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In Wake Of Sterling Fiasco, Ex-Knicks Great Larry Johnson Appears To Call For All-Black League
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Posted on 04/30/2014 3:19:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Larry Johnson has never been one to hold back when he has something on his mind.

He definitely had something on his mind Saturday in the wake of the accusations of racism against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Johnson took to Twitter and fired off a cryptic tweet that seems to suggest an all-black basketball league with all-black ownership should be formed.

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1 posted on 04/30/2014 3:19:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Go for it. Please.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 3:21:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red in Blue PA

To For Self!

For shizzle!


3 posted on 04/30/2014 3:21:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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Segregation is for idiots.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 3:24:12 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I'm OK with an all-black league.

I have another great idea ... let's call it the National Basketball Association.

5 posted on 04/30/2014 3:25:43 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Whatever. If it’s better than the NBA, they will make money.

I’ve been around the NBA management. The power behind the NBA is a bunch of little white guys, with glasses. The closest they ever got to basketball was at the scorer stable or the laundry room.

Money runs the NBA. If this guy thinks it’s about the players, he’s crazy.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 3:29:31 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!"

I was going to ask when Johnson would be fined 2.5 million dollars and be banned for life from the NBA. Never mind. Instead, he should be required to go back to elementary school and start over.

7 posted on 04/30/2014 3:31:22 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wish I liked Bass-a-ball so I could NOT watch it.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 3:34:28 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I don't know, where I'm a gona go, when the Volcano Blow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Not to DC fer sure. . .)
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To: Vermont Lt

your last sentence is a bit of a non sequitur….the players make most of the money - over 50% of gross revs - so how can you say it’s about money and not players. The two are not divisible.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 3:37:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Alberta's Child

Negro Basketball Association


10 posted on 04/30/2014 3:48:35 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Red in Blue PA
If this ever comes to be, then whites should not attend any games or watch it on TV or buy any of the merchandise.

I know I never would.

11 posted on 04/30/2014 3:53:08 AM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I thought it already was.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 3:53:22 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Red in Blue PA

And they can have all black paying audience. The end.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 3:59:30 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: Old Yeller

The Clipper players are in for a rude surprise if Sterling doesn’t sell and it ends up for years in litigation, as they will be hurt the most out of this fiasco. Monetarily, and draft-wise. I’m sure most of them aren’t eager to have to move somewhere else and I’m sure most of them don’t want to have to sell their homes. Instead of warm LA, they might end up in cold Chicago, lol.

Plus their salaries somewhere else might be less than what they are being paid now. Plus their wives, if married, aren’t going to like being uprooted, kids having to change schools and lose their friends. All this will happen if the NBA decides to try to punish Sterling by making the players free agents, free to leave for other teams, or making the Sterling franchise lose money and AD sponsors.

Then there is the NAACP. Donald Sterling gave lots of money to the NAACP. He won’t be doing that anymore, IMO. So they will lose lots of bucks from Sterling’s contributions. If Sterling ever did decide to sell the team, he’d make a huge profit, huge. So the only losers here will be the players, their families, and the NAACP. Sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 4:01:14 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Since America is run by “empowered” women or at least in their name I’m sure the campaign to start rumors about Putin will work to make him subordinate to the popular girls’ will and dictats.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 4:05:19 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

LOL, Yep, But they’re not racists... Nope, can’t happen because we is black.

I foresee the end of the NBA; remember when Baseball was THE American game and then they went out on strike and the entire season was lost. I do not believe they have ever regained the fan base they once had.

The NBA is on the fast track to that same fate.


16 posted on 04/30/2014 4:08:56 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Red in Blue PA

There are no more American white players in the NBA who don’t ride pine and play niche roles. All the best “white” players are now from overseas. Therefore, the creation of the All-Black NBA is anti-immigrant.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 4:09:04 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: BlueStateRightist
This whole thing is ridiculous I am crying racisim!
18 posted on 04/30/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: The Working Man

