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Knicks' Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league (In wake of Clipper race fiasco)
Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 04/28/2014 11:09:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: california; clippers; donaldsterling; donsterling; knicks; larryjohnson; losangeles; losangelesclippers; nba; newyorkknicks; racism; rochellesterling; vanessastiviano
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1 posted on 04/28/2014 11:09:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought they already had one called the NBA.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 11:11:30 AM PDT by henkster
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To: SeekAndFind
How is this any different than what Sterling said?

Would Johnson allow white folks to attend these 'negro league' games of his?

3 posted on 04/28/2014 11:11:35 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t the NBA already all black?


4 posted on 04/28/2014 11:11:38 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

it’s all about money...................And they’ve never had it so good.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 11:12:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
Earlier today I was thinking Sterling now has the opportunity to create the only all-white NBA team.
6 posted on 04/28/2014 11:12:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Shouuld not be too difficult to do. Just get rid of the few token white guys they have in the NBA now.
7 posted on 04/28/2014 11:13:03 AM PDT by suijuris
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To: SeekAndFind

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


8 posted on 04/28/2014 11:13:12 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Twitter makes it way to easy for someone to shoot off their mouth in a moment of rage.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 11:13:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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and then have to live with their dumb comments.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 11:13:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Negro league, how retro.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 11:14:19 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: SeekAndFind

Right on... wait, aren’t they all black now?


12 posted on 04/28/2014 11:14:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: SeekAndFind

“It’s 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.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: shankbear
Only the play off teams...oh wait....
14 posted on 04/28/2014 11:15:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: sickoflibs

78% was the latest stat I could find.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 11:15:36 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Go ahead. Kill the golden goose. No sweat of my brow.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 11:16:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sterling’s only half racist as his ex-GF who’s dishing all the dirt is half black. Johnson is all racist.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 11:17:19 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: SeekAndFind

But...That’s racist.


19 posted on 04/28/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: SeekAndFind

Basketball is a great sport, and the NBA is slaughtering it.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So who’s the racist?


21 posted on 04/28/2014 11:18:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fine lets go all the way, only black fans too.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 11:18:56 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


23 posted on 04/28/2014 11:19:22 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BenLurkin

24 posted on 04/28/2014 11:19:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
A look at the future NBA if Johnson's suggestion catches on.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 11:20:54 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ScottinVA

And yes, I know these are college guys... but the NBA will be... this.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 11:21:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: BeadCounter
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.

Notice that none of the three you mentioned are originally from the US (Canada, Germany, Argentina).

28 posted on 04/28/2014 11:21:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

DILLIGAS? You couldn’t pay me to watch an NBA game.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 11:21:38 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: SeekAndFind
New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson

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.

30 posted on 04/28/2014 11:21:46 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: henkster

That would be the NBBA, I guess that’s what this guy wants.

I wouldn’t watch any of them anyway.


31 posted on 04/28/2014 11:21:57 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BeadCounter
Too commercial and the season is long

Is THAT ever true! The playoffs themselves last beyond a month.

32 posted on 04/28/2014 11:22:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 11:22:43 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Secret Agent Man
Maybe they can play all their games against the Washington Generals.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 11:22:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: henkster

Really!...just about is.


35 posted on 04/28/2014 11:24:41 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Actually it will become the LNBLA

Lesbian National Basketball and LaCrosse Association.

They really need to boost their fan numbers.


36 posted on 04/28/2014 11:24:46 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: AmusedBystander

I hope she was one hell of a good kisser


37 posted on 04/28/2014 11:25:11 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom¬Ö I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
would Johnson allow white folks to atten these 'negro league' games of his?

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.

38 posted on 04/28/2014 11:25:36 AM PDT by grania
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To: dfwgator
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

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.

39 posted on 04/28/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah. And then we can have a black caucus and a Hispanic caucus in Congress.


40 posted on 04/28/2014 11:26:47 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SeekAndFind

Has he looked in the crowd lately???

It’s all those white faces in that half-empty arena that are paying his salary.


41 posted on 04/28/2014 11:26:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ScottinVA

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.


42 posted on 04/28/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: dblshot

“Fine lets go all the way, only black fans too.”

How long would the league last?


43 posted on 04/28/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT by mothball
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To: BeadCounter

Don’t forget Pau Gasol, he helped my Lakers win 2 NBA titles and we basically got him for nothing(Traded away Kwame Brown)


44 posted on 04/28/2014 11:31:27 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing says ‘End of racism” like some Jim Crow....


45 posted on 04/28/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


46 posted on 04/28/2014 11:32:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: junta

Ditto. Basketball has become almost unwatchable. A great pity


47 posted on 04/28/2014 11:33:38 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


48 posted on 04/28/2014 11:34:12 AM PDT by JimSEA
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Negro league, how retro.

Next he'll call for "black only" drinking fountains.

49 posted on 04/28/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: mothball

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.


50 posted on 04/28/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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