NBA diversity makes for a pretty big picture

Originally Published: May 9, 2007
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

Recently, there has been a wide-open discussion in the media about a study that suggests a disproportionate number of calls against black players are being made by white officials in the NBA. ESPN.com alone has carried at least six articles on the study, which was written by Justin Wolfers, an assistant professor of business and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and Joseph Price, a Cornell graduate student in economics.

Is it true? The NBA adamantly denies ...

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