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Knicks Great Calls For All-Black Basketball League

From the New York Post:

Knicks great calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco

By Marc Berman | April 27, 2014

Knicks executive and former player Larry Johnson had a decidedly different but still strong reaction to the racially insensitive remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made.

On Saturday night, Johnson tweeted: “Black people your [sic] Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!! [sic]’’

The initial indication was Johnson was calling for an all-African-American league complete with black ownership.

We appreciate the translation. But isn’t this racism? In fact, isn’t it more racist than what Mr. Sterling is supposed to have said? After all, segregation is the most virulent form of racism, isn’t it? (But don’t tell the United Negro Fund or the all black colleges.)

Just imagine the outrage if a white player called for an all white league. Or even an all black league?

It wasn’t the first time Johnson, who is black, concerned himself with the fact the NBA’s ownership is mostly white while its players are mostly black.

The outrage. We need to have racial quotas in team ownership. (Just like with media outlet ownership.)

During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Knicks and Spurs, Johnson caused a stir by saying: “We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this [Knicks] team.” When asked at the time why he referred to his teammates as slaves, Johnson said: “I’ve got to explain that to you? We don’t go with the mainstream.’’

We need an explanation. We don’t know of many slaves who get $2 million dollars a year for playing a game.

Johnson was hired by the Knicks two years ago and serves many roles as a basketball and business operations representative…

Yes, he must be serving as their ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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