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Old 01-22-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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‘Whites only' basketball league announced

‘Whites only' basketball league announced
By Mike Morris
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Is a new professional basketball league announced this week for real, or is it all just some sort of joke or publicity stunt by former pro wrestling promoter Don "Moose" Lewis?

The Augusta Chronicle reported on Tuesday that the All-American Basketball Alliance plans to kick off its inaugural season in June and hopes that Augusta will be one of 12 cities to host teams.

But here's the kicker: According to a press release the newspaper and other Augusta media outlets received from the new league, "only players that are natural-born United State citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league."

That's right. Lewis, who calls himself the commissioner of the AABA, will exclude blacks and all foreigners from his new league, which the newspaper said will be based in Atlanta.

According to the Chronicle, Lewis said he wants to emphasize "fundamental basketball" instead of "street ball" played by "people of color."

"There's nothing hatred about what we're doing," Lewis told the paper. "I don't hate anyone of color."

Lewis pointed out recent incidents in the NBA, including Gilbert Arenas' suspension for bringing a gun into the Washington Wizards locker room, and said, "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?"

But is Lewis, a former promoter of the International Wrestling Union, serious about his plans for such an exclusionary league, which he hopes will have teams in a dozen southeastern cities such as Augusta, Albany and Chattanooga, Tenn.?

The AABA apparently has no Web site, and efforts early Thursday to reach Lewis through the telephone number listed on the league's press release were unsuccessful.

"I am a sports enthusiast myself, but I just don't think that idea's going to fly in Augusta, Ga.," Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver told WJBF-TV.
 
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I'd say the guy's a bit whacked!
 
Old 01-22-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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Sounds fake but it would be a pathetic way to not have to compete with the stronger and faster blacks
 
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And then what, the supreme court would rule this as a rights violation? Sounds fake to me.
 
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that's funny....all white basketball based in Atlanta....lmfao!!!

you know what MARTA (subway/train system in atlanta) stands for right?

Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta....lol....sorry bad joke i guess...what fun would basketball be without black people?

WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP!!!!!!!
 
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the teams are gonna be pathetic white people will just get made fun of for it ahahaha.
 
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And then what, the supreme court would rule this as a rights violation? Sounds fake to me.
I don't know that the supreme court could rule on this - there are golf clubs, etc that don't allow women. I've been in a couple - one in AL that removed us from the nicer dinning room because we had a women with us.
 
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I don't know that the supreme court could rule on this - there are golf clubs, etc that don't allow women. I've been in a couple - one in AL that removed us from the nicer dinning room because we had a women with us.
I understand about the girl or boys only clubs, but this is about race.
 
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the teams are gonna be pathetic white people will just get made fun of for it ahahaha.
Some could believe it's not much different than women and mens bb.
 
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i voted publicity stunt...real life troll
 
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i voted publicity stunt...real life troll
Sounds like a reality show type of stunt!
 
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Its probably not real but if blacks can have the NAACP and all their other "all black" organizations, then why the hell couldnt someone make an "all white" league, or anything else for that matter?


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the teams are gonna be pathetic white people will just get made fun of for it ahahaha.
Pathetic white people? Does that mean that white people don't know how to play basketball? Here are a few names maybe you've heard of.. John Stockton, Jason Kidd, Bill Walton, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird.. Do I need to go into the college teams as well?

The NBA is pathetic. Players can take is it 3 or 4 steps now instead of 2 without being called for a travel. The fundamentals are a joke. Players are always getting in trouble.
 
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Pathetic white people? Does that mean that white people don't know how to play basketball? Here are a few names maybe you've heard of.. John Stockton, Jason Kidd, Bill Walton, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird.. Do I need to go into the college teams as well?
Funny huh!
 
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that's funny....all white basketball based in Atlanta....lmfao!!!

you know what MARTA (subway/train system in atlanta) stands for right?

Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta....lol....sorry bad joke i guess...what fun would basketball be without black people?

WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP!!!!!!!

Hahahaha first think i thought of too lol good joke hahaha
 
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I think I found one of their players.
 
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And then what, the supreme court would rule this as a rights violation? Sounds fake to me.
There are all black schools, black only scholarships, and as was said earlier, the NAACP.

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Its probably not real but if blacks can have the NAACP and all their other "all black" organizations, then why the hell couldnt someone make an "all white" league, or anything else for that matter?


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Absolutely! +1

Whites become racists when things like this happen, but switch the races and it is perfectly acceptable.


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I went with WTF on this one guys!
 
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Hahahaha first think i thought of too lol good joke hahaha
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