Effect of Right Wing Policy in US Sports Part III: The Pacers Too White?

April 7th, 2010 by Farooq Ahmed Leave a reply »
The NBA is a basketball league watched all over the world, and some of its marquee players are of African or ethnic background. So is it surprising that the NBA is over 90 percent black/minority? Probably not.

Is it slightly surprising that the Indiana Pacers current roster is over 50 percent white? Some would say so. Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star in an article suggested that the Pacers franchise was too white.

Kravitz’ comments drew lots of criticism from various corners in sporting circles across America.

Stating that the actions of previous Black players have been detrimental to the team and the franchise but there was no reason to suggest that the Pacers were being racially biased when selecting players in the draft or in free agency

However, in a way Kravitz does deserve some credit for publicly broaching a touchy topic that fans have been whispering about since the Pacers drafted Tyler Hansbrough in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. 

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