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    Off Topic Is it racist to be excited about the T'Wolves all white team?

    The Timberwolves have now 11 white players under contract and personally I feel kind of excited about this team. I also noticed that many other white NBA followers have some positive feelings towards the whitest NBA team probably since the 40s or 50s... my question is: do colored people think it's racist to like a team only because its players are white?

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    At some point their entire starting lineup may be all-white:

    PG Rubio
    SG Ridnour
    SF Kirilenko
    PF Love
    C Pekovic

    their coach is white too.

    Personally I think it is exciting because blacks have dominated NBA for years so when you see a team like that perform well it makes you feel good.

    And yes I'm white.

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    I'm excited to see Roy play again. The Wolves have a very good team when they're all healthy, IMO.

    Rubio
    Roy
    Kirilenko
    Love
    Pekovic (?)
    Williams
    Barea
    Stiemsma

    ....and to answer the question, NOT RACIST AT ALL.

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    No I actually think it will become a running meme this season. They should totally own it and come out to the theme song from Hoosiers or White Shadow. Also, if Shump is bringing back the flat-top, they should embrace their "white guy-ness" and bring back Bill Walton beards and tight ass shorts.

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    11 white guys, but these guys can ball and a lot of them are two players and these white guys are diversed as hell.


    Rubio - Spain
    Love - USA
    Pekovic - Serbia
    Kirilenko - Russia
    Barea - Puerto Rico
    Budinger - USA
    Stiemsma - USA
    Ridnour - USA
    Shved - Russia
    Amundson - USA

    I only count 10 white guys there tho.

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    I dont think it's illegal

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    Article in the Minny Star Tribune about all the white guys on the team and some black Minny leaders saying it's racially motivated to attract more of the white fans to the games. You would think after electing a black president we would be beyond this.


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    When corporations with federal contracts are forced to hire black specialists over the white ones it's all good, but when an NBA team signs white players over the black ones IT'S RACIST!

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    [QUOTE=Starks;250636]No I actually think it will become a running meme this season. They should totally own it and come out to the theme song from Hoosiers or White Shadow. Also, if Shump is bringing back the flat-top, they should embrace their "white guy-ness" and bring back Bill Walton beards and tight ass shorts.[/QUOTE

    That would be some funny ****! Do it for at least 1 game, short shorts , long socks and headbands...would be classic :-P

    Originally Posted by NYk_Reloaded718
    I dont think it's illegal


    .... LMAO!

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    do colored people think it's racist to like a team only because its players are white?
    Guess the answer to your question is YES. You do know calling African Americans colored is considered racist as well. Colored hasn't been used in the US in 40 years.

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    Well, calling colored people colored isn't considered racist in Europe... on the other hand we never call colored Europeans African/Asian/American, we're all Europeans regardless of race.

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    Originally Posted by Dzwonsson
    The Timberwolves have now 11 white players under contract and personally I feel kind of excited about this team. I also noticed that many other white NBA followers have some positive feelings towards the whitest NBA team probably since the 40s or 50s... my question is: do colored people think it's racist to like a team only because its players are white?
    Huh?

    ...come again.



    and you're excited why?

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    You're overreacting Red. Like I said before, "colored" isn't considered racist in Europe (at least not in the Netherlands, which is by far the most tolerant country in the world) and I didn't mean to offend anyone. I'm kind of excited because it's unusual and it'll be fun to watch. I'm wondering how an all white team will be doing and I hope the 2012-13 T'Wolves will show that white folks can ball.

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    Originally Posted by metrocard
    11 white guys, but these guys can ball and a lot of them are two players and these white guys are diversed as hell.


    Rubio - Spain
    Love - USA
    Pekovic - Serbia
    Kirilenko - Russia
    Barea - Puerto Rico
    Budinger - USA
    Stiemsma - USA
    Ridnour - USA
    Shved - Russia
    Amundson - USA
    I think we are over extending ourselves here, what exactly is white ?
    IF you told a person from russia he was white, he would probably say ummm no im russian, or serbian, or spanish, or puerto rican.
    White is alot different in america with a history of slavery and oppression and martin luther kings and jim crow laws. In spain racism is of a different color, japanese are ridiculed, and in puerto rico, there is a pride set by itself apart from what makes america so segregated in its nature.

    I wouldnt exactly call the timberwolves an :all white team:

    Instead I would call them what is slowly becoming the future of the NBA

    ( an all national team )

    Look at the mavs a few years ago

    Dirk
    Berea
    Kidd
    Stojacovic
    chandler
    Beabois
    Mahinmi

    Thats 7 guys spanning from america to serbia to germany and then to france

    I think as americans we get caught up in this white thing,

    when every where else they are what they are

    mahnmi is black---- but he refers to himself as french

    tony parker is black---but he refers to himself as black

    Peja is white---- but he is serbian

    I think my point is clear

    be excited for this all national team

    because there is no such thing as an all white or all black team.
    Last edited by rady; Oct 30, 2012 at 06:25.

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    Who gives a crap? The NBA has always had all black teams lately you don't hear no white man complaining about it. If here is talent and chances.to compete you can be green as far as I'm concerned.

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