NFL and NBA could both be in trouble down the line. They may have experienced their zenith. My sports fan Grandpa was finished with pro sports in the mid 1980s. High priced cry babies from the owners on down. I am now like my grandpa, with no interest in the on going soap operas. Underpaid cheerleaders who voluntarily try out, concussion problems for men who voluntarily agree to play when young and then get paid to as pros. Owners sapping taxpayers for money to build stadiums or bolting for the next town. Players by and large being broke soon after their playing days are over. I have seen enough.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 4:27:33 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: taterjay

the working man has nailed it. I’m in total agreement. Most of these so called athletes have been pampered their whole lives because they can play a sport. The best brain surgeons in the world don’t make the money those fools do for playing a sport. I too have boycotted them for some time and have no interest in watching any of the games.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 4:30:37 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Red in Blue PA
What gives? Oprah Winfrey didn't just say, "Don't bring 'em to my show," she said:
"There are still generations of older people who were born and breed and marinated in that prejudice and racism and they just have to die."

No objections from employees of the MSM, et al.

Which means there's good racism (Black power! All-Black League! La Raza!) and there's bad racism (live white people).

"We agree!" applauded the members of the nation's Knockout Game Teams, MSM employees, et al.

Which raises a question about suing Winfrey, et al using the doctrine of vicarious liability. It's been used to blame at least one white supremacist group for actions of people who had only heard the group's hate speech.

21 posted on 04/30/2014 4:34:47 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Enterprise

But... But... He went to UNLV for 2 years...


22 posted on 04/30/2014 4:37:54 AM PDT by kpbruinfan ("Time, if nothing else, will do its worst so do me a favor and tell me the good news first." - Peart)
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To: taterjay

Funny you should mention the stadiums. I’ve felt for years that no public money should EVER be put into those things. If a team wants a stadium to play in, no problem from me as long as they pay to build it and play by the same rules as the rest of us, Property taxes, Building permits and so on. Maybe then they would put some bucks into maintaining and improving those monuments to the ‘egos’ of their particular game.

As soon as taxpayer money is allocated then they become just like the rest of the ‘Takers’, Gimme, gimme or I’ll do.. (Whatever).


23 posted on 04/30/2014 4:47:07 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Red in Blue PA
After getting into a few on-line conversations with some admitted libs on a number of different forums, and in the wake of the Sterling "fiasco," I found it highly amusing that the libs who were glad to see Sterling excoriated and banned from the league were almost completely oblivious to racism from people on their side.

None of them bothered to answer questions as to why racists like Spike Lee and Jay-Z (the latter used to be part owner of the Nets) were allowed to make racist statements (Lee) or wear racist materials (Jay-Z) while Sterling was stripped of his club for making less nasty statements in his probably illegally recorded conversation. Apparently, libs do not know the meaning of the word hypocrisy.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 4:47:49 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Vermont Lt
"power"

You're correct, but if you get on some sports forums, certain people will argue that the players made the league and not the owners. If you tell them that virtually all the owners could live mighty easy without their toys (sports teams) while the athletes would be on welfare or working minimum wage jobs for a living without sports, they won't believe you. They really think professional athletes are the backbone of the country, and we just can't do without them.

That's why you have idiots like Johnson who think you can magically create an infrastructure for black athletes, and people will watch. In a way, I'd like to see it happen just to show them for the utter fools they are when their stupid venture collapses in quick time.

25 posted on 04/30/2014 4:53:20 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: BlueStateRightist
"all"

Kevin Love says hi.

26 posted on 04/30/2014 4:56:34 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Red in Blue PA

Apparently a practically black league isn’t adequate. There is always the taint of a white player from Duke to smell it up.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 5:03:04 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Enterprise

I agree with this part “I was going to ask when Johnson would be fined 2.5 million dollars and be banned for life from the NBA.”

The Knicks need to fire Johnson or the NBA needs to get Johnson banned.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 5:04:47 AM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve just become the biggest hockey fan. I’ve not set foot in an NBA arena for many many years. I will not ever pay for an NBA product either. Same with the NFL ....


29 posted on 04/30/2014 5:12:25 AM PDT by oust the louse (The Democratic Party might as well be called the Death Party. Abortion & ObamaCare/death panels.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Question: If Larry Bird came out and agreed with LJ, (”Yes, LJ! A separate and equal black league”) would Larry Bird be accused of racism?


30 posted on 04/30/2014 5:17:11 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yeah, there are black magazines, colleges, caucuses in the house and senate, student unions, black local, state and federal unions, church “guilds” (sorry don’t know a better name for them).

Why not have a black sports league?

