Wendy Byrd
Earlier this year

White American NBA players

I was just thinking, are there any good White American players any more?

I was scanning a list of the top NBA performers this season and there are no White American players. There are many excellent White players - but they are European (Jokic, Doncic, Vucevic etc).

The first ones coming up on the list were Mason Plumlee, Cody Zeller etc. Pretty terrible.

What's happened to White American basketball players? Or are they a victim of the American obesity crisis?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good Bless Hwhite America!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

TJ McConnel, JJ Reddick, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver are all pretty good.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

"I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked," Trump responded over the phone. “I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written.”

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

"TJ McConnel, JJ Reddick, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver are all pretty good."

There's not much there when you consider how many players there are.

Yes, of course we would expect this to some extent due to genetics, but at least Europe still has produces the stars. Jokic, Doncic, Porzingis are guys most NBA teams would happily build around. White America doesn't seem to have any stars.

I guess Kevin Love and Hayward, although the latter has not been a star in his comeback from injury.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

The OP is a moron.

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Rabbit70  
Earlier this year

Terrico is one of the best, if not the best.

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JR  
Earlier this year

Europeans are a different breed, they are taught to read the game and pass better than USA or anywhere else in the world. White Americans come through the same system as African Americans but are (generally speaking as there is the odd exception) not as gifted athletically. As such the African American athletes dominate the sport- Larry Bird said the same over 30 years ago. In 20 years time Australia will be the same I believe with the African immigrants coming to the country.

No big deal really, after all we are all human aren't we?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Seriously. WE need this topic for why?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Top level basketball is a sport for (mostly) very tall, black people.

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our game  
Earlier this year

I think you'll find most leagues are full of the best basketball players available irrespective of the amount of pigment in their skin

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Jack White got potential but he an Aussie

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

If it was all about skin colour, then we wouldn't have those top, top European players as mentioned. Even before this era we had guys like Gasol and Dirk being leading players in championship teams.

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JR  
Earlier this year

"I think you'll find most leagues are full of the best basketball players available irrespective of the amount of pigment in their skin"

At the highest levels such as NBA, Euroleague, NBL and other notable leagues around the world- yes true.

At junior level, at least here in WA I would contend that is not always the case. For example an all aboriginal team was banned from the state championships because they won games the previous year by too big a margins.. yet that same team was invited to tour China by their communist Government.. go figure! Sad indictment on Basketball WA indeed

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JD  
Earlier this year

Wendy Byrd, what a terrible post. Give yourself an uppercut.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^5. Talk about racist.

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JR  
Earlier this year

Anonymous #687 I couldn't think of any other reason than the one you proposed.. like I said very sad

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Our game  
Earlier this year

I'd suggest when your finished contemplating if there’s any good white players in the nba, perhaps get started on If there’s any good players with webbed feet, that may also make an interesting, mildly ignorant thread.

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JR  
Earlier this year

White American players are few and far between at the highest levels of the NBA. It has been said and written before over and over again. I don't see the problem with the topic

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

"I'd suggest when your finished contemplating if there's any good white players in the nba, perhaps get started on If there’s any good players with webbed feet, that may also make an interesting, mildly ignorant thread."

It wasn't about white players generally. It was about white American players. Considering America produces so many good (let's face it, outstanding) players generally, I found it an interesting contrast. Yes, I am aware of the athletic differences but you could counter that by bringing to the table the quality Europeans that have been and are still around. They outnumber the quality white American players.

It is interesting. It's an observation, and for those trying to twist it as racist, I guess I should expect that from the simple minded.

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Our game  
Earlier this year

I would have hoped this didn't need explanation. The oversight is the generalization & categorization of athletes according to skin color, it’s a poor method of dividing an increasingly diverse group.

I’d suggest a more interesting question would be to discuss the lack of players of particular or atypical style/skill set.

Anyone who’s attended an NBA game recently would agree it’s a freak show in terms of players size, ajility & skill sets.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Wendy Bird" you are the racist with a topic like this.
Perhaps ask how many non afro americans play in the NBA? Why does black / white even need to be mentioned?
I know who is the simple minded person here. The OP.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

think about the history of the NBA and how many actual GREAT players have there been that are white american (non euro or sth american).

Bird, West, Mikan, Barry, Mullin, Stockton, Walton, Havlicek, Pistol Pete, McHale, Cousy... can u count Nash? thats probably it.

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JR  
Earlier this year

History- yes. Today- no. We are talking about today, here and now

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

You're kidding yourself aren't you? Guess you would be the same people that tell us that women's sport is just as good quality as men's.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Wendy" starts a thread claiming that obesity is a white person problem and then later on pretends to be sincere.
Just go away troll.

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joshuapending  
Earlier this year

Keith Van Horn, Eric montross, big country, white Mamba.

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JR  
Earlier this year

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/theundefeated.com/features/white-american-nba-players/amp/

Im out.. and this article is 3 years old. It's been said and written about over and over. Euro’s are a different breed and are coached differently- I have been there and have seen it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I miss the good old days when there were guys running around like Larry Bird, John Stockton, Jackie Moon, Ed Monix, etc

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

"https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/theundefeated.com/features/white-american-nba-players/amp/

Im out.. and this article is 3 years old. It's been said and written about over and over. Euro's are a different breed and are coached differently- I have been there and have seen it"

Someone tell them they're not allowed to call white players white!

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Norts  
Earlier this year

Steve Nash and Jason Kidd were the last great white (North) American players. Kevin Love has been the best since.
Hayward had he not been injured, could have been...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jason Kidd was white???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

LeBron had he not been born black, could have been as well

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Colour shouldn't matter!

These guys have great careers but most end up broke and back in the ghetto quick smart once the white owners and corporates have made there money and do the same process again on the next up and comer!

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

With what we know about genetics, the whole race topic in today's world is stupid. Race is an invented categorization we apply to people based on the tone of their skin. Is Blake Griffin black, or white? He's as black as he is white using the race argument.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Exactly, and if you go back far enough they're all part white.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

(the African Americans)

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Curtley  
Earlier this year

Steph curry is pretty good.

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Wendy Byrd  
Earlier this year

So we're not allowed to distinguish between black and white players yet we can readily call for a NBL team to bring in another import when they're struggling. Double standards!

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

And cue the eugenicists


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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

did someone say TJ is pretty good this blog is getting worse and worse ahhaahhahahahah

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Udog  
Earlier this year

The answer is definately somewhere in the movie White men can't jump.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

White men can't jump

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