Upside of White players
Ok first off, this is just an observation, I'm not trying to start a racial comparison of black and white players. I just want to know what everyone else thinks.
Do players that are white get treated like they have less potential in their games than black players? Do you think people would be questioning Jimmer Fredette's game if he was black?
i never see white people play with a type of athleticsm where there offense is multidimenshioal or creative its very 1 dimensional they love to shoot or play post game and if they play point they wanna play point like stockton which isnt a bad thing but they aint got that smoovenes and offensive dynamite like a dwade or a lebron amare melo
on youtube watch hoopmixtapeblog and see the videos white people never in it dey cant play dat style of ball
elite athleticism is rare in white players so growing up, they usually become very sound fundamentally, whether they make a conscious effort or not. kinda like if your eye sight is weakened then your hearing over-compensates. I was not an elite athlete on my level, I was below average until I started training...and even after that, I would be considered average, so I had to be much smarter on offense to get my shot off. On defense, I had to really be smart and focus a lot...I had to maintain a good enough distance to be in position to put a hand in face of jumpshot...but at the same time not get blown by.
If it was a guy with Jimmer's skills but black...that guy would be a 2nd rounder more than if he got drafted at all. Unfair. There is a need for a great white hope, but also, a player like Jimmer gets more hype because he is not that bad athletically and black guys like that are a dime a dozen so there is nothing special about them. At the same time, there are guys that can shoot it...dime a dozen...but because Jimmer is a decent athlete, he is more highly touted because he is not the average 6'2" white shooter...which is unfair to Jimmer and kinda shows disrespect to some other aspects of his game...such as his playmaking, which we dont know anything about yet on the next level.
I remember my brother just thought there was no way Mark Price would cut it in the league, but I just thought the exact opposite. Maybe a lucky guess, but I liked his quickness and handle even though he wasnt a great athlete. Sometimes all this athletic talk is mumbo jumbo and a player should be given an opportunity based on his strengths.
This will spark some debate I am sure, but look at what Aubrey Coleman did at Houston, or better yet, Scottie Reynolds against the high level competition in the Big East. Yeah, Reynolds cant play PG and blah blah, but if he was white...and 1st team All-America...no way he would not have gotten drafted.