Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta
By Billy Byler| Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A new professional basketball league boasting rosters made up exclusively of white Americans has its eyes set on Augusta, but the team isn't receiving a warm welcome.
The All-American Basketball Alliance announced in a news release Sunday evening that it intends to start its inaugural season in June and hopes Augusta will be one of 12 cities with a team.
"Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league," the statement said.
Don "Moose" Lewis, the commissioner of the AABA, said the reasoning behind the league's roster restrictions is not racism.
"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."
Oh man, life is so much easier when you exclude people who are better than you. You know what's sad so though? Even in the AWA - All White Association - I'm still only a John Stockton or Luke Ridnour. I'm so white that I'd be the token white guy of an all white league.
And would've guessed that this brilliant idea originated in Georgia?
In a way, there already is an all white pro league. It's called the WNBA. Think about it: there's no dunking, it's all about fundamentals, and it's horrible to watch.