Nba Racism

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The National Basketball Association has been around for decades and decades. David Stern is the commissioner of this association and has done a good job thus far, but the NBA regulations are increasingly restricting player freedom, both on and off the court and quite frankly the players are sick and tired of being treated this way. The NBA used to be a business of competitive athletes and coaches' competing for the national title in June, now it seems the NBA is to excite the fans and keep the media happy with its outrageous stories. Basketball was created by James Naismith 1908; Sonam Aheer first established the NBA in 1949. Fashion in the NBA is not what it used to be. In the early years of the business, everything was more casual and comfortable for the players to wear. The shorts were sixteen inches long and did not extend past the players' thighs. Now the players have comfortable shorts that graze the lower part of their kneecaps. The early years of the NBA were about the game and not the clothes. The culture of the NBA has changed so much since the beginning years. Back in the 40's the league was predominately Caucasians, making the game boring to watch. African Americans brought life and excitement to the game of basketball. From the no-look passes to the tomahawk dunks, the league was exciting to watch and everyone followed it. In 1949 Chuck Cooper was the 1st overall pick in the draft, becoming the first African American to play in the NBA. His accomplishment upset a few racist white teams. He played for the Boston Celtics for 14 seasons and was able to retire his jersey in the garden on March 11,1960. Around this time in Time Square, the New York Knicks were running the NBA teams right out of their arena. Out of the entire NBA games broadcast, the Madison Square Garden games would be most televised. New York was a very discriminatory town and let the African-American players know it. Chanting derogatory comments every time one would enter the arena with...
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