The United States is 13 percent black. The NBA is 75 percent black. But this year, the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves are “only” 30 percent black.
Obviously, this is a civil-rights issue.
Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul’s African American leadership council, told theStar-Tribune that he thinks the unbalanced roster could be seen as a ploy by the ownership to sell the team to a majority-white fan base.
“How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?” Terrell said to the Star-Tribune. “I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance.”
So the same fan base that supported the Timberwolves for the first 12 years of Kevin Garnett’s career, after he was drafted out of high school and eventually became the league’s highest-paid player, has decided to pull out their white sheets.