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Why aren't the Russian activists up in arms? There are only 2 Russian players on the Wolves roster. That's only 13%!!

Minnesota, after all, is a pretty white state.

Classic. Why did I know this was a Yahoo article as soon as I saw the thread title?

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Brandon Roy, projected to be the team's only black starter, says the color of his teammates doesn't faze him.

"It's just basketball," Roy said. "I never really had to feel like I'm the only black guy out here. I've played on teams that maybe had all black guys and the feeling is just the same when I'm out there on the floor playing with these guys."

That right there should be reason to put this whole thing to rest. The players' opinions are the ones that matter the most and if a starter is telling you that you're full of crap, you should probably shut up.

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I know people associate me with certain politics around here... especially when it comes to race relations... but is there really nothing more pressing for Black people in Minneapolis than this?

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That was a ridiculous read. Whomever actually thinks this must be one of those folks who voted Obama because "he looks like me." I don't consider myself any more progressive than the next guy but I'm constantly amazed/disappointed by people focusing on race in everything. You really think a coach or GM would risk their job on picking players by race and not performance?

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That was a ridiculous read. Whomever actually thinks this must be one of those folks who voted Obama because "he looks like me." I don't consider myself any more progressive than the next guy but I'm constantly amazed/disappointed by people focusing on race in everything. You really think a coach or GM would risk their job on picking players by race and not performance?

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That was a ridiculous read. Whomever actually thinks this must be one of those folks who voted Obama because "he looks like me." I don't consider myself any more progressive than the next guy but I'm constantly amazed/disappointed by people focusing on race in everything. You really think a coach or GM would risk their job on picking players by race and not performance?

It worked for Larry Bird.

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Two things:

1) Did anyone ask Brian Scalabrine what he thought about this?

2) Just how did Brandon Roy end up on the Timberwolves?? :blink:

Answer 1: He retired in June and quickly got a job on TV with Comcast Sports New England after turning down an assistant coaching job with the Bulls.

Joking Answer 2: Roy is "light skind-ed"

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Notice how the people whom it really matters to (the athletes) could care less? If it doesn't bother the athletes, then who cares? This Tyrone Terrell guy is a complete joke.

Yep, that's what I said. Unless the guy throws on a uniform and starts dropping threes, he needs to cram it.

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I know people associate me with certain politics around here, especially when it comes to race relations, but is there really nothing more pressing for Black people in Minneapolis than this?

I am similar in that I am almost never on whitey's side in race-related discussions. But this is silly. First off, the T-wolves still have a disproportionately black team compared to the population...is it really racist if the league is not 80% black?. Second, this is the best Wolves team (sadly injuries will curb this) without KG. Most of the players make sense. If they can play, as recognized by Brandon Roy, that's all that matters.

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