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Fresno
07-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but the Minnesota Timberwolves have been putting together a team almost exclusively of caucasian players.

Of a league that is less than 20% caucasian, Minnesota would now have 11 caucasian players of a possible 15 man team with only 3 African-Americans on guaranteed contracts.

With the news that they have now re-acquired Brad Miller and close to signing Andrei Kirilenko this is now starting to seem more of a gimmick for David Kahn to bring attention to his team.

Is this reverse racism or do you think its funny?

Duncan = Donkey
07-24-2012, 10:18 PM
very

Hawkeye15
07-24-2012, 10:21 PM
how is this not pure coincidence?

Btw, they would have 2 Russians, 1 Spaniard, 1 Montenegran, and 1 Puerto Rican player on the roster.

Hawkeye15
07-24-2012, 10:21 PM
well, thank god for PSD, the overreaction site.

gwrighter
07-24-2012, 10:22 PM
It is weird I guess, cuz it's not like throwing a team of all white guys together has ever been a winning formula. But at the same time I could see how no black NBA player would want to go to Minny anyways.

tredigs
07-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Do any of them not deserve to be on the team? And many of them are a stretch to just call "white".

sunsfan88
07-24-2012, 10:22 PM
:facepalm:

Angry Norwegian
07-24-2012, 10:23 PM
Are we serious with this?

Six-8-TheWizard
07-24-2012, 10:24 PM
how is this not pure coincidence?

Btw, they would have 2 Russians, 1 Spaniard, 1 Montenegran, and 1 Puerto Rican player on the roster.

This

Fresno
07-24-2012, 10:25 PM
how is this not pure coincidence?

Btw, they would have 2 Russians, 1 Spaniard, 1 Montenegran, and 1 Puerto Rican player on the roster.
So when did their nationality change the fact that they are caucasian?

Vinylman
07-24-2012, 10:25 PM
not racist but pretty stupid

and its not caucasian/whites

it's non AA

greg_ory_2005
07-24-2012, 10:25 PM
All that should matter is if they can play basketball.

Angry Norwegian
07-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Are you serious? You think this was "mapped out" to acquire only white players? Jesus Christ.

selassi3
07-24-2012, 10:27 PM
rob babcock

Fresno
07-24-2012, 10:27 PM
well, thank god for PSD, the overreaction site.

Because it is absolutely weird that Minnesota mapped out its offseason with the idea that the only upgrades they needed were caucasian players outside of maybe Brandon Roy.

You don't think that this is a marketing gimmick by David Kahn?

He just traded Wes Johnson(2010 #4 pick) + a first rounder for Brad Miller.

tredigs
07-24-2012, 10:28 PM
Good luck finding many better young up 'n comers at their position than Rubio, Pek and Love (now the best at it). I don't think they'd be willing to give that up just because you're black.

DerekRE_3
07-24-2012, 10:28 PM
Good lord.

Fresno
07-24-2012, 10:29 PM
Do any of them not deserve to be on the team? And many of them are a stretch to just call "white".

What is a stretch about it?

When did being from Russia, Spain, etc make you not "white".:confused::confused:

Hawkeye15
07-24-2012, 10:29 PM
So when did their nationality change the fact that they are caucasian?

Since when did a roster that is totally diverse internationally enter the "reverse racism" contest?

Move on, ridiculous point you are stretching for.

DerekRE_3
07-24-2012, 10:31 PM
20% of NBA players are white, but the Kings only have one white player, Jimmer Fredette, who is pretty much a circus show. Only 7% of their team is white, three times less than the average.

Oh, and no foreign players. :pity:

Angry Norwegian
07-24-2012, 10:31 PM
What is a stretch about it?

When did being from Russia, Spain, etc make you not "white".:confused::confused:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrjwaqZfjIY

Hawkeye15
07-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Rubio (spanish)
Love (white)
Budinger (white)
Williams (black)
Stiemsma (white)
Pekovic (Montenegran)
Shved (Russian)
Lee (black)
Ridnour (white)
Cunningham (black)
AK-47 (Russian)
Barea (Puerto Rican)
Roy (black)
Warrick (rumored in the trade) (black)

Such a white team. But far from being a racist agenda team.

Rivera
07-24-2012, 10:33 PM
:facepalm: lock this up hawkeye!

BradHolt4CYoung
07-24-2012, 10:33 PM
Well, no black people live in Minnesota....is Minnesota racist?

Jarvo
07-24-2012, 10:34 PM
What the **** ? :facepalm:

Hawkeye15
07-24-2012, 10:35 PM
I actually tried to give a serious answer, but the rest of the posts suggest this is a thread with zero potential.