Wednesday, January 20, 2010

True or Hoax? -- An All-White Basketball League

A buddy of mine emailed this to me today. If is from the Huffington Post about an all-white basketball league. No black players, no foreign players. Just the white guys.

The commissioner ... shockingly ... said this:
Lewis said he wants to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of "street-ball" played by "people of color." ...

"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."
Racism at it's best, folks.

The commish, Don "Moose" Lewis says he doesn't hate black people ... he just doesn't want them in his basketball league. He said that "the white game of basketball, which is essentially a fundamental game, works." Yeah, because the NBA and college basketball are really struggling right now.

Now, there are internet rumors that this may be a hoax. Maybe, but what kind of sick hoax is this? To have a press release on a basketball league banning "people of color" during the MLK holiday is pretty disturbing. It may be a publicity stunt, but good luck when you get that publicity headed your way.

1 comment:

ARaceAgainstTime said...

There likely is demand for a family-friendly alternative to the NBA.