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Knicks’ Larry Johnson calls for all-black basketball league
wash times ^ | 4/28/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 04/29/2014 5:22:33 AM PDT by bestintxas

New York Knicks executive Larry Johnson has a different take on the racial fire that’s recently ignited over Clippers owner Donald Sterling, looking at the broader picture to make his main point: It’s high time blacks started their own league, he said.

In a tweet, the former star player wrote: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!”

It’s not the first time that Mr. Johnson drew critical attention to the fact that the NBA is headed primarily by white executives and played mostly by black athletes, the New York Post reported. In 1999, he said during the NBA Finals between the Knicks and Spurs that, “We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this [Knicks] team.”

He followed that up with an explanation of his use of the word slaves: “We don’t go with the mainstream,” he said, the New York Post reported.

Mr. Johnson was hired two years ago to help out with Knicks business operations.

He sent his tweet out about the same time the NBA announced it was kicking off an investigation into Mr. Sterling, who allegedly complained to his girlfriend about posting photos of him with black people on her Instagram account.

Mr. Sterling’s alleged statements

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


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KEYWORDS: boycottbasketball; duplicate; nba; soundslikedavidduke; thugball
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Unquestionably, this will kill professional basketball, and lower the pay of all players.

Who would want to attend such an event, with members not decided by talent, but by race?

1 posted on 04/29/2014 5:22:33 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
Yes!

And a white basketball league too!

But THAT would be racist.

2 posted on 04/29/2014 5:24:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: bestintxas

why isn’t excluding white people because they’re white racist?


3 posted on 04/29/2014 5:24:12 AM PDT by wny
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To: bestintxas

Lol...great business model. Via racism, reduce your audience by 92%. That will go over well. Have at it fellas...just think: with this mindset pretty soon you could get your own water fountains! “NO WHITE PEOPLE!”


4 posted on 04/29/2014 5:26:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: bestintxas

Think Detroit....


5 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: bestintxas

Lets see...addressing racism by being a racist...

More liberal logic....


6 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bestintxas

Exactly, most people I know already refer to it as thugball, so I suppose they can just throw more crap on tv that I will ignore.

But we can throw any semblance of selectivity and/or inclusiveness out the window now thanks to “mr.” Johnson.

I guess this is one I will happily let them have both ways...


7 posted on 04/29/2014 5:28:04 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: bestintxas

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

The more things change, the more they are the same.

So it’s back to all-black, segregated leagues again.

I guess because the reason is different, it makes it ok.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 5:29:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: bestintxas

-——We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this [Knicks] team.”——

So I to assume Mr. Johnson will be returning his salary....since slaves are not paid...


9 posted on 04/29/2014 5:29:34 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Caipirabob

If the black community self-segregates its cultural and other influence and presence, I’m not going to want to stop them.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 5:29:38 AM PDT by grania
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To: bestintxas

Bye! Let us know how that works out for ya Larry. It would be bankrupt within 5 years.


11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:30:19 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: bestintxas

Sounds like something the KKK would say.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:31:14 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: bestintxas

I’m waiting for the all-black hockey league......


13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:32:05 AM PDT by harwood (You don't wanna go there.)
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To: bestintxas
“Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!”

I don't really know where to start, but looking at this statement I think we should question Mr. Johnson's grasp of written English. His use of "your" is incorrect, it should be "you are" or "you're". "To For Self!"? This has no meaning whatsoever.

This guy is an NBA executive? Personally I don't like the NBA much. If it disappeared I would not care. I think Mr. Johnson's idea is great. His new black league should last a couple of years at most.

14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:33:04 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: harwood

It will be before the PBGA.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: bestintxas

Larry, you stupid shit! They tried that in baseball already.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:34:09 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: bestintxas

Wonderful idea. There should be a completely segregated sports league: all the players, coaches, officials, venue owners and staff, and spectators. Knock yourselves out.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:34:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: bestintxas

18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:34:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I thought they lready had one that just let Caucaians play with them occassionally.

Isn’t it the Negro Basketall Association after ll?


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:35:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: bestintxas

I absolutely loath this thug ball sport.

I am not racist though...I feel the same about Hockey.

this lefty owner of the Clippers gets what he has coming, it couldn’t happen to a nicer Obama supporter. But I disagree with the reasons. a private conversation with a trophy girlfriend should not be broadcast to the world. the real question is who made this public and as the California law prohibits recording someone without their knowledge who will get penalized for doing this??


20 posted on 04/29/2014 5:35:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: bestintxas

His solution to racism is more racism?


21 posted on 04/29/2014 5:36:00 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Let’s not forget a latino league and a greek league and a dutch league................. I’m getting really tired of the whole thing. Lucky for me, I don’t a hoot about b-ball anyway. Even though I know I’m supposed to since the lyin’ king likes it. :>}


22 posted on 04/29/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: bestintxas

Isn’t it already?


23 posted on 04/29/2014 5:38:15 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: bestintxas

NBBA ?
Never heard of it.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 5:39:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: wny

because the people excluding whites would be the blacks and by definition blacks can’t be racist because they’re a protected class of perpetual victim status.

