In Korver’s article “Privileged”  he had a strong tie with his teammate, Thabo, the one that broke his leg. To Korver, Thabo was someone who he could talk to regarding anything on his mind unrelated to basketball. They created a bond on the team which they had with no one else. When he first heard about Thabo’s arrest the only things that he thought were what was he doing wrong? To Doug Mcadam, a sociologist, he might view Korver’s reaction as jealousy or blame on himself. Korver is working to learn more about race and its effects in America’s society and how he can improve ourselves and  wants to shed his image of just being the guy that looks like the racist white men. His strong ties between his teammates will help educate everyone and hold people responsible for their actions. His weak ties between his own race can do the same.

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