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Acie 01-20-2010 10:00 AM

Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta
 
It's hard to believe that in this day and age such unbridled ignorance and hatred still exists.

Oh and make sure you read the comments under the article. :sigh:

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The All-American Basketball Alliance announced in a news release Sunday evening that it intends to start its inaugural season in June and hopes Augusta will be one of 12 cities with a team.

"Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league," the statement said.

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"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."

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."


LINK - Augusta Chronicle

Windex 01-20-2010 10:13 AM

I don't hate tham, but I worry about them attacking me :confused2:

fancylad 01-20-2010 10:28 AM

http://www.gospeljohn.net/wp-content...s/facepalm.jpg

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"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."
yeeeeaahhhh..... That's why i haven't gone to any live NBA matches this year. It's because i fear for my safety - that and i can't handle the vulgarity coming from the criminal players.

DVS 01-20-2010 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 314535)


yeeeeaahhhh..... That's why i haven't gone to any live NBA matches this year. It's because i fear for my safety - that and i can't handle the vulgarity coming from the criminal players.

Ummm I dunno where to go with this. Its so backwards and yet so much to debate about in a variety of avenues. I'd say this thread is too contreversial for this forum

Belsius 01-20-2010 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by DVS (Post 314538)
Ummm I dunno where to go with this. Its so backwards and yet so much to debate about in a variety of avenues. I'd say this thread is too contreversial for this forum

:confused2:

fancylad 01-20-2010 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DVS (Post 314538)
Ummm I dunno where to go with this. Its so backwards and yet so much to debate about in a variety of avenues. I'd say this thread is too contreversial for this forum

i know sarcasm sometimes has difficulty coming across on a message board, but i thought i made it pretty obvious.

However, just to make myself crystal clear i think the Neo Nazi basketball league is wrong on MANY levels.

Claudius 01-20-2010 11:03 AM

This is sad for me to say, but really doesn't surprise me at all.

Dann38 01-20-2010 11:06 AM

Will league's theme song will be a country tune called "Below the Rim"?
Will the champion be awarded the Adolf Rupp trophy?
Won't it be awesome to witness the art of the two-handed set shot and granny free-throws again?

But seriously folks, this is about the stupidest thing I've heard in quite awhile.

Ligeia 01-20-2010 12:23 PM

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"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."
Uh, you do have that freedom: you can choose to support (or not support) people of all colours based on a non-racial criteria. For example, if you wanted to have a league without people who grab their nuts after hitting a big shot (a la Ben Gordon in last year's playoffs), then you make that a rule for people of all races. If you want to stick to the fundamentals, then allow your GM's to draft for that. Just because someone is black doesn't make them a nut grabber, and it also doesn't mean they lack fundamentals (always think of my man Ray Allen when this argument comes up).

Don't know why I'm really replying, because it is obvious this league has a short supply of rational thinkers.

'trane 01-20-2010 01:07 PM

next up, all white hip-hop station!

MangoKidHoops 01-20-2010 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 314616)
next up, all white hip-hop station!

It would just be 3rd bass, vanilla ice, eminem, asher roth and classified all day.

'trane 01-20-2010 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by MangoKidHoops (Post 314624)
It would just be 3rd bass, vanilla ice, eminem, asher roth and classified all day.

that's about the same level as this basketball league would be, no?

MangoKidHoops 01-20-2010 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 314625)
that's about the same level as this basketball league would be, no?

I don't know.. 3rd Bass was pretty dope back in the day.

Dann38 01-20-2010 01:50 PM

This league gets the Gasface.

ClingRap 01-20-2010 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by MangoKidHoops (Post 314624)
It would just be 3rd bass, vanilla ice, eminem, asher roth and classified all day.

you forgot the young black teenagers who were all jewish. which come to think of it, depending on your classificatory schemes, might not qualify as white. but then that's argument this league is making.
there's a number of signifiers that connote what white is, and if you miss the tricky language then it's easy to say that there's nothing racist about the whole thing. whiteness is unnameable marker in the whole argument. it's being said without being said which makes it easy to disavow as supremacist language.

Acie 01-20-2010 02:09 PM


'trane 01-20-2010 02:11 PM

tom green's best work.

DVS 01-20-2010 02:13 PM

jane and finch represent

Petey 01-20-2010 02:22 PM

In Holland we've already got a league like that only the sport is called korfbal. it's like basketball only the things that makes basketball a beautiful sport aren't allowed. You can't dribble, all shots are 1 point, you have a defensive team and a team that only plays offence (so there is always one side doing nothing), you can't dunk (the basket is to high), and there is absolutely no contact between players. belive it or not, this sport is actually more populair than basketball over here :dead::tombstone:

everyone is allowed to play but i never saw a black person play it.


fancylad 01-20-2010 02:57 PM

Another thing... just how horrendous would the games of this all whitey league be anyways? They'd be damn unwatchable.

And who in their right mind put any money into this project. How on earth can one assume that any money spent can be regained? I assume some money has gone into it already. Horrific idea from a business standpoint alone.

Whites-only basketball.... :bonk:


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