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“Whites Only…” (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on January 21, 2010

I racked my brain attempting to think of a cool intro sentence to correlate with this news story I came across earlier. Then I realized, there wasn’t one. The story speaks for itself. It’s one of those articles you read and with each line you become more and more astonished it’s actually true. In that case, yes, an all-white basketball league in the works is true. As if Georgia wasn’t already having a rough week.

A new professional basketball league boasting rosters made up exclusively of white Americans has its eyes set on Augusta, but the team isn’t receiving a warm welcome.

The All-American Basketball Alliance announced in a news release Sunday evening that it intends to start its inaugural season in June and hopes Augusta will be one of 12 cities with a team.

“Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league,” the statement said.

So basically it’s going to be a league full of Klansmen who just so happen to have a jumpshot? Great, racists who know how to run the triangle offense. Just what the world needs. Don “Moose” Lewis, commissioner of the All-American Basketball Alliance (AABA), maintains the league is NOT founded on racism. It is, however, about morals and those classless slam dunks and ignorant behind the back assists.

“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he said. “I don’t hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.”

Lewis said he wants to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of “street-ball” played by “people of color.” He pointed out recent incidents in the NBA, including Gilbert Arenas’ indefinite suspension after bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room, as examples of fans’ dissatisfaction with the way current professional sports are run.

“Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?” he said. “That’s the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction.”

If there ever was an effective example on how to hustle backwards, best believe this is it. But if the NBA isn’t your cup of tea, you can find perfectly run lay up lines in the AABA.

No word yet if Rush Limbaugh will be honored at halftime of the league’s first game.

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One Response to ““Whites Only…” (by J. Tinsley)”

  1. Classic Ice said

    I cant even hate, blacks have most sports so why cant the whities get their league to play some basketball

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