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

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