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Knicks great calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco
New York Post ^ | April 27, 2014 | Marc Berman

Posted on 04/28/2014 7:18:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Knicks executive and former player Larry Johnson had a decidedly different but still strong reaction to the racially insensitive remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made.

On Saturday night, Johnson tweeted: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!’’

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; california; clippers; donaldsterling; donsterling; knicks; larryjohnson; losangeles; losangelesclippers; naacp; nba; newyork; newyorkknicks; rochellesterling; vanessastiviano
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hasnt this already been tried several decades ago?
1 posted on 04/28/2014 7:18:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey
Negro League?
2 posted on 04/28/2014 7:21:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MeshugeMikey

Gee, I wonder what a call for an all white league would be received?


3 posted on 04/28/2014 7:22:01 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Is Larry Johnson a Knick great? He’s no Earl Monrow.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 7:22:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MeshugeMikey

Go ahead. See how much support you have. I have not been able to watch professional basketball for years. All they do is trade baskets and fight. The ‘worm’ has turned and it would seem that some famous blacks would rather segregate again. Obama has made race relations in this country SO MUCH WORSE!!


5 posted on 04/28/2014 7:25:11 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Bring it on, Larry. You can also set up franchises in the Caribbean and Africa.

The gyms will be packed with “you’re” people


6 posted on 04/28/2014 7:25:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Isn’t it already? You need a magnifying glass to even find a white guy on a basketball team


7 posted on 04/28/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MeshugeMikey
Without Western Civilization - including slavery - 98% of these whiners would be banging a drum in a mud hut in East Shithole, Nigeria.

Either get the F out or shut the F up.

/.02

8 posted on 04/28/2014 7:28:10 PM PDT by tomkat (3% +1)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Up until the 1940s...there were white teams and there were black teams.

I am not old enough to remember this so I had to “look it up”..

the guy who’s crowing about the need for a black league may not be very educated about his sport of choice.

Im sure he reads here...all the time...though...


9 posted on 04/28/2014 7:30:28 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Cyman




every ounce of bitter reactionary emotion imaginable... would be put to use for YEARS....in retribution
10 posted on 04/28/2014 7:31:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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Knicks great calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco

Moron. It was considered a civil rights victory when that scenario was eliminated decades ago. Now it's the solution?

11 posted on 04/28/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: tomkat

Great 2 cents


12 posted on 04/28/2014 7:32:53 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: tomkat

they be ENTITLED....its now all about GETTIN OVER..

the game takes the back seat to GETTIN OVER!


13 posted on 04/28/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“to for self”? That makes no sense, what was he trying to say?


14 posted on 04/28/2014 7:33:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Still Thinking

ahahahahaha maybe I should start a twitter account and let the FIRE begin???


15 posted on 04/28/2014 7:33:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Got it - the answer for racism is Segregation. Well done, Larry Johnson.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 7:33:48 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sarah Barracuda
You need a magnifying glass to even find a white guy on a basketball team

Well yeah, but that's because the white guy is two feet shorter than any of the black players! ;)

17 posted on 04/28/2014 7:35:23 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I don’t watch basketball, but this is entertaining.

I hope he fights them.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: jocon307

the man appears to have taken grammar classes from the wrong Revrunt Sharpton doesnt he!

to for self....Yea..RIte Awn.... Rite Awn!!

play b ball we much.... be assured of mush


19 posted on 04/28/2014 7:35:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

> hasnt this already been tried several decades ago?

New York Knicks... Harlem Globetrotters?


20 posted on 04/28/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: MeshugeMikey

Resist we much, Larry.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 7:36:29 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: sickoflibs

I not a fan these days.

Bizarre and ignorant make for a very entertaining coupling...and this suggestion is truly fully both!!


22 posted on 04/28/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Seventy years ago give or take, a timid minority that sought to get-along and integrate into society was targeted for destruction, despite being industrious, family oriented, and successful. Fast forward. Our prisons are packed disproportionately with a certain demographic, while crime statistics only reinforce the obvious. Entire cities are no-go areas. How does this story end?
23 posted on 04/28/2014 7:39:15 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: hinckley buzzard

that was the baseball league... but yes... it was professional sports.

The Black Fives Era In Perspective

Just after the game of basketball was invented in 1891, teams were called “fives” in reference to their five starting players.

Basketball, like American society, was racially segregated. Teams made up entirely of African American players were often known as “colored quints,” “Negro cagers,” or “black fives.”

The sport remained divided from 1904 — when basketball was first introduced to African Americans on a wide scale organized basis — until the racial integration of the National Basketball League in the 1940s and the National Basketball Association in 1950.

http://www.blackfives.org/about/

and the guy making this inane suggestion about segregated leagues...cant do a simple search on the net yet??


