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Black Boys Playing Ball: Race and Masculinity in American Basketball

Since its invention in the late 19th century, basketball has become one of the most popular sports in the world today. It is one of the most widely known and watched televised sports especially in the United States where many … Continue reading

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Race and the Evolution of Basketball

How does race intersect with the evolution of basketball, and what role does it play in modern day basketball and influence the construction of social and cultural ideals for the athletes? For the eight months of the year that the basketball … Continue reading

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Unique Culture

The sport that I chose to become more familiar with and improve at was basketball. I have often seen people playing small games of it in the gym and it appeared to be not only a good workout but an … Continue reading

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We are all Witnesses

The image is minimal yet powerful in the message that it conveys. The bulk of the ad consists of a solid black background, with Lebron’s image –from his chest up –displayed wearing his Cleveland jersey and his arms spread out … Continue reading

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Tall or short, male or female, do they matter?

The stereotypes of basketball always exist in our society. Basketball players should be as “tall” as Kobe Bryant or at least six feet height. Indeed, it is true that most of the NBA basketball players are tall. According to the … Continue reading

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Time to bball!

Hi everyone! This is my third year at UCSD and I just decided to major in communication. I have been in love with sport since my father taught me how to ride a bicycle when I was at 10. I … Continue reading

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