Tag Archives: NBA

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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NBA Clarifies: No Decision On All-Star Game

Apparently all of us misunderstood the commissioner earlier today. From the NBA: “During a media availability earlier today following the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting, Commissioner Adam Silver clarified that the NBA remains deeply concerned about its ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, in light of recent legislation that discriminates against the LGBT community. …

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NBA: We’re Not Moving The All-Star Game

NBC Charlotte reports: The NBA Board of Governors met Thursday in New York and on the table for discussion: the 2017 All-Star Game. Controversy from HB2 has put Charlotte’s chances of hosting in jeopardy. It’s the biggest event the city, even the state, has hosted since the Democratic National Convention in 2012. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday that while …

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Charles Barkley: The NBA Should Move Their All-Star Game From Charlotte Over North Carolina’s Hate Law

“I think the NBA should move the All-Star game from there next year. As a black person I’m against any form of discrimination, against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it. It’s my job, with the position of power that I’m in and being able to be on television, I’m supposed to stand up for the people …

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Linda Harvey: Boycott The NFL & The NBA

“North Carolina’s GOP leaders did not cave to pressure from the NBA, now proudly inclusive of depravity, which threatened to move the All-Star game. What happened to real men in pro sports? Or are their spiteful lesbian lawyers calling the shots? Time for some boycotts, sports fans. The battle in Atlanta came from homosexual allies in the business community, with …

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Atlanta City Council To NBA: OUR Anti-LGBT Hate Bill Is Vetoed, So Give Us Charlotte’s All-Star Game

We love this. From Atlanta’s ABC affiliate: Atlanta Council members are calling on the NBA to move the All-Star game to Atlanta. Next year’s game is set for Charlotte, North Carolina. But North Carolina just passed a state law that requires people to use the bathroom associated with the gender of their birth, not the gender with which they identify. …

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NBA Threatens To Move 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte Over North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

Sports Illustrated reports: Recent anti-LGBT legislation in North Carolina could impact the NBA’s ability to host the 2017 All-Star game in Charlotte, the league announced Thursday. “The NBA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all who attend our games and events,” the statement reads. “We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles …

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Lesbian Proposal At NBA Game [VIDEO]

From Athlete Ally: “We love these basketball fans! Watch this adorable gay couple get engaged at this weekend’s Atlanta Hawks game.” Hit the link if the video won’t display for you.

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NBA Referee Bill Kennedy Comes Out Days After League Suspends Player For Calling Him A “Faggot”

Via Yahoo Sports: Bill Kennedy, one of the NBA’s top referees, has revealed he is gay. “I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man,” Kennedy told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night. “I am following in the footsteps of others who have self-identified in the hopes that will send a message to …

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Jason Collins Signs With Yahoo Sports

Outsports has the announcement from Yahoo: At Yahoo Sports, we’re always look to guide our readers to the best, most relevant, original content we can. And today I’m happy to welcome the latest addition to our lineup, former NBA player Jason Collins. Jason will provide original video programming for the Yahoo Sports studio including basketball analysis for both the upcoming …

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POLL: 73% Back Gay Athletes

Via the Public Religion Research Institute: Roughly three-quarters (73%) of Americans say they would support a professional sports team signing a gay or lesbian athlete, while about 1-in-5 (19%) say they would oppose this action. There is broad support for a professional sports team signing a gay or lesbian athlete across demographic and political groups, including 66% of Republicans, 75% …

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NBA’s MLK Spot Features Jason Collins

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Jason Collins Retires From NBA

“It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports. And it has been nine months since I signed with the Nets and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear in a game in one of those leagues. It feels …

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New From Florida Gov. Rick Scott

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Brooklyn Nets Advance In Playoffs

Next up for the Nets are defending NBA champions Miami Heat.

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LOS ANGELES: Chapter Head Of NAACP Resigns Over Donald Sterling Scandal

CNN reports: The Donald Sterling scandal has claimed collateral damage: the president of the NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter. Leon Jenkins resigned Thursday, after the civil rights group came under fire for its plans to present a lifetime achievement award to the Los Angeles Clippers owner. The NAACP chapter rescinded its offer Monday after Sterling’s racist remarks came to light. But …

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Tweet Of The Day – GQ Magazine

The Tea People are furious.

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David Geffen Might Buy The Clippers

Gay billionaire and Hollywood mogul David Geffen is reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers. Earlier today the commissioner of the NBA ordered Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team. Via the Wall Street Journal: With a potential sale on the horizon, attention turned to possible buyers, such as Ron Burkle, founder of private-equity firm Yucaipa Cos. and …

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Celebs Praise NBA Commissioner

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Andrew Sullivan On Sterling’s Ban

“If Brendan Eich had made comments telling his friends to keep away from faggots, if he’d used any such terminology or had ever been shown to have discriminated against gays in the workplace or in his daily interactions, then his case would be very similar. But no such comments are in the public or private record, and there’s zero evidence …

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