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    ESPN: NBA gets an 'A' for diversity

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The NBA still leads the way in sports diversity.

    The NBA was again the only men's professional sports league to receive a combined "A" for race and gender in the annual report released Wednesday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

    The league had slight decreases for blacks in front-office positions but is still the best among men's pro sports. Women made up 44 percent of professional employees at the league offices.

    The study shows 77 percent of the NBA players were black, 18 percent white, 3 percent Latino, 1 percent Asian and 1 percent "other." International players stayed steady at 18 percent.

    The report is based on information published in official team guides at the beginning of the 2009-10 season.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5267604


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    How is it diverse for 78% of the league to be black?

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    I would have thought professional soccer leagues around the world would trump the NBA in terms of diversity..
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    NBA is black. What the heck are you talking about?

    Players are mostly black.
    Owners coaches and owners are mostly white.

    That is the way it is. It is starting to change with coaches and owners. White players are decreasing in the NBA while black owners and coaches are increasing in the NBA.
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    Andrew Bogut is a better player then Dwight Howard. period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrice9 View Post
    How is it diverse for 78% of the league to be black?
    Hey smart guy, I don't think they meant diverse as far as players are concernerned because the NFL is 65% Black. I think they were talking more about coaching and other front office personnel. For example, theres only one black owner in all of sports and he just happens to be in the NBA. The NBA probably had more black coaches than the NFL and MLB combined.

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    I thought the NHL would get an 'A' before the NBA did

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    How is it 1% asian when theres only 2 asian in the league and theres 450+ players in the league? NBA can't do math? or r we rounding it up or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by king4day View Post
    I thought the NHL would get an 'A' before the NBA did

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    Quote Originally Posted by king4day View Post
    I thought the NHL would get an 'A' before the NBA did
    I think u dunno wat the word "Diversity" maybe try googling it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmKira View Post
    How is it 1% asian when theres only 2 asian in the league and theres 450+ players in the league? NBA can't do math? or r we rounding it up or something?
    Perhaps those from the Middle East are considered "Asian" because those countries are in Asia. Or maybe they just rounded up to 1% from .45401095% or whatever.

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    according to dictionary.com diversity means


    1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.
    2. variety; multiformity.
    3. a point of difference.

    now tell me how being 78% black has variety??? n nba may have more front office black now but the article is clearly stating abt the players



    if anything the nba is racist against white PR's and asians!


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    Quote Originally Posted by riveramk2 View Post
    according to dictionary.com diversity means


    1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.
    2. variety; multiformity.
    3. a point of difference.

    now tell me how being 78% black has variety??? n nba may have more front office black now but the article is clearly stating abt the players



    if anything the nba is racist against white PR's and asians!

    78% maybe a lot but there tlkin among other sports the nba has more diversity..

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    Quote Originally Posted by riveramk2 View Post
    according to dictionary.com diversity means


    1. the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.
    2. variety; multiformity.
    3. a point of difference.

    now tell me how being 78% black has variety??? n nba may have more front office black now but the article is clearly stating abt the players



    if anything the nba is racist against white PR's and asians!

    In the article, the paragraph about the front office diversity comes first, right after the introduction, so how is the article "clearly about the players"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmKira View Post
    How is it 1% asian when theres only 2 asian in the league and theres 450+ players in the league? NBA can't do math? or r we rounding it up or something?
    Because China isn't the only country in Asia.
    Last edited by MaHaRaJaH; 06-09-2010 at 03:06 PM.

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    ok this is the dumbest article ever lol!!!!!!!! I THINK THE NFL IS WAY MORE DIVERSE?


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