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‘Whites only' basketball league announced

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by HBMurphy, Jan 22, 2010.

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Legitimate venture or Publicity stunt?

Poll closed May 2, 2010.
  1. Legit

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  2. Publicity Stunt

    7 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Fake Story

    11 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. WTF?!!!

    19 vote(s)
    42.2%
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  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    ‘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.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    HBMurphy

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    I'd say the guy's a bit whacked!
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    raskal311

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    Sounds fake but it would be a pathetic way to not have to compete with the stronger and faster blacks :D
     
  4. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    And then what, the supreme court would rule this as a rights violation? Sounds fake to me.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    kilgoja

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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!!!!!!!
     
  6. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    the teams are gonna be pathetic white people will just get made fun of for it ahahaha.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    HBMurphy

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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. :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    I understand about the girl or boys only clubs, but this is about race.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    Some could believe it's not much different than women and mens bb.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    i voted publicity stunt...real life troll
     
  11. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    Sounds like a reality show type of stunt!
     
  12. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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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?


    IBTL
     
  13. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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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?

    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.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    Funny huh!
     
  15. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Hahahaha first think i thought of too lol good joke hahaha
     
  16. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    I think I found one of their players.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    You realize both are protected classes right??

    I vote WTF?? Honestly...If that guy thought that was a good idea-Someone should rush him to rehab and get him off the drugs.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    There are all black schools, black only scholarships, and as was said earlier, the NAACP.

    Absolutely! +1

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


    IBTL
     
  19. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    I went with WTF on this one guys!
     
  20. Jan 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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