With the Travis Diener signing it makes me want to bring up race, touchy subject but I don't think it will be in this case.
Here is something that I don't understand that happens all the time in basketball, not just on PD but everywhere.
Why is it that especially with white players that players are compared to others based on race?
Sometimes it is true but it seems that a lot of people say hmm this guy is a white point guard so he is John Stockton. Or this is a 6'9 forward so he is Larry Bird.
I remember that Luke Ridnour's profile on nbadraft.net has him being compared to John Stockton. Lol. Ridnour, IMO, is nothing like Stockton. And how about Saras, didn't some people say he could be like Steve Nash?
It just bugs me how when comparing players sometimes the only thoughts put into it are race and position.
Oh and one other thing, why is Larry Bird thought of as a guy who just wants white players? I know we have a lot of them for an NBA team but not all is by his choice IMO.
Ron requests a trade, I believe we wanted Corey Maggette but we end up with Peja.
Then the recent trade with Golden State is a deal that had to be made. We had to deal Stephen Jackson and I think that Bird saw a chance to get a player he really likes in Ike Diogu and so he did by taking on Dunleavy and Murphy. However if Stephen Jackson hadn't had negative trade value we would have had many more opitions.
Remember that Larry traded Austin Croshere for Marquis Daniels.
IDK where i'm going with this. I guess I just don't understand why race is always brought up in everything. I really don't care about race and just don't see how it is somehow brought up as a factor in everything.