Well, I suppose that will ensure the end of the NBA unless Obama gives them money to stay afloat.

Another win for racism.


31 posted on 04/30/2014 5:18:40 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: the anti-mahdi

-——Another win for racism.-—

An alternate view is high water mark


32 posted on 04/30/2014 5:20:42 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Comments like Johnsons lead me to believe that Sterling is going to respond with a suit against the NBA alleging, of all things, discrimination.

Sterling's lawyers will be able to find all sorts of statements from NBA team owners and executives that can be perceived to be racist, and if starting an all Black league is not racist, then no statement is.

Why do some racist comments go unpunished by the NBA?

To me, that's the basis of the Sterling lawsuit.

33 posted on 04/30/2014 5:32:32 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds like LJ is calling for segregation in sports. I am sure Jackie Robinson would be proud to see how things have come full circle.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 5:35:41 AM PDT by American Infidel (Instead of vilifying success, try to emulate it)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Kevin Love is black?


35 posted on 04/30/2014 5:54:08 AM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Ex-Knicks Great Larry Johnson Appears To Call For All-Black League

Excellent plan, Mr. Johnson. Go for it.

36 posted on 04/30/2014 5:58:54 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

An all black league would yield an all black audience. Whites, naturally, would not be welcome at an all black game.

Can you imagine a respectful, peaceful crowd at such a game? Can you imagine the crowd restraining themselves after an upsetting game? I can’t.

Can you imagine gun fire & unrestrained violence at such a game? Can you imagine the game itself becoming ever more violent? I can. Call it “knockout” basketball.

Raise you hand if you would like to work security at such an event.

Some may say these statements are racist, but I say they are born out of the recent history of American black culture & the violent, segregationist direction it is headed.


37 posted on 04/30/2014 6:05:28 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is YOUR guy, NBA...don’t look ridiculous with a double standard now...


38 posted on 04/30/2014 6:47:13 AM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: Red in Blue PA

As far as I’m concerned, the NBA HAS BEEN “an all black organization” for ‘a few years’, now.


39 posted on 04/30/2014 6:55:37 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: The Working Man
I foresee the end of the NBA; remember when Baseball was THE American game and then they went out on strike and the entire season was lost.

I don't, because it never happened. MLB has never lost an entire season due to a stoppage, but the NHL has.

According to the research site ballparksofbaseball.con, during the 1990s, which encompassed the 1994 stoppage that cancelled the World Series, 601 million people attended major league games. From 2010-13, just under 295 million people have attended games -- on pace to exceed the 1990s.

40 posted on 04/30/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I thought the NBA and NFL were pretty much all black, which is why there are so many criminals in them.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 7:08:57 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Mister Da
I suspect what you'll see is more black ownership, as the potential white owners will at first in subtle, subliminal ways wonder if this assault on freedom of speech is worth the risk. Then you'll see a gradual decline in sponsors and advertising, becoming those who seek an exclusively black or black wanna'-be customer base.

It won't be an "all-black league" but it will get real close. For awhile, it might even be quite successful. But gradually, it'll become a minority sport, a bit like professional Soccer never taking hold in the US.

42 posted on 04/30/2014 7:17:55 AM PDT by grania
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Memory’s a funny thing, I “remember” the whole baseball season going to hell because of the strike. The MLB the next season was bad as I recall and frankly, I was done with them at that point. I’ve never watched another game since.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 7:28:52 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: kpbruinfan

His scoring average is probably higher than his college GPA too!


44 posted on 04/30/2014 8:21:49 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Eric Roelfsema

I agree, but neither will happen. He is an exalted ignoramus amongst other exalted ignoramus’.


45 posted on 04/30/2014 8:23:52 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Red in Blue PA

O.K. make it an all black organization, owners, players, vendors,towel boys, cheerleaders,score keepers. all of it.

Make it be televised as pay per view only.
No bundling on cable or sat.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: SoFloFreeper

Indeed for some reason Detroit comes to mind.


47 posted on 04/30/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Red in Blue PA

Major League Baseball, used to have a Negro League. Historians, do not look at it in a positive light.


48 posted on 04/30/2014 2:52:25 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: The Working Man

I don’t have a problem with a privately funded stadium is given tax breaks. It seems the city benefits from such things as well.


49 posted on 04/30/2014 2:57:58 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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