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Money speaks louder than race

Is the NBA's international movement an attempt to make the league "whiter"? The numbers say no.

Updated: December 1, 2004, 3:03 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to Page 2

Last year, a story in The Village Voice said what many other publications have only implied when it published a provocative piece about the NBA's pursuit of international stars. The story indicated that the globalization push is about finding white players to appeal to white fans and corporate sponsors to make more money.

While I understand the perception, I strongly disagree. And I am usually the one pointing out racial problems in sport, as I have done since the early 1970s.

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