NBA Player Says He Expects Opponents to Attack Him on the Court ‘Because I’m a Rookie and I’m White’

Michael Zennie, Daily Mail, October 7, 2014

A newly drafted Sacramento Kings players has reignited a race debate in the NBA after claiming that he expects his opponents to attack him on the court ‘because I’m a rookie and I’m white.’

Nik Stauskas, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Ontario, Canada, made the comments after his first appearance on an NBA court on Sunday.

He gave up eight points to the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter, including a dunk by Terrence Ross, and was targeted again and again by the Raptors offense.

After the preseason game, which the Kings lost 94-99, the 20-year-old Stauskas told a Sacramento Bee reporter: ‘I understand that I’m a rookie and I’m white, so people are going to attack me at all times.

‘Just coming out there in the game, I felt it right away.’

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas

Stuaskas was picked eighth overall in the NBA draft this summer after playing two successful seasons with the University of Michigan Wolverines. He is considered a likely star of the NBA in the future for his strong three-point shooting ability.

However, Yahoo Sports points out that the Raptors likely targeted Stauskas because he’s new to the league and because scouting reports listed him as weak on defense.

On Monday, it seemed he may have been regretting his words. He posted a quote on his Twitter account: ‘Work in silence, let success make the noise.’

Stuaskas’ claim, that there is a double standard for whites in a league where more than three quarters of the players are black, is not new. White and black players have been talking about it openly since the 1990s–at least.

In a 1997 Washington Post story, white players complained that they were stereotyped as only being three-point shooters and that they were slow and a liability on defense.

‘You can stop your man nine times in a row and if on the 10th time your man gets around you and dunks on you, you’re too slow. It’s a form of labeling that goes around in the league,’ Washington Bullets player Tim Legler told the Post at the time.

Even veteran NBA players have acknowledged the racial overtones. Last year when Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love received NBA honors for ‘Which player does the most with the least?’ he deemed it the ‘White Guy’ award.

The 6-foot-10 Love, who was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers this year, is considered one of the best white players in the league–even though he’s never led his team to the playoffs, or even a winning record.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Nik Stauskas said he expects his opponents to attack him on the court ‘because I’m a rookie and I’m white.’

    Count on it Nik.

  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    “In a 1997 Washington Post story, white players complained that they were stereotyped as
    only being three-point shooters and that they were slow and a liability on defense.”
    No doubt, this is beyond belief for most white liberals. They simply can’t comprehend that non-whites might be bigoted or even racist, because they entire philosophy that white people are uniquely evil.

    • LHathaway

      Many of those on AmRen seem to believe that too, only whites can be bigoted or racist. At least, all they do is defend or make excuses for white ‘bigotry’. You don’t win championships with defense but by attacking. . . . wait. . .

    • je suis paganisme

      This is how they take over sports, with the help of their liberal sports writers.
      Whites do not like the constant hate, the contention with their own teamates.
      The hip-hop culture, or just plain nigratude, drives out Whites.
      A certain amount of self-betrayal is demanded by the black players of the Whites before they are even marginally accepted .
      American Whites know this and hardly even bother with pro sports; European players might be naive about it, for right now.

      I expect the UFC to become majority black for these reasons.

  • I hope he outshoots, out dribbles and outscores every Bantu who plays against him.

    • Giovanni704

      Let them have their silly games with balls and tricks. When it comes to serious competition, they fail.

  • This is the same NBA that stole the Clippers from it’s Jewish owner due to his not wanting his black girlfriend to bring her black lovers to the games. This white player had better shut up lest he end up with a broken leg and no career in basketball.

    • John R

      Right. Play hard for a couple years; invest your money; and retire comfortably. Then you can attack all the show off black players who will waste their money on fancy living and end up broke. That is the best revenge.

    • Friedrich Fleischer

      She had no black lovers. She wouldn’t touch the disease ridden Magic Johnson with a ten foot pole and was open about this. He was just a jealous old man.

