Though not related to the European game, quite the disturbing basketball story about a rather insidious idea for a new basketball league has come to greater light this past couple of days.
Ever imagine what the Ku Klux Klan Basketball Association might look like? Probably something akin to the proposed All-American Basketball Alliance, which is scheduled to begin play in June with “Only players that are natural-born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race … eligible to play in the league.”
Reportedly announcing the proposed league on “Sunday evening, hours before Martin Luther King Day,” boxing promoter/would-be AABA commissioner Don “Moose” Lewis audaciously explained that “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.”
Also that “It has come to the attention of the principals of the [AABA] that white basketball players are essentially ‘shut out’ of conventional professional basketball due to the proliferation of non-organized play on the court.”
Also “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, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction.”
Also “The white game of basketball, which is essentially a fundamental game, works.”
Ball in Europe would certainly like to add something here, but i’ll admit this one’s got me speechless.