|Is there not enough melanin on the Timberwolves squad?|
The article continues: "Some civil rights leaders in Minneapolis think so. Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul's African American leadership council, told the Star-Tribune that he thinks the unbalanced roster could be seen as a ploy by the ownership to sell the team to a majority-white fan base. 'How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?' Terrell said to the Star-Tribune. 'I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance.'"
The Timberwolves deny the racial discrimination charge: "[Timberwolves president of basketball operations David] Kahn said the Timberwolves targeted two black players as free agents during the summer. But Portland matched Minnesota's offer to Nicolas Batum, and Jordan Hill opted to re-sign with the Lakers at less money for a better chance to win a championship."