Of the 15 players on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, 10 of those players are white. For Minnesota civil rights activists, that is a few too many.
Black leaders in the state feel that the Timberwolves organization has made a conscious effort to build a roster full of white players.
David Kahn, the team's president of basketball operations responded to those allegations saying, "Every decision we've made here has been intended to make the team as good as can be, as quickly as can be," according to the Star Tribune.
In a league where 78 percent of the players are American-born black players, it is rare to find a team with a primarily white roster, but that does not necessarily mean it cannot happen. The Timberwolves have been rebuilding for the last seven seasons, and while the team has a surplus of white players, those players are extremely talented.
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