Asian-American basketball leagues have existed for nearly a century.
They don’t expect to see Asian-American basketball stars.
Education FirstWhen we asked both Asian-American athletes and academics to explain the paucity of Asian-American professional athletes, the first thing they pointed to is the overwhelming emphasis within Asian-American households on education over athletics.
“‘Where’s basketball going to get you?’
In that instance, that’s clearly a stereotype that Asian players can’t compete at that level.”