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'Whites Only' Basketball League Proposed
Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | Thursday, 21 Jan 2010, 11:25 PM EST | Justin Gray

Posted on 01/22/2010 9:03:26 AM PST by SonnyBubba

The man behind a controversial whites-only professional basketball league defended his position Thursday. Don "Moose" Lewis' proposed new league has one major requirement for participation. Players in the league must be Caucasian. Lewis said the league was far from racist.

"It's all white, U.S. citizens [who were born] white," said Lewis.

The Atlanta boxing and wrestling promoter said his All-American Basketball Alliance will have teams in several southern cities and start in June.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: basketball; nba; sports
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1 posted on 01/22/2010 9:03:26 AM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: SonnyBubba

Stupid idea...and racist, IMO


2 posted on 01/22/2010 9:04:54 AM PST by Lucky9teen (A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes.)
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To: SonnyBubba

Good luck with that.


3 posted on 01/22/2010 9:04:57 AM PST by SonnyBubba
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To: SonnyBubba

OK, I’ll be the first to say it:

We’re looking at final game scores like 12-8.


4 posted on 01/22/2010 9:05:26 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SonnyBubba

The basket will be at 8 feet! (snort)


5 posted on 01/22/2010 9:05:34 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: SonnyBubba

Be sure to have a playoff with an African American team. Expect to get your ass kicked.


6 posted on 01/22/2010 9:06:42 AM PST by Tax Government (Democrats: dealers in economic crack.)
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To: Lucky9teen

So is the black caucus but they’re celebrated for their lack of diversity.


7 posted on 01/22/2010 9:07:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: martin_fierro

If white people want to be around other white people why not just let them be? I’m sure they’ll be harrassed and picketed. What is it libs say about changing the channel if you don’t like prime time soft porn? Well, if you don’t like it don’t buy a ticket.


8 posted on 01/22/2010 9:07:32 AM PST by ccruse456
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To: SonnyBubba
Players in the league must be Caucasian. Lewis said the league was far from racist.
"It's all white, U.S. citizens [who were born] white," said Lewis....

The president of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP said that type of nostalgia is exactly what the country doesn't need.
"We fought so long to be able to get African-Americans in the major sports, now to return to all white play is ridiculous," said Dr. R.L. White.

Hmmmm...., an all white league that isn't racist and a black NCAAP leader named White. This is all too delicious....

9 posted on 01/22/2010 9:07:44 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: SonnyBubba

stoopid idea.


10 posted on 01/22/2010 9:07:48 AM PST by Ravi
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To: Lucky9teen

Silly idea.

All they have to do is argue for racial quotas and affirmative action.

That would ensure the NFL,NBA,etc, have the direct proportion of players according to race.

Meaning of course the NBA and NFL wouldn`t be 80% black anymore :-)


11 posted on 01/22/2010 9:08:01 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: SonnyBubba

An idea this stupid could only come from an EMOcrat.


12 posted on 01/22/2010 9:08:35 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: SonnyBubba
This is like the Affrmative Action bake sale where the prices were based on your skin color.

It's brilliant political theater.

13 posted on 01/22/2010 9:09:02 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: SonnyBubba

All other groups (including blacks) have activities and/or contests that include only memmbers of that race, I see no problem with this.


14 posted on 01/22/2010 9:09:42 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: SonnyBubba

It was a hoax, spoof!!!

The guy put it out on Martin Luther King Day!!!!


15 posted on 01/22/2010 9:10:22 AM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Lucky9teen

I know it sounds very silly.


16 posted on 01/22/2010 9:11:30 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: cripplecreek

This won’t get off the ground but it does demonstrate further the hypocrisy of race in this country


17 posted on 01/22/2010 9:11:49 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: SonnyBubba

OH OH!


18 posted on 01/22/2010 9:12:34 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D.)
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To: martin_fierro

“We’re looking at final game scores like 12-8.”

Also, guess we will see the return of the Bob Cousy two handed set shot and the Rick Berry granny free shot. probably will wear those real short fruity looking shorts with the socks up to their knees. What a treat....


19 posted on 01/22/2010 9:13:49 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Better idea: Have an open league with a height restriction of 5’11”...


20 posted on 01/22/2010 9:13:52 AM PST by Dansong
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To: SonnyBubba

Are there enough persons from the Caucus region who can even PLAY well?


21 posted on 01/22/2010 9:14:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: ccruse456

You got it right. As repugnant as this might be, it’s their business. Let these sad, pathetic people alone.


22 posted on 01/22/2010 9:14:53 AM PST by all the best
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To: SonnyBubba

If you are white, but you play like a black guy (eg. Jason Williams), does that disqualify you?


23 posted on 01/22/2010 9:16:29 AM PST by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: Dr. Ursus
Oh the humanity...


24 posted on 01/22/2010 9:16:51 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: SonnyBubba

25 posted on 01/22/2010 9:16:59 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Pants on the ground pants on the ground lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground)
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To: Lucky9teen
Hollywood put out a feature film and paid millions to advertise it, the title? White Men Can't Jump.

Seems some in the media persist in pushing stereotypes.

Made me glad to see the Houston Rockets beat the NY Nicks in the championship YEARS ago (I was there and yes I spotted Spike Lee and Bob Costas yucking it up before the game began).

26 posted on 01/22/2010 9:17:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: Lucky9teen

After living through the affirmative action crap my whole life, I like the “finger in your eye” aspect of it.


