Greetings Brothas and Sistas. I have been a long time lurker here at the forums and finally decided to register today to get something off of my chest... I live in Austin close to a park with 2 basketball courts. I try to get out there about 2-3 times a week to recharge my body and mind, all the brothas out there seem to be on the same level, and it's pretty rare I see someone I don't know. But recently (for a few months), a white guy has started trying to play in our games. At first, I had no problem with this fact, because he probably wouldn't stay around for long, but recently more and more I see him there nearly every time I go. Our games used to flow well, they had rhythm and the players were in tune to the game, but it is painfully obvious to me as a proud melanin uplifted and enlightened individual that this man is upsetting the rhythm of our game. Every time I see a white man play basketball it is hard to watch... White ball is calculating and mental, rigid and stressful and mechanical. The white game has no soul, no rhythm. Worst yet, it is a vampiric game. When a white man steps onto a court of Black men it feels like his negative energy is poured into my brothas. I believe his negativity and evil nature can be absorbed by brothas who are in tune with the true universe. We absorb the sounds around us and become the rhythm of the song we hear because of our melanin, we are empowered by absorbing the rays of the sun because of our melanin, we are acutely aware of others' mental and physical anguish or emotion because we naturally absorb these forces from the universe around us. Why then would you assume we are not effected by the cold, rigid, structured, nature of the white man on the basketball court? Personally, when I see a white man playing our sport I feel as if he can never truly play with soul. Look at all the white players you see, their game is a microcosm of their true nature; although they may occasionally win, they never win with soul, they win with exploitation of weaknesses (mis-matches), they win with repetition (practicing jump shots over and over), they win with deception (excessive fouls, excessive fouling, cheating the score). I always try to avoid playing with white people, I just don't understand why some brothas will even pick them up to play... It is all too apparent that they negatively effect us on the court in many ways... I know that many I have talked to about this always agree with me, and yet I still see these brothas picking up white people to play on their team. I know this was a lot to read, but have any of you experienced the same phenomenon I'm referring to?