Ex-Wrestling Promoter Plans All-White Basketball League

AABA open only to 'natural born citizens'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff | Suggested by Thinker

Posted Jan 20, 2010 1:10 PM CST

(Newser) – 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?

Hey, white guys can play in the NBA!
Hey, white guys can play in the NBA!   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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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? That's the culture today. - Don "Moose" Lewis, listing things that would obviously never happen in his all-white league

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