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- 11:19 AM ET 03.30
Facts & Myths: Discrimination in the NBA
NBA teas choose players that embody the race of their fans- FACT (Burdekin, Hossfeld, Smith)
White players are significantly more likely to be traded than black players
Black players are more likely to be traded from a team located in a city with a large white population
Matching a team's racial composition to the racial composition of the market area increases home game attendance and revenue
Salary Discrimination (Yang & Lin)- REVERSE SALARY DISCRIMINATION- FACT
International players are more likely to accept an offer with…
- 02:37 PM ET 03.26
While much research has been conducted on whether or not discrimination against African-Americans occurs in the NBA, there have been very limited opportunities to explore the discrimination of Asians in the NBA, largely due to the fact that few Asians even play basketball, let alone make it to the NBA. Until recently, perhaps the most well-known Asian player in the NBA was Yao Ming, who had a relatively short career as a big man. Then, in February 2012, Jeremy Lin took the NBA by storm. The little-known guard, a Harvard University graduate, began to log minutes for the New York Knicks…