NBA’s Great American White Hope a Lost Cause

May 26th, 2010 by Troy Sparks Leave a reply »
Let's not hide the fact that some white basketball fans wish there were more white American-born players in today's NBA.

So does Kyle McAlarney.

McAlarney, who played at Notre Dame, was a good scorer in college. However, the NBA dream didn't go according to his plan.

And he complained to reporter Mark Schwartz that the league aren't drafting enough of the white Americans.

In the nine minute, 35-second report on ESPN's "Outside The Lines" that was aired on Dec. 6, McAlarney was in the gym working hard. He thought his workouts with NBA teams would result in being one of the 60 players selected in 2009.

Wrong, wrong, and wrong!

Do you want to know what turned teams off in bypassing McAlarney? His slow reaction on defense.

It's probably true that some white players don't have that explosiveness to defend at the NBA level.

Former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy thought McAlarney was too slow to defend in the NBA.

Another thing that works against McAlarney is his height. He's too short. How does an under six-feet, slow, white, America-born wannabe NBA player keep up ...

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