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Complications and Liberations from Race

This article was originally published February 2012 at the height of “Linsanity” and the day after the whole “chink” debacle at ESPN When prodded about the possibility that some teams in the young N.B.A. did not want a Japanese-American player

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The Lowdown: Maurice Stokes

Years Active: 1956 – 1958 Regular Season Stats: 202 games, 37.3 mpg 16.4 ppg, 17.3 rpg, 5.3 apg, 35.1% FG, 69.8% FT Postseason Stats: 1 game, 39 mpg 12 ppg, 15 rpg, 2 apg, 25% FG, 85.7% FT Accolades: 3x

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The Lowdown: Spencer Haywood

Regular Season: 20.3 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 46.9% FG, 79.6% FT Playoffs: 19.6 PPG, 9.4 RPG, 1.8 APG, 0.4 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 47.9% FG, 80.6% FT Accolades (ABA): MVP (1970), Rookie of the Year (1970),

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