I played AAU basketball, and hated it (high school basketball was much better). The game was completely the “Black” version of basketball, as instead of being a team-oriented game – with set plays, screens, pick and rolls, and outstanding shooting – it was the street version found in the ghettos of America (or at midnight in crime-ridden inner-cities in a vain attempt to stop Black-on-Black crime).
It was basically an inner-city pick-up game with athletes trying to impress college scouts by one-upping their competition and showing off spectacular ball-handling skills with the ability to drive to the basket and score in one-on-one situations. It was their one shot at college.
As Larry Bird once said, the NBA is “a Black man’s game.” If you are young white male that can play basketball, you are invariably going to have to play AAU ball and be surrounded by Black athletes from Black Undertow cities that your parents moved far away from to avoid the wanton criminality found there.
24; BULLS; FIRST-TEAM ALL-ROOKIE 2004 “I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa, and me and all my friends listened to hiphop. We used to play DMX, Mase, Tupac and, obviously, Biggie, before games. Almost the whole population of basketball listens to hip-hop, regardless of where they’re from or if they’re black or white or whatever. If you play basketball, you’re exposed to it.”
In the impressive biography Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich by Mark Kriegel, the author lets slip that part of the mystique of Pistol Pete Maravich was his odd skin color that infrequently appears upon basketball stars skin. The DNA code that made up Maravich was supplied by Europeans, and he excelled at a Black sport like few Black players could dream of doing.
Kriegel tells us that Pistol Pete’s father – a respected college basketball coach – thought that Black players would dominate the game, based on their physiological makeup.
Another theory as to why great white hopes are few and far between is courtesy of Pistol Pete Maravich. When he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, people thought he would revolutionize the game but his predominately Black team wouldn’t pass him the ball, deciding to practice reverse racism instead. He finally snapped, saying, “I hate you. I hate all of you niggers.”
The ghetto style of play came to dominate the NBA and, worse, NCAA college basketball courtesy of Michigan’s Fab Five. Coincidentally, this is when many fans started tuning out.
Which is why the 2010 NCAA Tournament final between Duke and Butler will live on as what college basketball and sport could be (instead of a game dominated by thugs).
The day after last year’s classic championship game between Duke and Butler, ESPN’s Rob Parker and Skip Bayless spoke about the unusual number of white players in the game, which boasted (gasp!) five white starters. The Hated vs. The Hoosiers had more than lived up to its billing in showcasing two teams playing tough, smart basketball in a closely fought battle that came down to the last shot as Duke squeaked out a 61-59 victory. It was widely acclaimed as one of the best title games of all time. The nation’s First Fan, President Obama, was inspired to call both teams in their locker rooms to congratulate them. But in the context of this discussion of the game’s “whiteness,” Parker labeled this one-for-the-ages final as being one of the worst NCAA championships ever . Not content with that statement, he added that if Butler — the mid-major team with two Academic All-Americans that had captured the hearts of every non-Duke fan along with at least one Duke fan in yours truly — had won the game, they would have been the worst championship team ever .
His synopsis seemed a pretty clear code for racial preference: Parker didn’t like how these white guys played the game.
Parker is an obnoxious Black reporter for ESPN, whose opinion of the classic 2010 National Title game didn’t match that of Duke’s Coach Mike Kryzewski. He said it seemed “pure”:
“When the teams were out there,” says Krzyzewski, “nobody watching was thinking, This pro and that pro. Where will they go in the draft? It was just about these kids at Butler and those kids at Duke. The word people kept using with me was pure. It just seemed pure.”
It was a “pure” game: 7 or 8 white guys on the court at one time, representing their respective schools with dignity and class. Unlike most of college basketball or the NBA now, which boast rosters full of thugs who are unemployable in any other endeavor (and wouldn’t get into college were they not capable of dribbling a basketball).
Black people feel entitled to dominate the game of basketball because Black Athletic Supremacy is a social construct. It’s their game and the style of play that is found at the pro, collegiate, and AAU circuits in America reflects that fact.
Which brings us to Xavier-Cincinnati and a wild-brawl that erupted between emotionally unstable Black players – with one white player getting cheap-shot by a Black guy which was reminiscent of the Kermit Washington’s sucker-punch of Rudy Tomjonavich -that illustrates what a “Black game” really is all about:
With Xavier leading 76-53 and less than 10 seconds remaining in the game, Musketeers star Tu Holloway and Cincinnati guard Ge’Lawn Guyn got nose-to-nose squawking back and forth with one another in front of the Bearcats bench. Xavier freshman Dezmine Wells came to the defense of his teammate and shoved Guyn, inciting a wild benches-clearing melee that resulted in referees ending the game with 9.4 seconds still left on the clock.
The ugliest moments of the brawl both involved Cincinnati players and Xavier 7-foot senior Kenny Frease. First 6-foot-9, 260-pound Yancy Gates dropped an unsuspecting Frease with a right hand to the jaw in the middle of the scrum. Then Cheikh Mbodj appeared to connect with a stomp to Frease’s head while the Xavier big man was bloodied and kneeling on the ground.
Maybe the only thing more reprehensible than the incident itself were the comments made by Xavier’s two best players in the postgame press conference. Instead of apologizing for their role in the melee escalating, Holloway and guard Mark Lyons seemed almost proud of how they behaved.
“We’re the tougher team,” said Holloway, who later apologized on Twitter. “We’re grown men over here. We’ve got a whole lot of gangsters over here. Not thugs, but tough guys on the court. We went out there and zipped them up at the end of the game. That’s our motto: Zip ’em up. And that’s what we just did to them.”
Added Lyons: “If somebody put their hands in your face and tried to do something to you, where we’re from you’re going to do something back. We’re not going to sit there and get our face beat in by somebody like Yancy Gates.”
It’s unclear how many players on both sides will face punishment for their actions or their comments, but it’s safe to say at least Gates and Mbodj will likely be suspended. Frease knelt at mid-court for a minute or two as both coaching staffs and the refs attempted to separate the two teams, but he recovered enough to gesture to the home crowd to celebrate the victory on his way to the locker room.
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin admitted in his postgame news conference that the fight did not come as a surprise to him because of the way Xavier’s players had trash-talked to the Bearcats bench as the lead ballooned in the second half. Although Cronin said he “repeatedly asked the officials to stop it” and even tried to get a timeout just before the brawl began to allow tempers to cool, he did not excuse his own players for their actions.
Why was Kenny Frease singled-out for a blatant, cowardly cheap shot? Oh, he’s a white dude.
Why are any of the Black athletes representing either Xavier or Cincinnati attending either school in the first place? Oh, because Black people have come to dominate a sport that reflects Black culture beautifully, with any white player that shows any skill having to adapt his game to the ‘street’ style that college coaches look for at AAU camps.
Where’s that Chinese National team when you need them?
Let’s get real for one moment: Pistol Pete was right. What we saw on the court at the Xavier-Cincinnati game was the short-fuses of the children of the Black Undertow that white families all across the country consciously avoid, except when they are recruited to play for your alma mater. Same thing with football. That inability to control ones temper is why Black criminality is such a problem in the real-world, and why white athletes have a difficult time competing with Blacks… who knows when they might, (what’s the word?) … chimp-out?
It doesn’t change the fact that what Pistol Pete said back in the 1970s was completely true.The NBA and much of college basketball is filled with n—–s, the type of Black people that EVERYONE avoids in real-life and explicitly moves away from once a city or county has become too Black (it’s because the schools aren’t good anymore, right?).
Boycott Black Basketball. You never know when some of the players might enter the stands and attack you.