Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whites-only basketball. You have GOT to be kidding.

Via Think Progress:

“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he said. “I don’t hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.” [...]

He pointed out recent incidents in the NBA, including Gilbert Arenas’ indefinite suspension after bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room, as examples of fans’ dissatisfaction with the way current professional sports are run.

“Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?” he said. “That’s the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction.”

This isn't from the Onion, but I'm still suspicious that it's a joke. A joke that took in the Augusta Chronicle, sure, but as I survey the stories around the web they all seem to use that one article as a source. The guy who proposed this, Don "Moose" Lewis, appears to be a real person, a pro wrestler. Either he's really that stupid, or he's staging an event to deliberately foster an "evil" persona, for the ongoing soap-opera-for-men that is wrestling.


  1. I hope it is a joke...but there is still a shit ton of stupid racism out there. I applied for an internship at HUD, and in doing some research about on going projects in the hope that I get an interview, I came across this:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is charging a Marshall County, Alabama, trailer owner and rental manager with discriminating against a white family by disconnecting water service and forcing them to leave because the manager objected to interracial dating. According to the complaint, Phillip Maze, rental agent for his mother Opal Maze, told a HUD investigator, “I do not have any blacks on my property and I am aware that we have a biracial president, but no federal law will make me rent to anyone I do not want to.”

  2. Since when can white people play basketball?

    This is a tragedy.

  3. He's totally within his rights to form an all white basketball team, if that's what he wants.

    ...and I'm totally within my rights to sit back and laugh at his attempts to attribute this to anything other than racist motives.

  4. "Since when can white people play basketball?

    This is a tragedy."

    On a related but off topic note, I can't understand

    a) why sports like basketball,baseball etc non-contact are gender segregated
    b) why straight men do not prefer to watch women's basket ball over mens. I've seen the Rutger's Bball team (the much popularized 'nappy headed hoes' -_- ) and their game is at about the same level of excitement as a male team... If someone's going to watch a bunch of people run around in short shorts and loose low cut jerseys, display feats of athletics and flexibility, and get all sweaty and over heated....why wouldn't it be someone of the gender of their preference?