Where Are All The Asian-American Basketballers?

Quick, name an Asian-American basketball player. Yao Ming? Yi Jianlian? Wrong, they’re full-on Chinese. And that’s the point. Only 0.4 percent of men’s college basketball players are Asian-American.

Jeremy Lin

According to the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, there were only 19 Asian-American players in Division I basketball in 2006-07, far out of line with the 4.4 percent population of the country (that’s a third of the African-American population.) Is it a case of the kids not going into the game, or is there discrimination? Read more…

Beasley’s Miami Heat Career Off To A Painful Start

This is just typical for the Miami Heat - their first-round NBA Draft pick gets hurt in his first team practice.

Michael Beasley NBA Draft smile

The AP reports that Michael Beasley was only 45 minutes into his first drills as a member of the Heat, when the #2 overall pick was struck in the chest by an inadvertent elbow. Beasley was taken to a doctor for observation and did not return to practice.

Just what new Heat coach Erik Spoelstra needed. Read more…

FAKExclusive: Riley’s New Puppet, Erik Spoelstra

News came down yesterday that the curmudgeonly Pat Riley would be leaving his post as Miami head coach. Lost in the shuffle was the naming of Erik Spoelstra as new head coach, making him the first Filipino-American head man in NBA history.

erik spoelstra coaching

This monumental moment will surely be marked with an introductory press conference. In another FAKExclusive, SPORTSbyBROOKS attends Erik Spoelstra’s imaginary first press conference as head coach. Read more…