After the news broke out about that incident the Indiana University’s President fined Bobby Knight $30,000 and suspended him three games. In the final article I read coach Rick Carlisle defends Ron Artest’s actions against the Detroit Pistons fan that threw a cup of beer at him and then Artest went after him in that brawl we all heard about. It states that Carlisle feels that Ron Artest is a great player that he should be getting more respect from coaches, players, and fans but he’s not because of his actions on and off the court. Rick Carlisle and Ron Artest though had a bad starting to this year when Artest asked for time off to promote his new album coming out. With that knowledge Rick Carlisle still d... ... middle of paper ... ...s I stated before I am a coach, and after reading these articles I have definitely learned a lot from all these incidents and situations.
The scandal left one player dead and the other imprisoned for thirty five years. The team was subjected to a lot of punishment by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA is a non-profit organization comprised of 1281 institutions, organizations, individuals and conferences and that organizes the athletic programs of most of the colleges and universities in the United States and Canada (The New York Times, 2003). The events that led to the scandal In the early 2000s Baylor University’s basketball, men’s team underwent tough times of investigations and was later found guilty of breaking several NCAA rules and was punished. The athlete scandal erupted after the murder of Baylor university basketball player Patrick Dennehy.
It was the NBA for encouraging such thuggish behavior from its players and then allowing their violence to take place on live TV. Opinion makers from all perspectives weighed in on the issue. Newspaper columnists and TV talking heads kept the brawl in the national spotlight. Some condemned the incident; some excused it, and some just wondered what all the fuss was over. In the end five Pacers players and seven Pistons fans were charged... ... middle of paper ... ...at they agree on.
On April 24th 2014, the entertainment television channel TMZ released an audio record of a conversation between Donald Sterling, the owner of the professional basketball team Los Angeles Clippers, and his girlfriend. In the conversation, Sterling expressed his extreme racism towards the African Americans. He specifically told his girlfriend, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that… and not to bring them to my games.” Sterling’s recorded conversation immediately invoked a series of protesting reactions from a great deal of public figures within and outside the basketball field.
I read How Vince Carter Conquered the NBA Drive, by Chris Young. I learned a lot of things about the NBA problems and the way the players really think not just how they show them in T.V. One of the things I learned about Vince Carter was that he had a lot of problems with his first manager. An example is when Richard Peddy his first manager got put in prison for stealing money from An NFL player. Vince Carter changed his manager and sued his old manager.
This time his actions were bigger because it was directed to a certain race of people. Since there are black people in the league and on his team it was taken to a whole new level. This time instead of him being just fined he became banned from the NBA and he got fined. He was caught making racist remarks toward to his girlfriend. I believe that the things that were said in the conversation have been said before that is why she recorded it this time.
There are many dangers and stories that even true hoop-fanatics don’t know about. Effect on NCAA Tournament Initially one of the worst effects of the one and done on college basketball is the effect that it’s having on college basketball. Every year since the NBA changed its required age limit to enter the draft to nineteen, we have begun to see more NCAA tournament upsets every year. According to Courtney Taylor of About Stastistics.com says “It reached an all time frantic in 2012 when 15 seed’s Lehigh University and, Norfolk State two little known schools, who were probably just happy to be in the tournament pulled off upsets against powerhouses Duke and Missouri” (Taylor pg. 1).
The Texas Western basketball team received a substantial amount of emotional abuse because of the fact that they featured seven African-American players. When the country observed the success of the mostly black team, the team was harassed with boo’s and racial slurs. The abuse hit its peak when the hotel was vandalized with demeaning racial slurs splattered on the wall in red paint. The team was briefly divided because the emotional abuse finally broke the team. Instead of letting the situation break the team, the players used the constant abuse to strengthen their will to win.