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The All-White basketball league

Posted on: January 20, 2010 2:52 pm
Edited on: January 20, 2010 3:48 pm
 

Saw this story on the Internet and, well, what the hell can you say.

It's about the start-up of an all-white basketball league. The story and link are going a tad viral.

The core part of the league's charter is this: "Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league."

Well, alrighty.

The only thing you can do is laugh at a story like this so I decided to do the top 10 things about the All-White basketball league using solely my sick and twisted mind and friends on Twitter:

10. Warm-up drill music will be provided by John Tesh.

9. Halftime show features cross burning.

8. Vinny Del Negro is banned from the league. (Twitter, JimSparkles)

7. "We would like to announce Larry Bird as the president of our league."

6. Chest passes resulting in baskets are worth 10 points.

5. JJ Redick is the first overall draft pick. (JimSparkles)

4. Introducing the four and five point lines. (Hailtotheorange)

3. Any player wearing dreadlocks is automatically suspended for 30 days.

2. Glenn Beck does the play-by-play. (Mise)

1. The Slam Dunk Contest will be replaced by the Air Guitar Festival. (BothTeamsPlayed)



Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2010 11:36 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

If there was such a league and they wanted to start the United Caucasion College Fund I am sure that Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would say it's not fair and racist. The league sounds funny and is all a joke but things go both ways.

Ha, there's one in every blog/thread.  Always at least one.




Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2010 9:26 am
 

The All-White basketball league

hahaha   sweet!



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2010 2:48 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

Cross burning...... not too racist.

I have a league for you. Here are the rules.

1- must pump your chest when you sink your first shot after going 0-10
2- wear ridiculous suites
3- must have been conficted of a crime or at least committed one
4- have a hoop that is only 8 inches taller than most of the players
5- must take 3 to 4 steps before shooting
6- not speak proper english
7- play hard only when your contract might be re-negotiated
8- must smack around women
9- All God Bless America songs must go over 6 minutes
10- The game only get exciting the last 2 minutes

It's called the NBA



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2010 7:32 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

I think there should be a new rule in the NBA. If a team goes up by 20 points, that team must put a white guy on the court. This could extend the length of careers white guys could play in the league. Kind of like what the DH rule does in baseball in the American League. 



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2010 5:18 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

PIP

Your a zero for a reason.

You say your tired of reverse racism? Are you saying you don't have a problem with the UNCF but I am sure if someone started a UCCF you would have your undies in a bundle.

As far as trading history, you were not there and either was I so you can't use that crutch.



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2010 5:02 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

grew up in WV in the '50s and Jerry West was great then and in the NBA and became it's symbol.
Oscar Robertson, his contemporary out of Ohio, was even greater a basketball player than Jerry, however, and didn't become the NBA symbol.

The joke league is a two-edged sword and shows the inanity of valuing people by skin color....at any time....from any angle.

Valuing people based on anything except team values is, really, secondary stuff, good for fantasy!:-)  many many people of various skinshades, many nonames, have contributed to winning teams in the history of the NBA.  now that's a fact.

any prejudices that accompanied those "winners" belonged to losers, regardless of their accomplishments and stats.

back in the day, when the NBA was all-white, gritty guys like Sweetwater Clifton paved the way for what has become a flood of darker-skinned guys who, let's face it, just wanted it more than their white counterparts.

Jerry West understood what it was like to practice outside in the cold alone and the fact that he paid the price to practice and learn how to play with his exceptional natural skills...THAT, not his skin color, eplains why he rose to greatness in the NBA. 

ditto for Oscar, Jerry's teammate Elgin Baylor (who was discriminated against mightily even before Oscar came aboard)...these guys "earned" their way in an NBA populated by racists in the stands and in the biz in the '50s.

AWMs forget all that or never know about it when they jump on this cold "reverse reacism" platform today.

Like the man says, "What the hell can you say?"





Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2010 4:32 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

"but things go both ways" (code for the New Racism, brother, that hoods itself with "reverse racism" outcries)

so, if there were such a league, would it be unfair and racist, in your opinion, vikes? or would it be just o.k.?
:-)
thus, if Sharpton, Jackson and I objected to it then, would I also be an object of derision?

some of the response to this "joke" appears to show some angry white male(AWM) resentment of "black style" LOL

hey, i love free speech...but every time someone tweaks the AWM button, somebody HAS to rant against Sharpton and Jackson.

try some funny lines that make fun "us"......

if true natives of this Turtle Island were actually ruled in as the only legitimates, we would be run by the folks we
now refer to as American Indians..or, if by expansion, the league were really limited to all natural born U.S. citizens we would lose
all Canadians and South Americans and Africans and Europeans and Asians, but would still have a LOT of great black players!

come to think of it...it's a really stupid joke unless it SHOWS how thin-skinned and racist AWMs really are....

i'm tired of the "reverse racism" thing already...there is no way anybody could reverse what was done to dark-skinned people in the Western Hemisphere and make it "equal" to what they endured. 

AWMs are funny and pathetic and very, very tiresome.

Loved most of the humor in the responses here.....but don't go overtly lopsided on this stuff and expect an old white boy who loves his dark-skinned relatives to sit quietly by while you try to turn this into a " reverse racism is justified" deal.  It's never gone both ways fairly and it doesn't now.  No way you or anybody else would trade histories with dark-skinned folks and you know it!
Savage



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2010 3:52 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

If there was such a league and they wanted to start the United Caucasion College Fund I am sure that Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would say it's not fair and racist. The league sounds funny and is all a joke but things go both ways.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2010 2:49 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

My All - TIme Starting 5 would be.

PG John Stockton
SG Dan Marjle (Sorry, I know Jerry west is the best i just have never seen him play)
F   Larry Bird
PF Kevin Mchale
C Tom Chambers



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2010 1:59 pm
 

The All-White basketball league

Tom Chambers is your small forward and the only person in the Dunk Contest.


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