NEWS & UPDATES
We are excited for the first game of the season.
Join Us Dec 1st @ 7 PM!!
Fear The Lightning
ABA Basketball Team
The Pensacola Lightning is one of the A.B.A.'s (American Basketball Association) newest franchises and we’re excited to showcase our exciting and entertaining brand of basketball while creating a successful and winning culture in the same fashion as our Professional Sports Teams in the Pensacola area.
Come out and enjoy one of our games. It’s your City and your Players.
Our Core Values
Trust - The glue that binds our team together and empowers us to achieve more as a unit than we can as individuals. When players have trust and confidence not only in their own abilities but those of their teammates and coaching staff.
Commitment - The commitment to do what it takes to win and to buy into a cause that is greater than yourself. To envision the motto of “One Team One Goal”.
Integrity - The recognition and initiative to do the right thing not just by our actions in the basketball court but outside the court.
Vision - The ability to look beyond what’s in front of us and commit to the long run. The ability to recognize that our process will succeed.
Message From Our Owner:
Speaking as a black man in America who has also served in the United States Marine Corps it can be difficult to rise above your circumstances and yet still be attacked, hated, or killed for no other reason than your skin color. For me and my family, all I’ve ever wanted was to be given a fair chance and a level playing field to demonstrate our talents and skills. That’s why I am appreciative of the ABA, as it has a diverse group of owners that contains various genders and ethnicities. The ABA gives people like me the opportunity to actually own a semi-professional basketball team. I look at the peaceful protests and seemingly volatile riots going on right now in our country, and while I do not wholeheartedly agree with the looting or vandalizing portion, I understand that people are outraged and frustrated. As a black parent in America, I too have had important conversations with my two sons at a very young age about growing up as a black male and how they would be treated differently by others because of the color of their skin, especially by SOME in law enforcement. I am honestly not surprised at what’s going on with law enforcement as it has been going on for years but now there is the necessary light being shined on the unethical treatment of blacks. Yes, there are GOOD officers but BAD officers make it tougher for those who truly want to make a change. I believe in the rights of the people and the right to express your views in the right way. Black Lives Matter and without that statement, all lives matter would not be true. We are more than just a game, lives are changed and have proven that opportunity and inclusion work; that people of all colors, creeds, and religions can work together with one common goal by treating one another with dignity, respect, and understanding. I am praying that we can get through this together with new allies who now have a better understanding of exactly what the peaceful protesters are trying to convey without media misinformation.
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