When Jews Dominated Professional Basketball
Lisa Wade, PhD on November 25, 2013
Kids growing up in dense, urban environments often turn to basketball as their sport of choice. This is partly because it fits, in a physical sense. All things being equal, a basketball court takes up a lot less room than a football or soccer field. For the economically disadvantaged, it’s also relatively cheap to play. If you have a court available, you only need a pair of shoes and a ball. For this reason, whatever population finds itself in this type of environment tends to take up basketball.
That’s why the sport was dominated by Jews in the first half of the 1900s. Just like many African-Americans today, at that time many immigrant Jewish families found themselves isolated in inner cities. Basketball seemed like a way out. “It was absolutely a way out of the ghetto,” explained retired ball player Dave Dabrow. Basketball scholarships were one of the few ways low income urban Jews could afford college.
Jewish basketball team (1921-22):
Today we refer to stereotypes about Black men to explain why they dominate basketball, but this is an after-the-fact justification. At the time, very different characteristics — stereotypes associated with Jews — were used to explain why they dominated professional teams. Paul Gallico, sports editor of the NY Daily News in the 1930s, explained that “the game places a premium on an alert, scheming mind, flashy trickiness, artful dodging and general smart aleckness.” All stereotypes about Jews. Moreover, he argued, Jews were rather short and so had “God-given better balance and speed.” Yep. There was a time when we thought being short was an advantage in the sport of basketball.
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Converse, for instance, is part of the Nike conglomerate.
They'll get a bump for the short haul but the longer term is not clear.
The young women look good in the Sports Illustrated Special Edition but in those swimsuits, I'm not sure just what tney're selling.
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So, you don’t see the blonde girl intentionally put the flag on the ground, then the purple haired one step forward onto it, and then the brown haired girl grab it before purple hair takes another step on it???
While it was not all all out Antifa flag stomping it should not have occurred.
The U.S. Flag code is in reference to an actual flag. Not a printed pattern or depiction of the flag. If one were to take an actual flag and make a garment out of it that is a problem. Simply having a shirt or other article of clothing with a flag printed on it is not a violation of the flag code.
The only section of the U.S. Flag code that deals with embroidery or printed depictions of the flag is in reference to things that are sat or stood upon like pillows or door mats and If something is meant for one time or temporary use such as a napkin those are are not to be printed or embroidered with the flag.
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As for the difference in pay. These women are entertainers and nothing more they are laid based on viewership and revenue.
Women’s sports just don’t have the viewership or revenue that men’s sports do. It is plain and simple.
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I read about the old Jewish basketball teams in a pamphlet titled “Famous Jewish Sportsfigures”.
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Where were the coaches in letting this team hurt themselves so badly in pubic perception?
The team was NOT prepared to represent us on the world stage.
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I can't wait for when their 15 minutes is up and they fade back into obscurity. They'll be the toast of the town tomorrow in New York Shitty where they'll be feted by America Hating Losers like themselves. Instead of ticker tape, they should drop heavy bags of shit on them from as high up as possible.
Team Trash. That's all they are, all the ever will be.
their 15 minutes was up last week
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"Re-decorating" posters in subway stations and subway cars is a long-standing tradition. There is nothing special about Rapinhoe, other than her spotlight-seeking behavior. Much as she claims that she is being singled out, she is nothing but an anonymous face to the graffiti artists.
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