Nik Stauskas

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  1. icsept

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    Good for him. To hear a white player come out and say that after more than likely being stereotyped in high school during the recruitment process is a good sign that whites are becoming more and more racially conscious
     
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    Nik Stauskas’ comments concerning his impending persecution for being a white NBA player were discussed on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption.” Both Kornheiser and the alleged “anti-racist” Negro (Wilbon) agreed that Stauskas’ comments were completely accurate. Kornheiser, who has been downright tolerable over the past few years, talked about how whites are only allowed to criticize other whites and that a white person “simple cannot, under any circumstances” criticize blacks in today’s society. He said that white fans mercilessly mock white players, and cited his observations of JJ Reddick and Duke teams that were victims of this brand of self-loathing racism. He referred to it as “a strange phenomenon.”

    Wilbon, ever the professional black apologist, said something like: “it’s no different than being the only black hockey player in the NHL.” The reality, of course, is that black hockey players experience absolutely no “racism” (from fellow players, fans, GM's, scouts, owners, etc) whatsoever in the NHL…quite the contrary, they are treated like rare “super athletes” and if only more Negroes were interested in hockey, they’d dominate that sport as well.

    Later, Wilbon went on to say that: “white parents tell their kids to go out for hockey and lacrosse and tell them that they aren’t big enough, aren’t fast enough, aren’t strong enough to compete!” Then this out-of-touch, intellectual paramecium even referenced the odious film “White Men Can’t Jump.”

    Nik Stauskas seems to know the score.
     
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    With this particular sentence, Wilbon is right on the money. A sickening number of self-loathing white parents do indeed tell their sons and daughters that they "can't compete" with the supa affletes. Still, white kids dominate in HS football, and in most sports that they try. Just think of the impact white athletes would have if they actually overcame the poor advice from their parents, teachers, peers and coaches. Basketball and track (esp. short sprints) are two glaring examples where the white kids are told they don't have a chance against blackie. But it extends to all sports popular with black kids.
     
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    I don't want to over exaggerate what stauskas has said but i hope that his statements start making some solid cracks in the foundation of the caste system. What he has said has obviously gotten the attention of many people due to the reaction. Maybe this will help create a more open dialogue about the discrimination against white athletes. From off the top of my head I cannot think of any other white player who has attacked this topic directly as him.
     
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    The thing I didn't like about Nik's comments was the self-deprecating "I'm not the best defensive player in the world." Hell, only one player can be the best defensive player in the world, if it could even be quantified or defined. No need to always identify what a white player is not, before saying what he is.

    On the other hand, the JJ Watt love-fest in the media is almost unprecedented, because they can't think of a single negative descriptor for him.
     
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    Christian Laettner made an attempt at calling out racism in basketball back in his time going from Duke to the NBA. Something to the fact that growing up in Angola, NY. He said something like that when he walked into a gym among blacks they didn't think he could play, but were soon proved wrong, as he dominated black players in and around where he grew up.

    I can't remember everything he said, but he made some pretty bold statements as only Laettner could.

    He said it he heard it all his life. Even after winning a national championship at Duke, the black players had no respect for his game. Michigan's Jalen Rose said he didn't think Laettner could play until they met head to head and Laettner and the mostly white Duke won every time they played the all black starting lineup of Michigan! It was only then that Rose recanted and admitted that Laettner had game.
     
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    I honestly can't believe this dialogue was aired on ESPN. This is certainly a positive development. People need to wake up to these truths.
     

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