Tag Archives: basketball

Eminem Gets Cheered, Kid Rock Booed At NBA Game

The Detroit Free Press reports: Despite the less-than-sellout crowd — the arena was probably two-thirds full — those who arrived to christen the joint for basketball helped fill it with buzz. The atmosphere was helped by a slick, Pistons-colored light show and an unexpected showing from Eminem. The rapper took the microphone briefly and worked the crowd into a frenzy. ...

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NBA 2017 Champions: We Won’t Visit White House

Via press release from the Golden State Warriors: While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this morning to collaboratively discuss a potential visit to the White House, we accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the ...

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Trump Petulantly Withdraws White House Invite From NBA Star Who Already Said He Doesn’t Want To Go

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday said the “invitation is withdrawn” for Stephen Curry to visit the White House because the NBA All-Star “is hesitating.” All-Star Warriors guard Stephen Curry said this week he didn’t want the team to visit the White House to celebrate their NBA championship title. “I don’t want to go,” Curry told reporters on Friday. ...

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2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors Vote Unanimously To Decline White House Invitation

The Independent reports: The 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors unanimously decided as a team not to meet Donald Trump in the White House, as is custom for winning teams. The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to seal the hard-fought series 4-1. It is the second championship for the California team in three years, and the third consecutive NBA ...

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NBA Teams With GLSEN For LGBT Pride Jerseys

Stand by for the usual ranting sadz. Via press release from the NBA: In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, we’re excited to announce a collaboration between the NBA & WNBA, GLSEN, and our retail partner, Fanatics, where fans can choose from an exclusive line of Pride T-shirts featuring any NBA or WNBA team logo, with a portion of the proceeds ...

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Former WNBA Player: The League Is 98% Lesbian And I Left Because Of Their Anti-Straight Bullying [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Candice Wiggins had what many would consider a dream career in the WNBA. She was the No. 3 overall draft pick out of Stanford in 2008. She was named the league’s Sixth Woman of the Year as a rookie. She won a championship with the Minnesota Lynx. The success, Wiggins says now, hid a darker ...

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NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas: Drop That “Bathroom Bill” If You Want To Host Another All-Star Game

The Dallas Morning News reports: Put the NBA on the growing list of sports organizations warning Texas over its proposed transgender bathroom bill. In a statement to the Houston Chronicle last week, Spokesman Mike Bass said the NBA weighs a number of factors before choosing where to hold major events, including how fans and athletes will be treated. “We consider ...

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NCAA And NBA: Our North Carolina Boycott Is Still On

ESPN reports: Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the “bathroom bill” fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state. “The NCAA’s decision to withhold championships from North Carolina remains unchanged,” said NCAA spokesman Bob Williams in a ...

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How The Openly Gay President Of The Golden State Warriors Helped Get The NBA All-Star Game Moved

USA Today reports: In a ballroom at the Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas two weeks ago, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, team owners and high-ranking league executives attended a Board of Governors meeting to discuss league issues. In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful ...

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Franklin Graham: Boycott The NBA’s Advertisers

“It’s a shame that the NBA announced that they’re pulling their 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC. The fact is this—the North Carolina legislators and Governor Pat McCrory are exactly right for protecting the state’s women and children from pedophiles and sexually disturbed people who are looking for opportunities to take advantage. “This is basic common sense, but the NBA ...

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North Carolina Haters Have The NBA Sadz: Christians Are Being Blackmailed Out Of Their Peaceful Beliefs

“Under the direction of Adam Silver, a man who has advocated for the legalization of the evil and immoral practice of sports betting, it comes as no surprise that he now leads the NBA in a malicious scheme to score a wicked goal on North Carolina. “It’s simple despite the NBA’s objections and misrepresentation of HB 2. Men shouldn’t be ...

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Pat McCrory Has The NBA Sadz: Those Undemocratic Liberal And Business Elite Are Maligning North Carolina!

“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present. Twenty-one other states have joined North Carolina to challenge the ...

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APPLAUSE: LGBT Groups React To NBA All-Star Game Leaving North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From Equality North Carolina: North Carolina General Assembly leadership and Governor McCrory repeatedly ignored the warning bells as businesses, conferences and entertainers left the state. From the beginning, NBA leadership has been clear that HB2 creates an untenable situation and jeopardizes the safety and comfort of their fans. The withdraw of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte came as ...

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BREAKING: NBA To Move All-Star Game Over Hate Law

Sports Illustrated reports: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, with New Orleans emerging as the favorite to be the new host, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA had discussed moving the game in the wake of North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” legislation passed earlier this year that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. Formally known ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Duke University Basketball Team Faces Scheduling Problem Over Anti-LGBT Law

The 2015 national champion Duke Blue Devils have a “hole” in their basketball schedule due to North Carolina’s hate law. The Associated Press reports: The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there’s no opponent listed on that day in Duke’s schedule that was released Wednesday. Holly ...

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NBA Slams North Carolina’s Attempt To Fix Hate Law

Earlier this week LGBT activists denounced the attempt by North Carolina Republicans to “refine” the anti-transgender section of HB2. This afternoon the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets joined in. Their message: “We have been engaged in dialogue with numerous groups at the city and state levels, but we do not endorse the version of the bill that we understand is ...

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T-Shirts: GLSEN Teams Up With The NBA

Just in from GLSEN: Today, the NBA announced a partnership with Teespring, a leading on-demand commerce platform, and GLSEN on a 2-week campaign supporting LGBT Pride month. As part of this, Teespring will offer PRIDE shirts featuring all 30 NBA teams with officially licensed logos. Each will have a black background with the team logo emblazoned in rainbow. All of ...

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NBA Again Warns North Carolina About All-Star Game: We Need A Resolution By The End Of Summer

USA Today reports: If there isn’t satisfactory resolution to North Carolina House Bill 2 by the end of summer, Charlotte risks losing the 2017 All-Star Game, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Silver has expressed the league’s opposition to the controversial bill, which nullified local ordinances that gave protections and rights to ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Legend & Charlotte Hornets Owner Michael Jordan Opposes Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: With the threat of the NBA pulling its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in the wake of House Bill 2, Hornets owner Michael Jordan reinforced his franchise’s position against any form of discrimination. “As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we ...

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NBA To North Carolina: Repeal Your Anti-LGBT Law Or Charlotte Will Definitely Lose The All-Star Game

From the Charlotte Observer: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that if North Carolina’s LGBT law remains unchanged, the 2017 All-Star Game would have to be moved from Charlotte. Silver’s comments on the state’s controversial House Bill 2 came at the Associated Press Sports Editors’ commissioner meetings Thursday, according to attendees. Earlier in the day, Silver again called the law ...

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