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    Off Topic All-White Basketball League....SMFH

    from the augusta chronicle:

    A new professional basketball league boasting rosters made up exclusively of white Americans has its eyes set on Augusta, but the team isn't receiving a warm welcome.
    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.

    Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who has publicly expressed his support for minor league teams in the past, said he would not do the same for this team.

    "As a sports enthusiast, I have always supported bringing more sporting activities to Augusta," he said. "However, in this instance I could not support in good conscience bringing in a team that did not fit with the spirit of inclusiveness that I, along with many others, have worked so hard to foster in our city."

    Clint Bryant, athletic director at Augusta State University, laughed when he heard the news.

    "It's so absurd, it's funny, but it gives you an idea of the sickness of our society" he said. "It shows you what lengths people will go to just to be mean-spirited. I think at any basketball level, no matter if it's all black, all white, all Hispanic, all Asian or anyone else, the players should just be a basketball team."

    Don "Moose" Lewis, the commissioner of the AABA, said the reasoning behind the league's roster restrictions is not racism.

    "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."

    The Atlanta-based league, which will operate as a single-entity owning all of its teams, is looking for local contacts to pay $10,000 to become a "licensee" in one of 12 cities throughout the Southeast. Lewis said he has already received threats from people opposed to the roster restrictions and several cities have told him to stay out of town. Lewis said he has yet to hear from any one in Augusta.

    "We need a local person ingrained into the community to make this successful," he said.

    Lewis said he expects to eventually find support in every town with a team.

    "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."

    Lewis said he wasn't sure where the team will play.

    Augusta has had problems with minor league basketball teams in the past, but the issues never centered around race. The Augusta Drive lasted less than a month before folding in 1995, citing financial reasons. The Augusta Groove made it through a full, 20-game schedule in 2009, but accusations from players and local businesses that the team wasn't paying its bills surrounded the team during the second half of the season. The team later shut down in the offseason.



    From the Tuesday, January 19, 2010 edition of the Augusta Chronicle



    I can't believe that **** like this can even be considered in this day and age. SMH.



    Thoughts on this???

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    League will last 10 days, Tops.. I'm white, And Im disgusted... People need to get some fu.cking brains.

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    12 teams, 12 guys on each roster = 144 players...

    where the hell u goin find that many white guys who can play basketball??

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    Originally Posted by paris401
    12 teams, 12 guys on each roster = 144 players...

    where the hell u goin find that many white guys who can play basketball??
    LMAO So true...

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    A league for people 6 foot tall and shorter would be better, any race, any color. Maybe have 9 foot rims so they could dunk. I'm short so I would love this, lol!

    This article is insane.

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    Originally Posted by dre48ny
    A league for people 6 foot tall and shorter would be better, any race, any color. Maybe have 9 foot rims so they could dunk. I'm short so I would love this, lol!

    This article is insane.
    I know. I was like "OH ****!"

    What gets to me is how the commissioner of that league is trying to be calm about it. Like it don't matter that he's excluding the majority of people that play b-ball.


    Also, saying that it's not racist when you're clearly excluding other races, makes it racist. Dumb mofos down south, for real.

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    Only in the south. SMH.

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    **** is fake. If they are gonna do somethin like that, its probably gonna be some private thing. why the hell would u tell the media about it. Probably done to make white people look bad

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    Yeah, thats SOO not racist.

    SMH, people's ignorance never fail to amaze me one bit.

    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."
    Because white people are less likely to use guns and flip people off...

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    Originally Posted by Giants89FLY
    League will last 10 days, Tops.. I'm white, And Im disgusted... People need to get some fu.cking brains.
    took the words right outta my mouth

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    lol! (I'm white) this is absurd. The fu*ker organising this should be skinned alive and salted. But what would the teams be called? The Atlanta Wonderbreads. The New Orleans Pasties. The Los Angeles Milk. hahahaha eh lets see, the Cinncinnati Crackers, Seattle Starch hahaha oh my god

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    They will get shut down. Segregation is illegal. This is 2010, not 1950.

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    I do not approve of this; however, this does not surprise me.

    They have African American, Indian (from the Asian continent not Native American), Asian only leagues all over the US.

    And not just in basketball, but in other sports too like soccer and volleyball.

    This has been going on for a while.

    This is not right. There should not be race based sports organizations.

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    Unhappy Some people were born for the future, while some were born for the past...

    Some people were born for the future, while some were born for the past...

    Only in America.....where no people of (any) color had "say-so" untill the spoken words and death of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Which provoked a people earth-quack in all America like the one that just hit Haiti.

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    Its the south. What did you expect?

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