Atlanta (where I travelled on business for years) may be the most boring city in the western hemisphere. They roll the sidewalks up at 6:00 pm. Plus, Black players have to deal with the rednecks when they venture outside Black or integrated neighborhoods.
I can see why a Black player might prefer LA, NY, DC, Miami or Chicago. But Atlanta? Maybe Dwight Howard is a special case because he grew up there. But the city itself his very little to recommend it as opposed to a city like Boston.
You have no idea about Atlanta.
I can say this with full authority: Atlanta is a MECCA for young African Americans. There is a huge nightlife scene, huge hip-hop music scene, and a huge singles scene.
I'm guessing that you aren't into nightlife, hip-hop, or single, as many NBA players are. I'm guessing that your "business trips", never actually took you to any of the spots that these players would go to.
Err... I'll stick by that claim-- that the women in Boston are just as pretty as a percentage of the population-- given the co-eds who come to Boston (and vicinity) every year. They just wear more clothes, since the weather is colder. Obviously Boston is smaller than NY or LA.
But it matters little if I'm right or wrong. Race-- or the proportion of good looking women-- are not significant factors in determining where free agents decide to go. The significant factor is money in most cases.
And this is still wrong. The women in Boston don't compare to LA. Or Miami. Sorry.
Edited by CaptainLaddie, 30 November 2011 - 06:09 PM.