      Contrary to what most believe, white men repeatedly are the objects of desire for women of most all colors, and contrary to what most believe also, white men are far more likely to date out of their race than white women who (once again apart from popular belief) strongly prefer white men, then Asians, Hispanics, and lastly black males.

      • Tip Of The Spear

        White men have historically had relationships with Black women. How else do you explain the fact that the average Black American has about 20% European ancestry. Being a racialist White man did not seen to be an impediment to having such relationships.

        • propagandaoftruth

          English blood runs hot, as Mr. Jagger said.

          Like so many things, the more Truth one accepts, the less wickedness and degeneracy appeals.

          I used to find some attractive in abstract, especially those with lots of white, but proximity and acceptance of reality makes me see them like Gulliver observing the pimples and moles of the giants of Brobdingnag.

          Something about silk purses and sows ears. Regardless, my Folk are more important than base impulses and the example I evince is vital to our survival.

  • Truthseeker

    It sounds to me like all he’s saying is that White players get stereotyped as bad defenders, so the opposing team will reflexively target the White guy in their offensive gameplan. I don’t think he’s necessarily suggesting that people resent him because of his race. I would guess that racial resentment toward White players probably exists on some level, but I don’t think that was Stauskas’ intent with his comments.

    • AutomaticSlim

      I read it the same way you did.

      “Attack” means they will drive the ball towards him. Although, he will probably get a lot more cheap shots thrown at him than the black rookies. Some of the worst injuries in NBA history were of blacks cheapshotting White players, like the one Jabbar threw on Kent Benson, or Kermit Washington’s ultra cheap shot on Rudy Tomjanovich. I know about this stuff because I used to follow sports when I was younger. Not nearly as much these days.

      This kid should probably have stayed at Michigan and gotten his free degree before trying out the NBA. But I suppose if he can make and keep his millions, it is worth it.

      • MikeofAges

        Make and keep his million or millions. That’s the key idea. Opponents will test him and attack him.

        Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke his hand punching Kent Benson, giving proof, not that any was needed, that he was not cut out for that role.

        Kermit Washington had a problem with being violent on the court. In a later incident, he assaulted a black player and could have injured him seriously as well.

        More typical than many are aware of. Damian Williams, the black man who battered white trucker Reginald Denny with a rock during the 1962 L.A. riots, later killed a middle aged black man who was a petty drug supplier. The black teenager, Ja’Mari Alexander Jones, who as a juvenile was a principal in the fatal assault on Seattle street musician Edward “Tuba Man” McMichael, later killed an 30-year-old black man in a random shooting at a Bellevue, WA night club.

        Any liberal or leftist who considers the perpetrators of black-on-white assaults avengers is seriously misguided.

  • Doomispixulated

    The “upstanding” Isaiah Thomas, after getting owned by Larry Bird in one of the most famous plays in NBA history said something like, …”if Bird were black he would be just another good player…”. Ya right!

    • MikeofAges

      Thomas never meant that in the meaning in which it was construed. He was being sarcastic and the white reporters who covered the event absolutely did not understand what happened. I saw and heard the whole thing in real time.

      What happen was that first Dennis Rodman, then an NBA rookie, told the reporters that Bird was not that hard to guard.

      One of the reporters went to Thomas and asked him what he thought about Rodman’s remarks. Thomas, who was familiar with the frequent articles in the black press saying that Bird was no better than the average black forward, believed that Rodman had repeated the meme of the black press. Thomas said what he did to mock the idea that Bird was no better than average, not to concur in it.

      In order to properly explain the incident, the mainstream sports press would have to gone into some of the idiosyncracies of the black press. Rodman, a rookie and already considered an eccentric, was the one who got it even though he did guard Bird as well as anyone could. Thomas, believe me, knew Bird was one of the best players ever to play the game. So was Thomas.

      • AutomaticSlim

        “So was Thomas.”

        Maybe. But he was quite possibly the worst front office executive in the history of professional sports.

  • MBlanc46

    So black NBA players are racist. Well, I’ll be danged. Who’d have thought?

