We knew the NBA was out of control with Gilbert Arenas toting weapons to work as if his job was in some dangerous crime ridden environment but apparently one man has had enough of the foolishness as well.
Don "Moose" Lewis, commissioner of The All-American Basketball Alliance, wants to set up a “whites only” basketball league which will launch in 12 cities this summer and also bans players born outside of the U.S.
The league released a statement that read:
"It has come to the attention of the principals of the (All-American Basketball Alliance) that white basketball players are essentially 'shut out' of conventional professional basketball due to the proliferation of non-organized play on the court. With players on other professional teams carrying guns, attacking fans in the stands, and going through the motions of playing the game, fundamentally sound white players are a vanishing species.
Fans have spoken to the AABA asking to restore on court sanity to the game of basketball. Their pleas are our mission. Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league."
In an interview with The Augusta Chronicle, Moose stated,
“There's nothing hatred about what we're doing. 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."
How ironic that the release was sent out on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Holiday as 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."
Jim Crow laws have long been gone and shouldn't be reinstated under any circumstances but Moose may have a point. I can't defend ignorance and the NBA does need to coral this buffoonery…SMH.
They should never gave ya'll ni**as money.