Hoop Dreams Versus Hoop Reality

“Growing up in a wealthier neighborhood is a major, positive predictor of reaching the NBA for both black and white men.”
“It’s expensive for a kid to make a traveling AAU squad,” the coach said. “Our best players have parents who support them, travel with them, and provide the money to make it possible for them to be on the team. Yes, from time to time, there’s a promising kid who might make our team but just can’t afford to because his family isn’t there to support him.” [Read More]