27 posted on 01/22/2010 9:17:45 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: SonnyBubba

I must admit it would be refreshing to see interviews with pro basketball players who don’t have a rap sheet, aren’t carrying weapons, no paternity cases, and can articulate two sentences consecutively.


28 posted on 01/22/2010 9:19:29 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("Though the wrong be often strong, God still rules this earthly throng")
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To: SonnyBubba

Hmmm.. Maybe they will play basketball instead of “thugball”


29 posted on 01/22/2010 9:19:32 AM PST by newbolt
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To: Dansong

That’s not a bad idea.

But I’d rather see a league where the sum heighth of the players on the court can’t can’t exceed 30 feet.

So you could have a 6’4 center, Two 6’1 forwards and two guards who are 5’9.


30 posted on 01/22/2010 9:20:03 AM PST by proudpapa (Obama - Worst One Ever!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Yeah, because white athletes never get into trouble. /s

The funny thing is the number of FReepers who have taken this seriously, when it’s obviously a hoax, an intentional dig on MLK day.


31 posted on 01/22/2010 9:21:23 AM PST by Melas
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To: Lucky9teen; SonnyBubba
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
32 posted on 01/22/2010 9:21:48 AM PST by WVKayaker ( Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. -George Eliot)
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To: SonnyBubba
I'm sure that this is a spoof but it would be sort of fun watching a bunch of white guys who can't jump trying to emulate Dr J.

It would be more like basketball in the 50's. It was a different style then. The set shot was alive and well and the jump shot was the latest craze. People actually thought Bob Cousy was one of the great guards of all time. There was much less pushing and shoving and even the best players had nothing like the pure athletic skills of today's players. But it was still fun and it made you all the more appreciative as you watched the emerging class of great ball players like Dr. J, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and couple of white guys named Jerry West and Larry Bird.

33 posted on 01/22/2010 9:23:52 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Lucky9teen
Stupid maybe, let the free market decide.

No more racist than all of the black and Latino special interest groups such as the black caucus.

34 posted on 01/22/2010 9:25:11 AM PST by Wahoo82
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To: proudpapa

Very clever!


35 posted on 01/22/2010 9:26:36 AM PST by Dansong
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To: SonnyBubba

Anyone ever heard of the TV channel BET?
How come that’s OK?
How about White Entertainment Network.
How about the Puerto Rican Day parade in NY.
Can we have a Caucasian Day parade in NY?


36 posted on 01/22/2010 9:27:22 AM PST by Free Per the Constitution
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To: SonnyBubba

If you want to change the “complexion” of sports, just stop the systematic redistribution of wealth. Entertainment reflects the tastes of those spending the money, and thanks to government entitlements and mandates, the “poor” people are the ones with money to spend.

The same principle applies to television programming, shoes, and just about everything else that can be bought.

Solutions can be so simple.


37 posted on 01/22/2010 9:27:33 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: reagan_fanatic

I can’t stop laughing at that.


38 posted on 01/22/2010 9:29:17 AM PST by MGUNZ
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To: SonnyBubba

What makes the whites think the blacks want to play basketball with them. White guys can’t jump. This is racist.


39 posted on 01/22/2010 9:29:44 AM PST by thomas16
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To: SonnyBubba
My 13 year old grandson said "well nothing like being racist & having the worst teams in the country!!!!"

Wisdom of youth!!!

40 posted on 01/22/2010 9:30:23 AM PST by blondee123 (Don't blame me, I voted for Sarah !)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Are you saying all black people have two left hands?


41 posted on 01/22/2010 9:31:45 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Lucky9teen

This whole article is a fraud, a hoax. This so-called Basketball Association doesn’t even have a web site.

This is an April Fools prank.


42 posted on 01/22/2010 9:33:33 AM PST by MarkAccord
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To: Free Per the Constitution

“How come that’s OK?”

Its not OK, but if you complain you are called a racist, so you don’t complain. People have to overcome their fear of the ‘R’ word.


43 posted on 01/22/2010 9:36:12 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: bk1000

That was my point. thanks


44 posted on 01/22/2010 9:37:03 AM PST by Free Per the Constitution
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To: Melas

Trying hard to rememebr the last white NBA player who made national news for alcohol, drugs, weapons, rape, paternity or murder.


45 posted on 01/22/2010 9:38:21 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("Though the wrong be often strong, God still rules this earthly throng")
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To: SonnyBubba

On whose team would 0bama play????


46 posted on 01/22/2010 9:39:07 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

That is a keeper, for sure.


47 posted on 01/22/2010 9:39:08 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: SonnyBubba

This is a monumentally stupid idea, and a publicity stunt. The schmuck that proposed this gets what he deserves.

SnakeDoc


48 posted on 01/22/2010 9:39:53 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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To: Born to Conserve
Are you saying all black people have two left hands?

No, just incredibly dexterous.


49 posted on 01/22/2010 9:41:40 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Pants on the ground pants on the ground lookin like a fool wit yo pants on the ground)
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To: cripplecreek

And they shouldn’t be...

Maybe it’s not ‘racist’, I don’t know...I just think it’s stupid. I mean, it’s a sport and anyone should be allowed to play. Why whites only? Just because blacks or latinos have their own clubs, doesn’t make theirs any more right...they are just as stupid. *IMO


50 posted on 01/22/2010 9:45:36 AM PST by Lucky9teen (A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes.)
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