Yesterday on “Outside the Lines,” ESPN’s Mark Schwarz explored the perception that white American players are a dying breed. Jerry West, Mark Price, and Mike Dunleavy, all former NBA players, were asked to comment on the evidence that supports that idea. Asked by Schwarz to name the NBA’s best white American player, West said: “Gosh, I didn’t know we had any. You have to help me with that one.” Price, a four-time All-Star with the Cleveland Cavaliers and current shooting consultant for the Atlanta Hawks, says white American college stars have not been able to adjust to the pro game, where size and athleticism are top priorities. Perhaps the most interesting soundbite comes from Toronto Raptors executive Wayne Embry, who claims the NBA allowed zone defenses, in part, to address the perception that white Americans are poor defenders.