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Howard Beck, a Senior Writer for B/R Mag, has been covering the NBA for 20 years.
Prior to joining Bleacher Report in 2013, Beck spent nine years at the New York Times, covering the Knicks, the Nets and the NBA at large. He covered the Lakers for the Los Angeles Daily News from 1997-2004, covering the final seven seasons of the Shaq-Kobe era.
His NBA coverage in 2016 earned Beck an Associated Press Sports Editors award for beat writing (over 175,000 circulation).
Beck is a regular contributor on NBA TV and co-hosts the Full 48 podcast with Jordan Brenner. Subscribe on iTunes: http://apple.co/2s94eI8
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Howard Beck: I have to say I find the journalistic narrative of Dwight Howard interesting. But I mean if you actually watched the Rockets play. He was one of the few players through the first 50-60 games who actually played with ANY effort (refer to Clyde Drexler during every game saying, "It seems like Dwight Howard and Ariza are the only ones playing with any effort out there"). In fact for the first 50 games he seemed happy to play the role of defender, shot blocker and rim runnner. But every time he ran to the rim and was open, no one passed the ball. Whenever he asked them to throw a lob, they bounced the ball to his feet. So once the losing started to pile on, it was only then did he start to ask for more touches. Which I feel is pretty fair, because if it ain't working, why not try something new?
African Americans make up 13% of our population. 6 out of 30 is still 20% (over-representation). You're either too ignorant to realize this or you clearly have a race baiting agenda.
I didn't read your entire article because it's clearly ridiculous...I hope you didn't try and compare African American representation of players vs. coaches. You realize the 2 require completely different skill sets and the coaching representation should fall more in line with the population percentage. Right?
your a joke. one of those people that make everything into a race bait. maybe theres not more black coaches because they aren't as good or qualified? what about the lack of white players? self hating white smh
Anxiously awaiting your next article "Where did all the white basketball players go", starring Jimmer Fredette. The NBA employs African Americans in coaching positions at TWICE their representation in America's population. You're barking up the wrong tree with this one.
I just want to know where are all of the White NBA and NFL players. You can't call out one while ignoring the other. What you're talking about is affirmative action for the NBA and NFL. ......which is fine as long as there is a quota put on the min. number of white players each team has on it's roster. Otherwise, it's hypocritical and lacks double standards. How about just letting the person for the job/position be awarded it! Freakin' stupid Liberals and their White Guilt!
You're a pathetic ignorant excuse for a "writer why even start controversy with an article, than delete the comments you are a coward and a fraud please do us all a favor and get a real job at McDonalds
Why would you even write up an article that separates race to begin with Coward Beck?
Nov. 6, 2015
RE COMMENTS SECTION:
Yes, the comments section on the black coaches story was disabled. That decision was made by my editors.