I want to have a frank discussion on this. Kinda ties in with what Larry Bird says. Are black people just genetically more gifted physically? From personal evidence and from scientific studies and historical studies I've read, this seems to be the case.
Most of the black guys I have met in my life have been good athletes. A lot of them are naturally muscular. (Have you seen Tupac's biceps? I know that dude didn't work out) How about Lebron James, that man among boys? And the ones that don't work out and are skinny as hell (Michael Jordan in his youth) seem to be able to fill out very well once they do work out (Michael Jordan as a 220 pounder).
I don't want to incite any violence or discord. I am just curious as to what people think. I've heard varying opinions regarding this issue. Some say its historical. Sub-Saharan Africa is not someplace you can have agriculture. So, for most of its pre-modern history (which would be pre-colonial) the societies of that region were hunter-gatherers. Thus societies moved around a lot in small numbers, and had to physically work hard to get their food (thus developing, over time, athletic abilities). Also, in a society like this, natural selection would dictate only the strong survive over time. Compare this to more sedentary societies that were built on feudalism/ agriculture earlier on, like most of East Asia (Japan, Korea, China).
Also, I don't buy this, but it kind of furthers the argument. I've heard some people say that because Africans were brought to this country in such harsh conditions (I've heard half of the people enslaved never made it to this country), only the strong and fittest even made it over here. So this further enhanced the "strong and fit" stereotype, I guess.
I don't know, those are some of the arguments I've heard, but the bottom line is, are blacks genetically more gifted athletically?