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The National Basketball Association received an A in racial diversity from a university study released Wednesday, the top grade among America's pro sports leagues.
The NBA also is tied with Major League Soccer in providing opportunities for women, according to a study by Richard Lapchick of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
The NBA earned an overall grade of B-plus, the best in sports. In racial diversity the grade was an A, and in gender issues it received a B.