Skip to comments.Knicks' Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league (In wake of Clipper race fiasco)
Posted on 04/28/2014 11:09:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 04/28/2014 11:10:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson has a different take on the racial fire thatís recently ignited over Clippers owner Donald Sterling, looking at the broader picture to make his main point: Itís high time blacks started their own league, he said.
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I thought they already had one called the NBA.
Would Johnson allow white folks to attend these 'negro league' games of his?
Isn’t the NBA already all black?
it’s all about money...................And they’ve never had it so good.
Isnt the NBA already a black league..its like what, 90 percent black..finding a white person on a basketball team is like finding Waldo
Twitter makes it way to easy for someone to shoot off their mouth in a moment of rage.
and then have to live with their dumb comments.
Negro league, how retro.
Right on... wait, aren’t they all black now?
“Its high time blacks started their own league, he said.”
They have one. It is called 4th street park. However if they want to form a league, have at it. They don’t even have to change the letters. NBA will be the Negro Basketball Association. The WNBA will now be called the White Nationalists Basketball Association and the Women’s league can change to the LNBA.
That’s a joke. It wont be called Nationalists.
78% was the latest stat I could find.
Go ahead. Kill the golden goose. No sweat of my brow.
Sterling’s only half racist as his ex-GF who’s dishing all the dirt is half black. Johnson is all racist.
I consider the NCAA basketball tournament, March madness as one of the best sports events in the world, I don’t even watch the NBA. Too commercial and the season is long, they should half it at least.
Steve Nash, Kirk Nowitzki, Manu Ginobilli, a lot of the best players in recent years, have been these guys, Nash won the MVP more than one time.
Basketball is a great sport, and the NBA is slaughtering it.
So who’s the racist?
Fine lets go all the way, only black fans too.
I’m sorry, how is the very title of this article not considered racist? Let’s create an all-black sports league because the integrated one is racist? Huh?
Do Liberals even try anymore, or does it not seem that they’re just airing out their ‘isms on a daily basis without any regard for consequences?
The fact that Knicks owner Jim Dolan ( one of the stupidest guys in the league)..actually employs someone as dumb as this..explains why the Knicks are such pathetic losers.
And yes, I know these are college guys... but the NBA will be... this.
Notice that none of the three you mentioned are originally from the US (Canada, Germany, Argentina).
DILLIGAS? You couldn’t pay me to watch an NBA game.
Not even Phil Jackson will be able to overcome the Dynamic Duo of Jimmy Dolan and Larry Johnson. He'll put up with it, though, considering Jimmy's paying him $12M per year.
That would be the NBBA, I guess that’s what this guy wants.
I wouldn’t watch any of them anyway.
Is THAT ever true! The playoffs themselves last beyond a month.
To create an all Black league, you would have to deny White players entry.
I wonder how this guy would see that ploy in reverse.
It doesn’t bother me that Whites make up a small percentage in the NBA, because I think the best players should get the positions.
If someone could show me where Whites who were truly better players and were being passed over in some instances, I would find it problematic.
Really!...just about is.
Actually it will become the LNBLA
Lesbian National Basketball and LaCrosse Association.
They really need to boost their fan numbers.
I hope she was one hell of a good kisser
I cannot believe any black person who knows the history of professional sports and the struggle to get blacks in the majors, instead of having a Negro League, would want to go there.
Would it be racist for non-blacks to set up a non-black league and boycott the all-black league?
To even suggest something like an all-black league is either totally insane or totally arrogant. I wonder what that league would be like ten years down the road, assuming a majority of non-blacks would avoid everything about it.
That's right, I guess for the US, a premier basketball player may be Kevin Love. As I've said, I don't really keep up with the NBA, I find it such a step down from March madness but to each their own really. I don't watch many regular season college games either.
Gasol, some Greeks, are others in the NBA to do well but the 3 I mentioned have had a huge effect.
Yeah. And then we can have a black caucus and a Hispanic caucus in Congress.
Has he looked in the crowd lately???
It’s all those white faces in that half-empty arena that are paying his salary.
There’s a blast from the past. No baggy shorts, no sleeve tattoos, no psychedelic shoes, and what appear to be real whi.... nah, can’t be. They can’t jump.
“Fine lets go all the way, only black fans too.”
How long would the league last?
Don’t forget Pau Gasol, he helped my Lakers win 2 NBA titles and we basically got him for nothing(Traded away Kwame Brown)
Nothing says ‘End of racism” like some Jim Crow....
I was watching some of the Clippers/Warriors game at San Fran. The camera panned the crowd. It must have been 98% white. What does this say about the socio-economic state of the black population, led by our black president? An honest media would be calling him out on it.
Ditto. Basketball has become almost unwatchable. A great pity
Nah, just segregate the NBA and let the whites form their own league. It might also be time for all potential voters to have to pass an Ebonics literacy test before they vote.
Most blacks want retribution, not equality.
Next he'll call for "black only" drinking fountains.
Who cares? let them pull a Watts Riots on pro sports.
Just do not let ANYONE associated with it back in to the real ones. EVER.