May 23, 2017

Basketball & Race

What is Austin Rivers’ race, ethnicity and background? 2017/03/02 11:39 am

What is Austin Rivers’ race, ethnicity and background?

After struggling with the New Orleans Pelicans his first few years in the league, Austin Rivers seems as if he is finally comfortable in his role backing up Chris Paul on a competitive Los Angeles Clippers team. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adUnit = document.getElementById("google-ads-jVBd"); adWidth = adUnit.offsetWidth; if ( adWidth >= 999999 ) { /* GETTING THE FIRST IF OUT...

What is Aaron Gordon’s race – is he multiracial? 2017/02/13 8:55 am

What is Aaron Gordon’s race – is he multiracial?

If you’re a fan of the NBA, then you know that Aaron Gordon is one of the brightest young stars that the NBA has. After the 6-9 athletic forward was picked with the overall #4 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic — many people were interested in learning more about Gordon. And they were not just interested in his on-court abilities, but his off-court life. In particular, many...

Respect: Steph Curry takes stand against Donald Trump, Under Armour 2017/02/09 2:35 pm

Respect: Steph Curry takes stand against Donald Trump, Under Armour

Under Armour and their CEO Kevin Plank have found themselves in a political firestorm after Plank called President Trump a “real asset” to the country during an interview on CNBC. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adUnit = document.getElementById("google-ads-bK9Q"); adWidth = adUnit.offsetWidth; if ( adWidth >= 999999 ) { /* GETTING THE FIRST IF OUT OF THE WAY */ } else...

With his red hair, what is Blake Griffin’s race and ethnicity? 2016/11/21 11:31 am

With his red hair, what is Blake Griffin’s race and ethnicity?

When Blake Griffin first came into the league, he became one of most exciting and awe-inspiring players. His strength and athleticism was next level and was apparent in almost every game he played; a near nightly presence on Sportscenter. Griffin had all the pedigree and honors that almost guaranteed he’d be an NBA star. With his unique combination of skills, size, strength and ability to jump...

What is Zach LaVine’s racial background — is he mixed-race? 2016/11/04 9:51 am

What is Zach LaVine’s racial background — is he mixed-race?

If you are not a West Coast basketball fan or Slam Dunk Contest fanatic, then you may not know who Zach LaVine is. Although he’s won the Dunk contest twice already in his short career, LaVine has quietly become one of the hottest young players in the NBA. After a stellar High School basketball career in Washington state, LaVine went on to play one season at U.C.L.A. before being taken with the...

Here’s a list of milestones that helped break the NBA color barrier 2016/10/18 12:45 pm

Here’s a list of milestones that helped break the NBA color barrier

In 2015 the racial make-up of players in the NBA was 74.4 percent black players, 23.3 percent white, 1.8 percent Latino, and 0.2 percent Asian. That is obviously a very different picture than the early days when non-white players were in the minority. These players helped to pave the way for others that have followed in their footsteps, and helped shape the NBA into the association it is today. In...

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