An Atlanta-area sports promoter has announced plans for—brace yourself—a whites-only pro basketball league. Dubbed the “All-American Basketball Alliance,” the league would only be open to “natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race.” The commissioner, former pro-wrestling promoter Don “Moose” Lewis, says the league will tip off in June, with teams in 12 Southern cities. Lewis insists he’s not racist; he just doesn’t like the “street-ball” that “people of color” play.
“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he tells the Augusta Chronicle. “Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.” He cited NBA incidents like Gilbert Arenas’ gun snafu as a reason fans would flock to the AABA. NBC confirms that this isn’t a prank, though it’s unclear whether Lewis has any actual teams signed up yet. Did we mention he announced this right before Martin Luther King Day?