The newly formed Atlanta-based All-American Basketball Alliance is proud of its roster of all-white players and plans to start its inaugural season in June. In their press release the AABA says:
Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.
And adding absurdity to insult, the commissioner of the AABA, Don “Moose” Lewis explains:
There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing. 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.
The AABA is looking for
local contacts to pay $10,000 to become a “licensee” in one of 12 cities throughout the Southeast. Lewis said he has already received threats from people opposed to the roster restrictions and several cities have told him to stay out of town.
Potential team names include the Robetrotters, the Grand Wizards, the White Heat, the Cross Blazers, the Aryan Kings, the Pure Celtics, Caucasian Warriors and the John 3:16ers.