Duh! you been living under a rock the last 60 years? Everyone else knows about it.

Bet you didn’t know this either! An all black basketball team is “diverse” of and by its own definition; adding white players to an all black team doesn’t render it diverse because whites aren’t “diverse”.

/sarc


25 posted on 04/29/2014 5:40:41 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: bestintxas
"Who would want to attend such an event, with members not decided by talent, but by race? "

Why not?

Everything else these days is decided that way.

26 posted on 04/29/2014 5:42:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: bestintxas

Don’t criticize Mr. Johnson. Think of ways to get behind this kid, and make it happen.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: harwood

They’ll create that after the all black swim team. /s


28 posted on 04/29/2014 5:43:57 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: bestintxas
WOW!
Now there is a novel idea. Another wonderful example of thinking outside the box. After all, just look at how successful the Harlem Globe Trotters have been. And how great the old Negro Leagues in baseball worked out. Add in today's WNBA and just look how much money the players and league are making. Yes sir, Larry Johnson has an idea whose time may have come..............Again.
I say go for it
29 posted on 04/29/2014 5:45:12 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: bestintxas

Good. They play a GAME.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 5:46:19 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: bestintxas

Who would want to attend such an event, with members not decided by talent, but by race?


Racists, that’s who!


31 posted on 04/29/2014 5:47:11 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: bestintxas

Don’t watch it now and surely wouldn’t watch that either.


32 posted on 04/29/2014 5:47:23 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Tupelo

There could be some rule changes. We currently have technical fouls, personal fouls, team fouls, clear path fouls, intentional fouls. They could add Felony Fouls.... for a weapon being involved.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 5:48:02 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Caipirabob

Reduce their audience and THEIR INCOME! I want to see King James be the first to sign on...


34 posted on 04/29/2014 5:48:08 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: bestintxas

Won’t they have to engage in “racial profiling” to form their teams?


35 posted on 04/29/2014 5:49:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: bestintxas

Wonderful, and the new league could admit high school graduates so NCAA men’s basketball doesn’t have to deal with the one and doners anymore.


36 posted on 04/29/2014 5:50:56 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: bestintxas

I recently read about one of the NBA stars complaining about how much money Miguel Cabrera makes because he thinks he should make the same.

When you compare the number of games played in an NBA season to the number of games played in an MLB season, the basketball player makes nearly than twice as much. (82 games in an NBA season vs approximately 162 games in an MLB season)


37 posted on 04/29/2014 5:52:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bestintxas

Make a sideshow.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 5:55:05 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: jsanders2001

I know it seems whites don’t play, but in Memphis, the whites play more than occasionally. 40% (6 of 15) of the Memphis Grizzlies are white and each played meaningful minutes this season. One regular rotation featured 4 white players.

The Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers (college) unite blacks and whites in my community in a way nothing else does.


39 posted on 04/29/2014 5:55:55 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: bestintxas

We could have cool team names like the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the New York Black Yankees...


40 posted on 04/29/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bestintxas

Well, I stopped watching the NBA about the same time Larry Bird retired. I doubt I will start when Larry Johnson’s idea gets traction.


41 posted on 04/29/2014 5:56:59 AM PDT by stevem
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To: momtothree

I believe it was heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston who gave a good demonstration of swimming on the old show called superstars.


42 posted on 04/29/2014 5:57:12 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Popman

Exactly.... In the absence of Mr. Sterling’s comments, there would be many calling for Mr. Johnson’s resignation.


43 posted on 04/29/2014 5:58:46 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: certrtwngnut

That was Joe Frazier.


44 posted on 04/29/2014 6:05:09 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: bestintxas

Maybe only race-matching folks should attend games? And buy their stuff? And what about mixed race folks, who half-match? Can they be in the league? Can they buy stuff? And what about - can they be from Africa? Or black but born in Norway? STUUUUUUUUPID.


45 posted on 04/29/2014 6:06:09 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bestintxas

Yes, here in the 21st century, segregate sports. That’s the way forward. “Sigh”


46 posted on 04/29/2014 6:06:20 AM PDT by Durbin
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Calls for “all-black basketball league”..........

That’s racist!!!!!!!! BIG TIME!

By the way, I thought we already had a 98% all-black basketball league.


47 posted on 04/29/2014 6:07:00 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: bestintxas

I thought it already was all black.


48 posted on 04/29/2014 6:07:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bestintxas
"You can't have this guy making statements like that. He has to suspend him and fine him immediately...We can not have an NBA owner discriminating against a league... we're a black league... We are a black league."-Charles Barkley

Yeah, CJ!, Why start a whole new league when you can just kick Wonder Bread outta the one we already got?!

Freakin' fat racists...

49 posted on 04/29/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: bestintxas

Chuck Cooper, Nat ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton and Earl Lloyd would be upset. Do you think blacks would pay to see inferior players? The NBA would get people from Europe to play.


50 posted on 04/29/2014 6:12:13 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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