There was a minor league baseball team, the Atlanta Crackers, based out of Atlanta, Georgia several years ago, in the days before the Atlanta Braves; and now we have this news coming in today on a brand new basketball league, that is headed to the state of Georgia….
Is a new professional basketball league announced this week for real, or is it all just some sort of joke or publicity stunt by former pro wrestling promoter Don “Moose” Lewis?
The Augusta Chronicle reported on Tuesday that the All-American Basketball Alliance plans to kick off its inaugural season in June and hopes that Augusta will be one of 12 cities to host teams.
But here’s the kicker: According to a press release the newspaper and other Augusta media outlets received from the new league, “only players that are natural-born United State citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.”
That’s right. Lewis, who calls himself the commissioner of the AABA, will exclude blacks and all foreigners from his new league, which the newspaper said will be based in Atlanta.
To read on and learn more about this fledgling basketball league Click Here. It is a little unusual, that’s for sure……