Well the south has risen again, this time calling the the athletically inclined to take up arms....long White arms that is, against the tyranny that is "street ball" and join the 'Whites only' basketball league. And here I thought we already had a WNBA!
The Augusta Chronicle reported last week that the All-American Basketball Alliance, the brain child of former pro wrestler promoter Don "Moose" Lewis plans to kick off its inaugural season in June and hopes that Augusta will be one of 12 cities to host teams. Clever marketing idea or blatant segregation? Perhaps it's both!
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?"
Ok, since "Moose" proposes a basketball league devoid of Negroes or any "foreign" players how will he determine what constitutes "White". 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." So what about the referee's? Must they also be "White"? Even though it was a "White" referee at the heart of the 2008 NBA betting scandal..Tim Donaghy. Maybe they'll use monekys as ref's?!!?