Utah Jazz racist??? Deron Williams V. Chris Paul Debate
While watching the 2005 NBA draft, I was so surprised that the Utah Jazz selected Deron Williams over Chris Paul. How could they choose Deron Williams over Chris Paul? Everyone knew Chris Paul was going to be the next big star. And especially the likely candidate to win rookie of the year. Besides, Deron Williams did not even play point guard in college, Dee Brown did. Now the Jazz are going to replace John Stockton with this guy? After this, I concluded it’s because Utah is a white dominated state. They must of picked Deron Williams because he was whiter than Chris Paul. And I concluded that Utah must only like white people on their team. Just look at the whole roster of the Utah Jazz, their all white guys Okur, Kirilenko, Harpring and Giricek. And their are some black guys because well its the NBA. But have you noticed that the Jazz roster has light black guys like Deron Williams, Carlos Boozer and Jarron Collins. Even back then, the old Utah squads had a lot of white black people like Karl Malone and Bryon Russell. I do not mean to say the Utah Jazz are racist. But it’s just a thought. This is also not a knock on the Jazz or Deron Williams, because I’m a fan of the Jazz. But the jazz would be champions right now, if they choose Chris Paul and would have made the playoffs for sure in 05-06.
2005: Okur+Kirilenko+Harpring+Giricek+Ostertag+Humphries = 6
2004: Harpring+Giricek+Kirilenko+Borchardt+Humphries+Lopez+Handlogten = 7
2003: Kirilenko+Lopez+Ostertag+Harpring+Pavlovic+Giricek +Gugliotta+Handlogten = 8
2002: Harpring+Kirilenko+Stockton+Padgett+Ostertag = 5
2001: Stockton+Kirilenko+Padgett+Crotty+Ostertag+LaRue = 6
2000: Stockton+Ostertag+Crotty+Padgett = 4
1999: Stockton+Hornacek+Ostertag+Keefe+Padgett+Chilcutt = 6
1998: Hornacek+Stockton+Ostertag+Keefe+Fuller+Foster = 6
1997: Hornacek+Stockton+Keefe+Foster+Ostertag = 5
Over the past 10 years, the Jazz only once had a roster that didn’t contain double the league’s average of white people. At what point are we allowed to point fingers and say that this is intentional? After all, Salt Lake City is 93% white, and more than 70% of those whites are Mormon – a religion that has historically believed that black people did not choose sides between Jesus and Satan in the beginning of time (in 1978, the Mormon church decided to allow blacks to join, but they have never officially rescinded the claim that they are cursed).
Do you think there will ever come a time when Utah’s roster will include a demographic makeup that is more in line with the league average? In a situation as unique as a basketball roster, how big a sample size is needed before it’s no longer a coincidence? Is my 10 years enough, or must we go back further?