Jan 25, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT
Promoter Don “Moose” Lewis says he wants to start an all-white pro basketball league, that much we know. What we don’t know is if he’s serious, or just out for publicity (I vote for the latter). Now, perhaps, we’ll get some answers, as Moose was unleashed on 790 The Zone radio in Atlanta this morning. In Moose’s league, one must be Caucasian, a U.S. citizen, and prove that both parents are of Caucasian descent in order to play. The league will be split into four divisions: The Goebbels Division, the Jim Crow, the Jimmy the Greek and the Jefferson Davis. I may be kidding about that part.
“Well I mean because we are saying white, U.S. born players doesn’t say that you have to be white Judaeo-Christian. You can be a white Muslim, Jew, Catholic or whatever. You can be any type of person of color to own a team if as long as you are born in the United States. So I mean if that is a racial thing then why would we allow people of color to actually own a team?”
Now however, I will give you guys a tip on what has happened. This has evolved into a reality show. We are talking to two groups now to turn this whole thing into a reality show. But at the end of the year, our white all-stars will play a group of black minor league all-stars. The name of the show being ‘Bro-ball vs. Snow-ball.”
Yikes. The interview gets a little testy, so make sure that you listen all the way through. Lewis says that he has four people interested in owning a team. Which I kind of doubt. Key quote from Lewis: “You guys are trying to turn this into a racial thing and it’s not.” Oh, of course not.
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