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Author Leonard, David J.
Title After Artest : the NBA and the assault on Blackness / David J. Leonard.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2012]

Series SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations
SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Subject Basketball -- United States -- Sociological aspects.
African American basketball players -- Social conditions.
Basketball fans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Minorities in sports -- United States.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness -- Introduction -- Guiding Frameworks -- Anti-Black Racism and the NBA -- NBA beyond Artest -- This Book -- 2. "I Went to a Basketball Game and a Vibe Awards Broke Out" or "Negroes Gone Wild": The Palace Melee and the Racialized Culture War What Else? -- Introduction -- Opening Up the Wounds: Fan-Player Tensions and Divisions -- Thugs and Criminals -- Hip-Hop to Blame for Palace Brawl -- Conclusion: Accountability and Punishment -- 3. Crisis Inside and Outside America's Arena: Age Restrictions and the Real Color of Money -- Introduction -- History of Age Restriction -- NBA Crisis: The Draft, and Children Playing in the Wrong Sand Box -- Don't Believe the Hype: Cautionary Tales and Sad Stories -- Physically Weak, Mentally and Intellectually Weaker: Big Bodies and Small Brains/Hearts -- It's a Man's Game -- ̂ Maturation and Education -- Put Down that Ball: Saving America's (Black) Youth -- Policing Hip-Hop -- Raceless Issue? -- Race Matters -- Young Athletes of Color: Model Minority Discourse as another Exception -- Note on the Defenders: The American Dream and Meritocracy -- Crisis Inside and Outside America's Arena -- Hypocrisy or the Consistency? -- Conclusion -- 4. "No Bling Allowed": The NBA's Dress Code and the Politics of New Racism -- Introduction -- What's Racism Got to Do with It: Player Opposition and a Culture of Denial -- Dress Code: Smart Business or Insufficient Change? -- Smart Business -- You Say Good Business, I Say Racism -- Not Enough: Once a Gangsta, Always a Gangsta -- Racism: Take 2 -- Politics of Respectability and Self-Help -- Dressing for the Part: Role Models -- Dress Code and Questions of Authenticity -- Beyond the Dress Code: The NBA and the Criminalization of Black Bodies -- Conclusion -- ̂
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781461907336 (electronic bk.)
1461907330 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 794778772
Additional Format Print version: Leonard, David J. After Artest. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2012 9781438442068 (DLC) 2011023207 (OCoLC)731372886