Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Even Craig Ehlo is shaking his white-ass head



Dave Chappelle has this bit about things that are so incredibly racist that they don't even make him mad — just shocked about how racist they are.

Presenting: the All-American Basketball Alliance, aka the ALL-WHITE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE. (h/t Doron)

"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."

Lewis said he wants to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of "street-ball" played by "people of color." 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."

Wow, that's racist.

I could spend all day rattling off 1) names of white players with "street ball" game and 2) names of players of color who play capital-F Fundamental ball, but what's the point? Commissioner David Duke is probably already planning 2010 All-Star Weekend at Auschwitz.

I will point out, though, that Arenas' suspension has nothing to do with his skin color. Anyone who follows basketball knows he's one of the most interesting and intelligent players in the game. He just also happens to be bat-shit insane.

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