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Few Asian American Basketball Players at the NCAA D1 Level – Does it Really Matter?

After almost 10 years of playing in community, NJB, AAU, and school leagues, Number Two Son dropped out of organized basketball for good this year.  When I saw this article asking why there are very few Asian American division I … Continue reading

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Tall, Short and Segregated Asians: Six Lessons from a Basketball Season

My sons finished their very long basketball seasons last month, and I was surprised how some of my own views on sports, basketball, and Asian-Americans changed after what seemed to be an endless season. Here are six lessons that I … Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin and the Challenges Facing Asian American Athletes

“That team could use some black kids!” This was the comment of Number Two Son, pointing to the mostly white team that his mostly black team beat in an NJB game. That incident came to mind when I saw this … Continue reading

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