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Tomorrow is the start of the NBA season. Which is great, bc we all love the NBA. It’s also problematic bc I have to steel myself for the onslaught of think pieces & columns by white writers who know nothing abt black culture.
In football & baseball you can get away with discussing culture without having to understand it (although its becoming tougher in the NFL to do that) all that much. In the NBA? Nah, you need to know.
The NBA is a certain kind of black aesthetic. It doesn’t encapsulate the whole of the black experience, but it enough of it to where it’s noticeable. So when ppl opine abt the NBA, it's almost always about black culture. Well, here’s the issue...
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