistahSouljah:quote:Originally posted by jazzdog:quote:Originally posted by SistahSouljah:
They'll say we're playing the race card, but this is off the wall. The majority of the NBA IS Black, and it's obvious that they are trying to do away with the cultural influences Blacks have on basketball. Trying to get more white people involved is all it is.
So lets get this straight, by telling folks to dress better or more professional is somehow trying to get rid of the cultural influences blacks have on basketball, dressing better is not going to do that, having more European league players will do that quicker than a dress code.
But if having more Euro league players means having less Black players, forget about it. They want to gain a larger white audience, not lose the Black one they have.
That would imply that on their part they are using some common sense, but if there idea is a league that represents and looks like the majority of the ticket buyers, then yes I can see them making the league more white. You would still have your black "All Stars" because they bring in the bucks, but what about the guys sitting on the bench, the role players, as long as they are plenty of big name black stars, why couldn't all the support role players be white. After all you don't go to the game to see the guys sitting on the bench, in fact most people probably couldn't name some of those guys.