A Better (Whiter) Direction, With No Crotch-Grabbing En Route

by
Abby Zimet

Whoah. The fledgling, so-called All-American Basketball Alliance has
announced it will start its inaugural season in June, but there's a
catch: no "people of color" allowed. A press release says the league is
only open to "natural-born U.S. citizens with both parents of Caucasian
race." Some cities,
like Augusta, Ga., are less than enthused. But Alliance officials say
they mean no offense and some of their best friends are, well, you know.

"I
don't hate anyone of color," said Don 'Moose' Lewis of the AABA. "But
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?"

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