Originally posted by richfeet
NBA Basketball is followed by fans in the USA, Canada, and around the world however in the midwest of the USA it seems sometimes as if white males dislike the NBA and i think its due to the fact that its a mostly Black sport and many whites find it hard to root for a team however its their lost .
It could very well be that many Americans (and let's not forget that the black population of America is only about 13% of the population) are tired of supporting a sport that is represented by mostly uneducated thugs. And don't call me a racist again rich, it is what it is. The NBA (and certainly the NFL) certainly are not drafting for education and/or societal skills. And collegiate athletic associations are doing nothing to promote the futures of any athlete, no matter what race, in the individuals best interest.
Could it be that Americans in general (not just whites) are tired of this "machine" that just crudely churns out athlete after athlete only to discard them when the function they were molded for is over?
In the 80's and early 90's the Portland Trailblazers recruited not only for skill but for the admirable traits and character of the individual. And they were able to do it with great success. I happen to know that as I lived in Portland in that era (and still do) and due to the legal problems with the pro athletes around here, a great deal of the community here has abandoned a team they used to support whole heartedly.
You seem to like to fling the race card around quite a bit. I remember you accusing me of being a racist some time back. Even though you have absolutely no knowledge of me or my history.
I've come to believe you are just fishing for trouble.