24 posted on 04/28/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SpaceBar

darned good question.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 7:39:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: exit82

I cant WAIT for Revrant Sharpton to pick This Ball....

GET THE POPCORN READY!!!!


26 posted on 04/28/2014 7:41:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Go for it!


27 posted on 04/28/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: glorgau

http://www.blackfives.org/about/

it used to be the order of the day!!

this knicks rube evidently has never STUDIED UP on this...”n whatever”


28 posted on 04/28/2014 7:42:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: originalbuckeye

I can’t even watch or listen to the one we’re housing in DC let alone a collection of special round ballers. I see back lashes growing in several areas.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: Still Thinking

I was watching the Hawks Vs Pacers right now on NBA TV and I saw one..Kyle Korver, who many call an Ashton Kutcher lookalike plays for the Hawks, who won, boy talk about an upset if they beat the Pacers


30 posted on 04/28/2014 7:46:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MeshugeMikey
Better take a long look at the race of the $$$ paying fans in the seats. Pull this crap and they won't be there, and neither will your multi-million dollar salaries.

You're more than welcome to make your racist statement, but that doesn't mean the fans you diss are going to continue to support you in that effort...

Actions have consequences...

31 posted on 04/28/2014 7:49:17 PM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Are they going for segregation again? Since the blacks are mistreated in basketball and the black kids are unfairly chastised in the schools?


32 posted on 04/28/2014 7:49:53 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Lol...and they can have their own water fountains! Idiots...all of them.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 7:50:27 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: MeshugeMikey
"Chocolate Thunder" dawkins Chocolate Thunder photo: Chocolate Thunder ChocolateThunder.jpg That's racist!
34 posted on 04/28/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Isn’t Larry white?

How would an all black NBA be any different then the current NBA? Maybe white people wouldnt be allowed to buy tickets?

Just think what would happen if someone proposed an all white league.


35 posted on 04/28/2014 7:51:55 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I agree. Your own damn society. Leave me the hell alone.


36 posted on 04/28/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: driftdiver

Will there be dance squads and will white chicks need not apply?


37 posted on 04/28/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

He does have a good point. If you had NBA teams with black owners in the same proportion that the NBA has black players, the Don Sterling story wouldn’t even make the news and he’d be laughed out of the room by his fellow owners.


38 posted on 04/28/2014 8:02:13 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
I will save my decision until I hear from The Prince of Crown Hieghts....Revrant Sharpton.....ahahahaha

I can almost hear him now...'".BURN DOWN THE NBA'......


39 posted on 04/28/2014 8:04:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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Im rather surprised that neither of the BIG TIME race pimps has not sent out a tweet press release yet???

JESSE?? AL? where you AT?...


40 posted on 04/28/2014 8:06:57 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: angry elephant

I suggest a hunger strike


41 posted on 04/28/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: PGR88

Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson condemned former NBA player Larry Johnson for calling for an All Black Basketball league ... & Islam means peace

http://inagist.com/all/460935140131078144/

GET THAT POPECORN READY!!


42 posted on 04/28/2014 8:11:28 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Mikey,
Knicks great? Lordy, GIMME A BREAK! Since when is Larry Johnson a “Knicks great”?
When I think of “Knicks great” I think of Willis Reed or Bill Bradley or Walt Frazier or Patrick Ewing or Bernard King or even BILLY DONOVAN...etc! But CERTAINLY NOT Larry Johnson...
The headline should have read: “Former Knick under-achiever says”


43 posted on 04/28/2014 8:46:06 PM PDT by Kaneman ($17.50 per thousand plastic T-bags)
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“Gee, I wonder what a call for an all white league would be received?”

They would not be able to stop laughing! ;)


44 posted on 04/28/2014 9:03:01 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: SpaceBar
How does this story end?

Badly. For everyone. But exceptionally badly for them. That is the path these fools, scum, and hustlers have chosen...

45 posted on 04/28/2014 9:09:45 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

And put those 12 white basketball players out of work?


46 posted on 04/28/2014 9:14:56 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Larry Johnson is not a ‘great’.


47 posted on 04/28/2014 9:18:16 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: MeshugeMikey
We used to have separate leagues. That was called racist. Now they want separate leagues again? This is so tiresome.
48 posted on 04/28/2014 9:30:18 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: driftdiver

He’s black and a Mooslimb. He’s double protected.


49 posted on 04/28/2014 9:37:35 PM PDT by Rastus
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Doubt he arrived at this stupid position overnight.


50 posted on 04/28/2014 11:50:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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