Buzz Bissinger |White Fans Losing Interest in the NBA |Media

I came across this story when ESPN columnist, Jemele Hill tweeted the link. Author Buzz Bissinger is known for stirring up controversy.  This should do more of the same.  In a story for The Daily Beast, Bissinger explains why white folks don’t watch the NBA with the same interest they had when there were more white superstars, such as Larry Bird.

But a major problem with the NBA, one that is virtually never spoken about honestly, is the issue of race. I have no hard-core evidence. But based on my past experience in writing about sports, I know that whites ascribe very different characteristics to black athletes than they do white ones. – Buzz Bissinger

Interesting that he would write this now, on the eve on the NBA’s showcase, All-Star Weekend.  Make sure you read it.

via The Daily Beast

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