A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 20, 2017
“What do you call a bunch of white guys sitting on a bench?"/"The NBA.”

A racial joke about white people and basketball is:

Q: What do you call a bunch of white guys sitting on a bench?
A: The NBA (National Basketball Association).


That is, the best players—the starters—are not white. The joke (sometimes regarded as offensive) has been cited in print since at least 2007 and has been printed on several images.


Wikipedia: National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the predominant men’s professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. NBA players are the world’s best paid athletes by average annual salary per player.

The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with its rival National Basketball League (NBL).

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Re: Are There Such Things As “White People Jokes?”
Mercury_31
09-02-2007, 07:19 PM
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What do you call a bunch of white guys sitting on a bench?
The NBA

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Re: Make your guess.
jmt999
11/6/08
Dear TommyG;
What do you call a bunch of White Guys sitting on a bench?
The NBA.

What do you call a bunch of White Guys in a bowl?
Crackers

What do you call 300 White Guys chasing One Black Guy?
The PGA Tour…

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Tempest Phebus
‏@AHHRealTempest
@shanedawson What do you call a bunch of white guys sitting on a bench?
The NBA
12:51 PM - 26 Mar 2009

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[Humor] White Jokes
Bear Bottoms
5/15/10
(...)
White Joke 14
What do you call a bunch of white guys sitting on a bench? The NBA

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What do you call 4 white people on a bench? The NBA
November 10, 2010 ·
Hey thanx for the support, suggest to friends please

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Grayson Anderson
‏@grayson1227
what do you call a bench full of white people? the nba
7:32 AM - 14 Apr 2016

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a bunch of white guys on a bench?
submitted September 9, 2016 by Daveflave
The NBA

Haha.Cafe
What do you call a bunch of white guys sitting on a bench
November 4, 2016
The NBA

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, February 20, 2017 • Permalink