An attempt to create an all-white basketball league in the southern United States is being heavily criticized. According to a statement from the league, the All-American Basketball Alliance, "Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league."
The league hopes to form twelve teams in twelve different cities. The commissioner of the league, Don "Moose" Lewis, claims he hopes to emphasize fundamental basketball, instead of the "street ball" played by "people of color." Lewis cited the recent incident with Gilbert Arenas as one reason why fans are dissatisfied with current professional sports teams.
Lewis outright denies the motivation behind the league is racism, and says there is no motive of hate. Unsurprisingly, Lewis has already received threats and several cities have told him to stay out of their city.
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