We used to have a Bird, McHale, Stockton, Chambers, and Majerle in the NBA. Now they're all mediocre or overhyped like Kevin Love.
Is it because during the last two decades, the NBA or the American game relied more on (or highlighted) athleticism over fundamentals, and that has wiped out a whole generation of white American star players? White Americans may just be as lacking fundamentally/Bball IQ-wise as many black American players, but at least blacks still have the athleticism part. They (white american ballers) don't have the confidence or fearlessness of some European players. It's been beaten out of their system for the last 20 years. White american players have been chickified (ie sissyfied/neutered/emasculated).
In the past, American old school players were able to do three things on offense: shoot, drive and post up. Now it's just 2/3. Prime example: Lebron James, Amare Stoudemire, Dwight Howard
There are still lots of good white players in the NBA, but most of them though are from Europe and South America.