Watching the NCAA tournament games, I have noticed that the few white players participating in the games are not allowed by the officials to play tough, aggressive defense. Time and time again, some black player drives to the basket and a hapless white big man will stand there with his arms up, clearly afraid to go all out to stop him, yet still be called for a foul by the referee. This happened a few years ago in the NBA playoffs during the Minnesota-Lakers series. Wally Szerbiak was called for a key foul late in the game, without even being close to the player in question (Kobe Bryant, who as a black superstar can garner fouls like this constantly). It was so ridiculous that the announcers actually protested it, and Charles Barkley really criticized it during the post-game show. This, combined with the fact that all blacks are allowed to get away with lots of contact, including the Shaq special (elbows thrown out viciously, often connecting to the defender unwise enough to be within that space, yet no foul called even when he goes flying down hard to the floor), goes a long way towards explainiing the timidity on defense that so many white American players possess on the court. If one remembers the 1960s, when blacks first started to dominate in the NBA, there were numerous interracial fights resulting from the street-ball credo that physical contact-including fllying elbows to the face-are just part of the game. In those days, white players had not been brainwashed and naturally objected to this illegal style of defense (or offense, in the case of so many big men, now perfected by Shaq). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used to get in fights all the time, and always with a white player. There was an article by white-hating Tony Kornheiser about this several years ago, where Jabbar freely admitted that he liked to fight whites during his playing days, and that this mentality came from the streets. Kornheiser was, not surprisingly, sympathetic to this ignorant and twisted way of thinking. That's the problem every white basketball player encounters now; if you attempt to play by the rules, you will get crushed, because the black players are playing by their own street-ball rules, and the officials are allowing them to do it. On the other hand, if you attempt to play the aggressive, hands-on defense that street-ball permits, the officials will call fouls on you if you're white. In many ways, white players simply can't win.