According to yesterday's Augusta Chronicle
, that city is one of twelve where the All-American Basketball Alliance hopes to set up a team for its inaugural season of professional basketball this summer. Interested in applying? Make sure you fit the league's requirements, as stated in the AABA's official press release: "Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league." Oh, it's one of those leagues
. Don "Moose" Lewis, the league's chummily-nicknamed commissioner, explained why he felt that a whites-only sports league with franchises all across the South is a good idea:
"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. 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."
As a person of white, I'd just like to say that I hate fundamental basketball, and I grab my crotch every time I shoot, pass or dribble the ball. (HipHopWired