Is something a shooting foul, or is it not a shooting foul? It seems easy to be able to tell the difference, but not many referees are able to see the difference. Every single referee seems to have a different idea on what a shooting foul is. Many NBA experts have seen this, William Rhoden of the New York Times Explains “Most important, each has a philosophy of how the game should be officiated. As if players didn 't have enough to contend with, they have to adjust to officials from night to night”, this constant inconsistency will end up ruining the game and making it hard for all players to be able to play the best basketball.
The final form of prejudice is a tendency to act in a discriminatory way. This involves treating someone as though they are deserving of less rights than another. Throughout the film the African American footballers were deemed ‘less fit’ than those of their white peers. Coach Yoast consoles with the players after they are harshly yelled at by Coach Boone. However, Coach Yoast never does the same for the white teammates, as though they are deemed to be able to handle it
It is considered an art to most players. I’m sure you’re wondering how do you flop? Well, I’ll tell you how to do the proper flop and some background of this chain that seems to take part a lot in the basketball world. The definition of flop is exaggerating contact when coming into contact with another player of the opposite team in order to have a foul charged on the opposition. This wonderful term has taken over the NBA and other basketball games in both good and bad ways.
Many people are mistreated but it had happened to Boo and Tom the most no matter what the other people races. Although, it could happen to anyone, black or white but it was more often than not black males that got mistreated and misjudged the most. While racism is an awful thing and continues to exist today, the people of Maycomb could have done many things to stop it but no one stepped up to really put their foot on racism and crush it. From everything that had happened, misjudging people for their skin tone or religion has gone on for too long and has led to many incidents like Holocaust and/or Slavery and needs to get shut down so we don’t have something like this
Basketball games would be boring because everyone would have the same basketball IQ, unlike in today's basketball games where everyone has different IQs or styles of playing the game. This pertains to the story because of characters like George who have to wear a handicap to bring them back to a normal level of intelligence, so if todays basketball players had to wear those handicaps while playing you could see players missing shots and making simple mistakes that todays basketball player don’t usually make. Also in 2081 people with more athleticism have to wear some sort of heavy weights, and the characters like the dancers in the story have to wear weights around the waist to prevent them of being to good. If basketball players had to wear weights around their waist while playing the game would be boring, because of the fact that it would be hard for a player to make a spectacular move or a clutch move in the game. In conclusion the story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a very interesting story and topic.
Larry Bird was portrayed as the great white hope because of what happened with the NBA in the past before Bird got there like the NBA “Dark Ages” which is the 1978 Washington Bullets where the majority of them team was African American and not white. And again a lot of people came out to watch NBA games because of race based rivalry. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were both in the playoffs and Larry Bird and the Celtics lost in the Eastern conference finals to the Philadelphia 76ers. This caused many white Bostonians to do bussing. White Bostonians refused to integrate
There is a lot of talk that there are many fines and ways to punish an athlete or official for some sort of misconduct that they have done. One instant that shows that the NBA ended up not implanting a strict enough punishment was with Donald Sterling. The NBA commissioner stated that, “Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments that he made, also he will be forced to sell the franchise and a fine of $2.5 million.” The NBA was going the right path because they were punishing someone for racist comments. Being banned and forced to sell the Clippers franchise was a perfect example of the consequences that might come if you engage in racist activities or say racist comments. The fine that was given to him
Stereotyping occurs when a person assumes that every member of a society or subculture has the same characteristics or traits. Whenever we make judgements about people without knowing them, we are stereotyping them. There are various types of stereotypes, but the most common ones are racial stereotypes and gender stereotypes. Race, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation are the main factors of stereotyping. All Blacks are great basketball players and All Muslims are terrorist are examples of Racial Stereotypes.
Race and inequality negatively affects our games in many different ways. Race and inequality affects many different people in all kinds of ways. It is sadly very often that players, sports owner's and coaches are brought into the line light because of racism. In the way of gift exchange, when the African Americans would participate in their JUJU dances, people would make racially discriminating comments about the players and their supporters. Racial discrimination has recently played a very big role in both life and sports.
I also agree that racism is in every nation and not just in the U.S. I have friends from cultures where that majority or all the population is white, and sometimes they make prejudices comments and don 't even notice. In my Brazil, my country, even though they have a strong law against racism, we can always observe it in forms of jokes. However, the only thing that I perceive here in the U.S, is that racism here goes in many directions; white people against black people, black people against white people, and brown people against black people. I don 't know, sometimes is very confusing.