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    T-Wolves criticized for having too many white players

    Dante Cunningham noticed when he reported for work in Minnesota this fall that his new Timberwolves team is unlike any for which he has ever played.

    "Day One, we were all in the elevator and I kind of looked up," he said about a crowded ride with many of his new teammates, "and I was just like, 'Where is everybody?' "

    Everybody, in this case, being black teammates. Come opening night on Friday, Cunningham will be one of five black players on a 15-man Wolves team that has reversed the National Basketball Association's historical racial percentages with a roster that is the league's whitest since the Boston Celtics teams of the 1980s.

    Raised in Washington, D.C., and educated at Villanova, Cunningham played his first four professional seasons for three different teams in a league where American-born black players constituted 78 percent of roster spots last season and have been at least 75 percent since 1991-92.

    Twin Cities black leaders have noticed, suggesting the franchise strategically has rolled back the calendar by decades in a league that long has been at the forefront of diversity among America's professional sports leagues.

    "How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?" asked Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul's African American leadership council. "I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance."

    That strategy, Terrell and others in the black community believe, is to sell tickets to the Wolves' fan base, which is overwhelmingly white.

    When everyone's healthy, the Wolves will start Love alongside Europeans Ricky Rubio, Andrei Kirilenko, Nikola Pekovic and American Brandon Roy, a three-time former All-Star who in attempting a retirement comeback on degenerative knees is their only black starter.

    Terrell calls it "scary" that the Wolves would assemble a roster almost 70 percent white in a sport so dominated by blacks. For Edwards, the numbers trouble him by the "historical view," what he calls a "nullification of diversity and a reversal of history."
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    It's pretty ridiculous that they would actually be getting flack for this. Typical 1st world problems...
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    goddamn nazi bastards!


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    I mean, they are white, but we have a ton of international players. It's not like we have 10 american born whites. Besides, which would you take?

    Johnson
    Webster
    Beasley

    Shved
    Budinger
    Kirilenko

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    Boo-hoo.


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    people do realize plan A was Batum as well, right? When it fell apart, Adelman wanted AK-47, because he fits the style of ball. Shved was a Kahn move, loved him the last year, and replacing Webster with Budinger, a trusted player for Adelman, and Stiemsma over Darko, were obvious.

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    so? i dont hear anyone complaining when there are some teams that are entirely black

    good is good,they put the best team together that they could,just happened to be very white(just like indy was for awhile)

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    I think the reason why people make a big deal about the Minnesota Timberwolves having a lot of white players is because other teams do not usually have as many white players on their team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglas View Post
    I think the reason why people make a big deal about the Minnesota Timberwolves having a lot of white players is because other teams do not usually have as many white players on their team.
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    Rubio- Spain
    Roy- black
    Kirilenko- Russian
    Love- white
    Pekovic- Montenegran
    Budinger- white
    Cunningham- black
    Stiemsma- white
    Williams- black
    Shved- Russian
    Barea- Puerto Rican
    Ridnour- white
    Lee- black
    Conroy- black

    lots of internationals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    Rubio- Spain
    Roy- black
    Kirilenko- Russian
    Love- white
    Pekovic- Montenegran
    Budinger- white
    Cunningham- black
    Stiemsma- white
    Williams- black
    Shved- Russian
    Barea- Puerto Rican
    Ridnour- white
    Lee- black
    Conroy- black

    lots of internationals.
    Lol, why do you keep putting this. It doesn't matter that they are European. They are still white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenzo400 View Post
    Lol, why do you keep putting this. It doesn't matter that they are European. They are still white!
    Because it does make a difference. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    Because it does make a difference. Seriously.
    Difference in what way? They are still white. I don't think ethnicity itself makes a difference. Their experience in international basketball does but that has nothing to do with their ethnicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenzo400 View Post
    Difference in what way? They are still white. I don't think ethnicity itself makes a difference. Their experience in international basketball does but that has nothing to do with their ethnicity.
    and there ethnicity means crap. Good basketball players is all I am interested in as a Wolves fan, and Wes, Beasley, Webster, Randolph, and co weren't cutting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    Rubio- Spain
    Roy- black
    Kirilenko- Russian
    Love- white
    Pekovic- Montenegran
    Budinger- white
    Cunningham- black
    Stiemsma- white
    Williams- black
    Shved- Russian
    Barea- Puerto Rican
    Ridnour- white
    Lee- black
    Conroy- black

    lots of internationals.
    Adelman loves his international guys. A lot of the time it is because they fit his style better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekRE_3 View Post
    Adelman loves his international guys. A lot of the time it is because they fit his style better.
    exactly right. He likes multiple ball handlers, passers, and cutters. Sorry, we don't teach that type of game state side at some point.

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