Let me start off by saying before my concept gets misinterpreted, that he’s doing the right thing.
All the way back in a LeBron piece I wrote 2 years ago, you’ll find that I was one of the few voices that denounced the NCAA as robber barons that exploited Black talent for fun and profit and I suggested that since this heinous system requires 18 year-old basketball players to either wait a year, play overseas, or spend a year playing in college, that those same players might as well play at HBCUs where they’ll increase those bottom lines and will meet nice young women that, if they eventually divorce, will at least keep the money in the community and not do the Tiger/OJ/eventually Serena “two babies and then dash” routine we’ve grown accustomed to witnessing.
And yeah, my racist ass would like LaVar Ball a lot more if his wife were a Black woman but I guess you have to take what you can get.
But this move was actually great.
For the record, I did like founding his own sneaker empire too, but that was more along the lines of sanity.
And again, let me make this point as well – since I’m making points – just because I’m calling LaVar Ball “insane” for preparing to start up a league that will offer top high school basketball talent the alternative of playing for him and earning as much as $10,000, doesn’t mean I don’t love it.
See, I’m one of those people that believes that all progress is made by the insane.
If you’ll recall, it was actually considered crazy – “drapetomania” was the word for it – for slaves to try to escape for freedom, so you can imagine how nutty the likes of Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey and Gabriel Prosser were projected as being.
And even if we take a gander at European history, we’ll find that many if not most people thought that ol Chris Columbus wasn’t wrapped too tight – which he wasn’t – but thank or curse God that he wasn’t, depending on your interpretation of this New World.
So yes, yes, yes, it’s right, brilliant even for Mr. Ball to come up with this plan.
I support him 100 percent.
However, I’m also afraid.
I mean, I’m not one of them niggas on Twitter talking about “protect LaVar Ball at all cost” because I’m aware that we had Malcolm, Martin, Medgar, Tupac, Biggie, and all the recent #BlackLivesMatter-inspiring murdered to protect and we ain’t do a bang up job of that.
What concerns me is that of all the Tweets I’ve read, only a few stalwart Negroes seem to realize how serious YT can be when you start talking about fucking with his cash.
I mean, we still live in a world where nobody asks questions behind the initially reported description of the incident, so there are actually people that believe in this likes of “Islamic Terror” or that 9/11 was really caused by Osama bin Laden or that this recent rash of sexual harassment claims hasn’t been put in place to distract us from a laundry list of atrocities that are taking place before our eyes but we’re not watching.
So I wonder what it is that’ll be thrown at Mr. Ball in order to derail him.
Cause that’s how they’re gonna come at him.
In a logical universe, those in terror of #Whitegenocide would be fucking to make more white babies, not trying to destroy all the non-whites that are currently here.
Similarly, in a logical world, the NCAA would start paying athletes on its own.