NBA Racist?

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    Now the race card is being played to attack NBA ref's

    May 2, 2007

    Study of N.B.A. Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls

    By ALAN SCHWARZ

    An academic study of the National Basketball Association, whose playoffs continue tonight, suggests that a racial bias found in other parts of American society has existed on the basketball court as well.

    A coming paper by a University of Pennsylvania professor and a Cornell University graduate student says that, during the 13 seasons from 1991 through 2004, white referees called fouls at a greater rate against black players than against white players.

    Justin Wolfers, an assistant professor of business and public policy at the Wharton School, and Joseph Price, a Cornell graduate student in economics, found a corresponding bias in which black officials called fouls more frequently against white players, though that tendency was not as strong.

    They went on to claim that the different rates at which fouls are called “is large enough that the probability of a team winning is noticeably affected by the racial composition of the refereeing crew assigned to the game.”

    N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern said in a telephone interview that the league saw a draft copy of the paper last year, and was moved to do its own study this March using its own database of foul calls, which specifies which official called which foul. “We think our cut at the data is more powerful, more robust, and demonstrates that there is no bias,” Mr. Stern said.

    Three independent experts asked by The Times to examine the Wolfers-Price paper and materials released by the N.B.A. said they considered the Wolfers-Price argument far more sound. The N.B.A. denied a request for its underlying data, even with names of officials and players removed, because it feared that the league’s confidentiality agreement with referees could be violated if the identities were determined through box scores.
     
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    I wouldn't say there's a racial bias in calling fouls. There's definitely a bias in calling fouls though with the perceived image of the basketball player. IMO, superstars and league favorites get the benefit of the doubt with borderline calls. Players branded as troublemakers get called more frequently than others, especially with technicals. They allow a little more in the playoffs as well. Every basketball fan already knows this.
     
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    Nevermind the fact that there's a greater NUMBER of black players than white, so it would only stand to reason....
     
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    Maybe the university should release a study showing how many times a white guy gets to touch the ball compare to Blacks. What will the outcome say about Black players?
     
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    What they need to do is have a study of non-calls and expose the Houston Rockets for the dirty cheap shot artists that they are.
     
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    No comment - I do not follow basketball
     
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    You don't know anything about politics either but that doesn't stop you from posting your opinions. :razz:
     
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    I know enough to tap into liberal love and tolerance by confronting them with facts and truth
     

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