Thursday, November 8, 2012

Minnesota Timberwolves is America's Team

The Roster:

17 Louis Amundson F 6-9 225 December 7, 1982

11 Jose Barea G 6-0 175 June 26, 1984

10 Chase Budinger F 6-7 218 May 22, 1988

5 Will Conroy G 6-2 195 December 8, 1982

33 Dante Cunningham F 6-8 230 April 22, 1987

47 Andrei Kirilenko F 6-9 220 February 18, 1981

8 Malcolm Lee G 6-5 200 May 22, 1990

14 Nikola Pekovic F 6-11 243 January 3, 1986

13 Luke Ridnour G 6-2 175 February 13, 1981

3 Brandon Roy G 6-6 215 July 23, 1984

1 Alexey Shved G 6-6 190 December 16, 1988

34 Greg Stiemsma C 6-11 260 September 26, 1985

7 Derrick Williams F 6-8 241 May 25, 1991


along with Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.

It kinda looks like an Euroleague team no? 10 white players with 2 or 3 african american reinforcements. Not all people are happy with the racial makeup.
Minnesota Timberwolves fans may notice something different about their team this year. In a league in which American-born black players made up 75 percent of roster spots in 2011, the Timberwolves will have an opening-day roster comprising just 33 percent black players (five out of 15). According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, this year’s squad will be the league’s whitest since the 1980s Boston Celtics. Is that a problem? Some civil rights leaders in Minneapolis think so. Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul’s African American leadership council, told the Star-Tribune that he thinks the unbalanced roster could be seen as a ploy by the ownership to sell the team to a majority-white fan base. ‘How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?’ Terrell said to the Star-Tribune. ‘I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance.’
B.S. The Wolves have been playing better than they've ever been, even with stars like Love and Rubio out. They "additioned by subtractioned" 4 black players: Beasley, Wesley Johnson, Ellington and Martell Webster

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I'm Voting For Jeremy Lin and James Harden in the All Star Game

My current favorite backcourt duo. Putting them over Kobe and Nash... and Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.