Seems that on the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, a new basketball league announced that it would be forming. It has targeted Augusta, Georgia as it’s hopeful birthplace.
The problem is that the All American Basketball Alliance has some pretty racy guidelines for inclusion/exclusion:
“Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league”.
This is the point where you go to the bottom right corner of your monitor, click on the time, and double check the calendar to see what year this is. No……..it’s not 1957. It’s still 2010.
Check out this additional primer in supremacist speak that the upstart league’s Commissioner Moose (Don “Moose” Lewis) dishes out:
He wants to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of “street-ball” played by “people of color.”
“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.”
(There’s nothing hatred? A GED would have helped that)
“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.”
“People will come out and support a product they can identify with. I’m the spoken minority right now, but if people will give us a chance, it’ll work… The white game of basketball, which is essentially a fundamental game, works.”
Did you catch that new racist code boys and girls? Fundamental basketball/game = White basketball. You can’t dribble through your legs in that robe.
The Moose seems to believe that the Southeast is the best place to locate 12 teams. The licensee fee is $10k.
Will they have Woody Harrelson throw up the first jump ball?
We know the concession stand will offer Haterade, but will they ban nachos and Hot Tamales because they’re too ethnic?
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only hint of racism on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.