  • LHathaway

    ‘NBA player expects opponents to attack him on the court because he is white’

    I’m sure few people clicked on that. . . . haha

  • pcmustgo

    There was that other football or basketball incident where a white player was called a white boy

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      I like to refer to myself as a white boy, but sadly, due to advancing age, it’s getting ever harder to get away with it.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    C’mon, white three-point shooters. Run up the score on the negroid opposition. Make your success at being the best you can be to make the negroids jealous.

  • Lord Sandwich

    It doesn’t matter to me if blacks are better at this or that sport than many whites. It’s entertainment. I don’t find blacks the least bit entertaining. I don’t care what they do at anything. I would maybe care about sports if I could watch white people play. I won’t spend a penny supporting black sports teams. Give me the winter games and the Iditarod. As long as whites are playing, I’ll watch. If not, I don’t give a crap how high Leroy can jump. It’s like trying to watch an ugly stripper. Am I supposed to be enjoying this?

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Lord, the post-game interviews with pretty blonde white women interviewing dread-locked, sweaty, smelly black beasts after the game, looking worshipfully up into the eyes of the black beast.

      • benvad

        Beast is too kind of a word for those things.

      • Ringo Lennon

        Oh man, that is brutal.

    • benvad

      Spoken like a true Lord.

    • Ringo Lennon

      I would rather watch inferior whites play college football, NBA and NFL than dreadlocked blacks with bad attitudes. Nowadays black QB’s in college is all the rage.

  • ViktorNN

    If you ever want to see a white liberal admit the biological existence of race, complain about the lack of white players in the NBA.

    • Friedrich Fleischer

      Ask them about the vast dominance of white men in any strength competition as well. It’s not as if blacks do not compete, they just get completely dominated.

  • IKUredux

    Nik, Nik, Nik. Welcome Nik, to the real world! Nik, hon, it is not double standards, my friend. It is the New World Order. Nik, not only are there NO double standards, there are NO standards, period. You, and any of your fellow Whites who play in the NBA, are only there to booster the White fans to continue to watch ape gymnastics. Money is the only religion allowed to Whites nowadays. I say that, because all Christian sects have been rendered anti-White. You know:Be a “good Christian” and, because you are White, go kill yourself, in Africa preferably, committing suicide by Ebola.

  • B.A_2014

    Excuse me Mr. Moderator but where is my piece with links to the gaelige sports?

  • Perhaps Nik should give up the children’s games and take on a real profession? There he will find few Bantus to attack him.

  • jayvbellis

    Long since time to move away from Black basketball and football especially “college” football and basketball.

    I highly recommend college hockey and tennis.

    White females like tennis as the best women players are generally good looking,min to fashion that sort of thing.

  • evilsandmich

    The 6-foot-10 Love, who was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers this year, is considered one of the best white players in the league–even though he’s never led his team to the playoffs, or even a winning record.

    What an ass, that’s what happens when you’re the only good person on your team. If he’s so wretched why was Minnesota able to extract everything but the kitchen sink (for one year of guaranteed play) from Cleveland.
    Sorry, I don’t really follow the NBA, and didn’t even know Kevin Love was white until his picture showed up in the local papers (and was thus surprised that Lebron was beating up the Cavs to get a white guy onto the team).

  • crockadoodle6

    Please….Is there any activity that is more of a waste of time than watching the NBA? And anyone who pays to see it may as well have a ‘stupid’ sign on their back. Overpriced concessions, players who can barely complete a sentence in English and have no loyalty to anything other than their primitive urges and money, pancake-battered skanks as ‘cheer-leaders’, and greasy-haired over-age owner millionaires. What could be more entertaining?

  • Earl P. Holt III

    I recall very clearly how the spooks used to assault Danny Ainge on those great Boston Celtic teams of the 1980s…

  • Tom Dockery

    Why are most whites in the NBA foreigners?Could it be because the USA kids don’t get passed the ball in camps?

    • Steve Sailer has noticed a pattern. The scant few native born white Americans in the NBA attended high schools that are (or were at the time) just about all white. With no blacks around, they could make the high school basketball team; blacks did not overshadow them, for the racial differences in maturation and the cult of black athletic supremacy.