I tried to keep a balanced perspective reading the article. Of the white players on the team, John Stockton and Larry Bird were clearly elite players. Like even Whitlock conceded, Laettner took a spot reserved for a college player, and quite frankly, Laettner was the most dominant college player.
I will concede with Whitlock that Mullin was a terrible pick. Whether race was involved or not, how can one determine that? Such a difficult thing to prove one way or another. Either way, I've always thought that Chris Mullin is overrated.
Still, I found it interesting to think about.