Comments: I Don't Know Much About Basketball...

Don't you feel this represents the backlash at Obama and his racism?

Posted by David at January 20, 2010 02:23 PM

Wow, after following the link and reading the article, unless I am missing something, this post stinks! Sorry but way beneath you! Just because people want to start their own anything, as long as they are not hurting anyone else they have a constitutional right to. Every other group can but no whites allowed! Not Whites because then they are haters and clansmen... I will be glad when this period of our history is over!

Posted by ken at January 20, 2010 04:21 PM

ken, I never suggested they didn't have a constitutional right to form this league, but just as they have a right to form it, I have a constitutional right to mock it.

The founders of this monstrosity obviously consider their own "whiteness" as a handicap to playing the game in an open league, and I would find any such racially-oriented sports league ripe for mockery, whether it is a whites-only basketball league, a blacks-only hockey league, or something else equally absurd.

David, I think you're really reaching here, and fail to see any correlation.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 20, 2010 04:38 PM

I think I am with Ken, easily, on this one. I have quit sports because of the bad image that has come to it, and as it has implemented reverse racial preferences, there might be a connection between to two. It prefers blacks, and I don't believe that is based on skill, but has resulted from a backdoor created by academics to get more blacks into college. I might actually go watch sports again if they cleaned up a lot, and going white might actually do that.

Your remarks are as offensive as anything I have heard from the left about whites, or anyone it doesn't like, in a long time. But, hey, it's your blog. You can shoot off to the left whenever you want.

Posted by Doom at January 21, 2010 01:52 AM

These games must be tremendously boring.

Everyone knows white men can't jump.

J.

Posted by Jay Tea at January 21, 2010 11:47 AM

We already have ethnic basketball. It's in the Summer Olympics. Some teams are all white, others all yellow or all brown, with a bunch of showboating multi-millionaires from America for bad examples.

The turnoffs for me in sports are the glorified thug culture that is now brought on court and on the field, the lack of sportsmanship, the massive egos allowed to strut and preen before the cameras, the obscene cash paid for entertainers, and the broken bodies and lives of the thousands who never made it to payday but who made it their life plan.

Teh funny here is trying to start a white basketball league in Augusta, GA. To borrow what Dr. Cornel West, keynote speaker on MLK Day at Ebenezer Baptist Church said: "you're in 'Chocolate A-town', not Atlanta (Augusta).".

Posted by twolaneflash at January 21, 2010 11:56 AM

>>"I have a constitutional right to mock it."

You do, of course. But calling them the KKK does not really constitute mockery. If they start lynching blacks I'll be there with you. So far, this seems like much ado about nothing.

Posted by Jon at January 21, 2010 12:22 PM

Two Lane Flash said
The turnoffs for me in sports are the glorified thug culture that is now brought on court and on the field, the lack of sportsmanship, the massive egos allowed to strut and preen before the cameras, the obscene cash paid for entertainers, and the broken bodies and lives of the thousands who never made it to payday but who made it their life plan.

Sort of like Boo Weekly doing the "Bull Dance" at the Ryder Cup?

Posted by pat of wheaton at January 21, 2010 01:48 PM

I laugh just thinking about people who would go watch this. "I love basketball, I just hate it when they showboat and act rude to each other." Because there's no fighting in hockey.

We already have a basketball league with lots of passing and layups and no dunking: the WNBA. How are they doing lately?

Also, am I the only one who immediately thought of the SNL sketch with Michael Jordan as the first black Harlem Globetrotter?

Posted by Evan at January 21, 2010 02:47 PM

Do you make the same kind of statements about other events, such as the Miss Black America pageant? IF not, then you remind me a hypocrite, sir.

Posted by REB in Raleigh at January 21, 2010 08:17 PM

REB,

Just adding to your bit, and maybe expanding it.

Or, and even funnier that the pageant, all black schools! Why aren't you attacking these bastions of idiocy. If white men can't jump, what can't black men do? Hint: it regards academics... What a gas. Oh, and are you really saying Larry Bird couldn't slam dunk a ball? I think my illustration is far superior.

Posted by Doom at January 21, 2010 09:31 PM

So is the NFL racist for requiring that teams interview minorities for coaching positions?

Posted by Veeshir at January 22, 2010 09:33 AM

Congressional Black Caucus: No non-blacks allowed. Any snarky post on that in your archives?

Ken is quite right. Comparing this to the KKK is outrageous.

Posted by feeblemind at January 23, 2010 09:40 AM