Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All-American Basketball Alliance Plans All-White Professional Basketball League

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The All-American Basketball Alliance plans to start a 12-team professional league in June, made up entirely of white players. “Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.” They released the press statement last Sunday, the day before Martin Luther King Day.

AABA commissioner Don “Moose” Lewis claims the restrictions are not racism, but simply providing a forum for whites who are “in the minority now” to play the “fundamental basketball” they enjoy.

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.”

The league, based in Atlanta, hopes to play in 12 cities throughout the Southeast. They have not had much luck.

We assume the AABA is unaware that Rasheed “Roscoe” Wallace has one of the most fundamentally sound games in the NBA. We also assume they don’t know their restrictions exclude neither Jews nor those of Arabic descent.

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