Posts Tagged ‘basketball’
You can’t make this stuff up:
The Augusta Chronicle reported on Tuesday that the All-American Basketball Alliance plans to kick off its inaugural season in June and hopes that Augusta will be one of 12 cities to host teams.
But here’s the kicker: According to a press release the newspaper and other Augusta media outlets received from the new league, “only players that are natural-born United State citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.”
That’s right. [Don “Moose”] Lewis, who calls himself the commissioner of the AABA, will exclude blacks and all foreigners from his new league, which the newspaper said will be based in Atlanta.
According to the Chronicle, Lewis said he wants to emphasize “fundamental basketball” instead of “street ball” played by “people of color.”
“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” Lewis told the paper. “I don’t hate anyone of color.”
Oh, well there you have it. He doesn’t hate the colored folk. Phew! For a minute there he had me worried! How is this possible in 2010? That some imbecile can arbitrarily decide to exclude all persons of color from his league? He offered another reason, too:
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?
Word. He’s not racist at all. I seriously hope this league gets stopped dead in its tracks. This should be offense to both black and whites alike, at least the ones that live in the 21st century. This is a blatantly racist dolt who obviously still thinks segregation is the law of the land. I would hope the people of Augusta disagree.
You know what would be sweet? If white “street ball” players like Jason “White Chocolate” Williams or Grayson “The Professor” Boucher signed up for this league and did some crazy street ball shit ad nauseum. I wonder what Mr. Lewis would have to say then?
Come on, fam:
The 25-year-old restricted free agent apparently was a complete jerk to the cop who pulled him over for driving with an unfastened seat belt, according to the New York Post. The word is that he turned up the volume pretty loud when the cop walked back from Robinson’s SUV to the police cruiser to check his license and then kept singing the words to the rap song when the officer returned to the window.
But as soon as he heard he was being arrested, Robinson apparently pulled out the I’m A Celebrity card and tried to sway the officer to let him go. No dice, Mr. Robinson. Looks like you headed into the wrong neighborhood this time around.
Um, if the ‘celebrity’ card didn’t even work for Charles Barkley, why would it work for you?! Sometimes I wonder who these athletes think they are. Nate is my dude, but lets call a spade a spade: He was Chris Duhon’s backup… backup! Why would the arresting officer care about his ‘celebrity’ card when he took a backseat to one of the worst PG’s in the league last year?
And did he have to act like a straight douche? At least Sir Charles had a noble excuse. A follow-up appointment for the best top you’ve ever received isjustifiable in my book, but that’s neither here nor there. He also offered to get the cop’s name tattooed on his person! And NONE of that got him out of the DUI!
Nate, bring it down a notch, my dude. This can’t be good for the on-going negotiations to keep you in a Knicks uniform. This off-season, the team has gone out of there way to pursue every single washed-up PG in the league. And Grant Hill. So, if that’s any indication of the confidence they have in you, you were in trouble to begin with.
Speaking of which, what’s good with Ramon Sessions?
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to brag about SU’s newest basketball recruit, Melo. Yep, another Melo. This time it’s Brazilian beast, Fabricio de Melo. He said thanks but no thanks to Louisville, UConn and Florida State and instead opted to become the latest highly touted recruit to play for the Orange. Son is a 7-foot, 270 pound beast at center. Think Greg Oden circa 2006-7 Ohio State. With a jump-shot. His impact will be that real. And with the team that’s supposed to surround him, I’m thinking nothing less than the Elite-8.
My only concern is that, judging by what I’ve read about him, he is working with a lot of raw talent, and Coach Jim Boeheim is really good at doing absolutely nothing with raw talent. One of Boeheim’s criticisms is that all of his players leave with virtually the same skill-set they came in with. Obviously if you’re a monster like Melo the First, that’s really not a problem. I’m not really that worried, though. The job of a 7-footer isn’t really that difficult, particularly at the collegiate level.
Check a YouTube clip of Fab Melo below: