Tag Archives: NBA

Sterling Banned From NBA For Life

The NBA commissioner just announced that Donald Sterling has been banned from the NBA for life. Sterling is being fined $2.5M and the commissioner added that the league will force him to sell the team. VIDEO: Watch the commissioner’s blistering statement.

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Sponsors Bail On LA Clippers

Less than 72 hours after racist comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling went public, the team has lost almost all of its corporate sponsors. The Chumash Casino, the presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles Clippers, jumped ship Monday along with used car dealership chain CarMax and airline Virgin America as advertisers pondered their partnerships with the team in …

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Taiwanese Animators On Donald Sterling

Watch for the Betty White shirt.

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LA Clippers Stage T-Shirt Protest

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HomoQuotable – John Aravosis

“It was only a few weeks ago that America was lecturing the gay community about its intolerance for intolerance, for objecting to a bigot (in fact, an anti-gay activist, Brendan Eich) running a major American corporation (in this case, the Mozilla Foundation). Republicans, including gay conservatives, were particularly upset that anyone would judge a man’s job performance, especially the man …

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Tweet Of The Day

“I brought a black guy to the game.” — Awesome sign by a Warriors fan. pic.twitter.com/hJg58qBJZS — NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) April 27, 2014

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Magic: I’m Boycotting The Clippers

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Obama: Clippers Owner Is “Ignorant”

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NBA Owner Donald Sterling To Girlfriend: Stop Bringing Black Friends To Games

The sports world erupted last night after TMZ posted an audio recording in which Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his girlfriend to stop bringing black friends to NBA games. TMZ Sports has obtained audio of Sterling making the racist declaration during a heated argument on April 9th with V. Stiviano … after she posted a photo on Instagram …

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Obama Appoints Jason Collins To Federal Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Council

Via White House press release: President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Jason Collins, Appointee for Member, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Jason Collins is a professional basketball player with the Brooklyn Nets, where he has played since 2014. Previously, he played for the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta …

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Jason Collins Lands Inside Cover Of TIME

Chelsea Clinton has written a Jason Collins profile for TIME’s most influential people issue. Via Today: TIME magazine unveiled its 11th annual “Time 100 Most Influential People in the World” issue on Thursday, with major — and controversial — figures from music, movies and the political world filling up a large portion of the list. Superstar Beyonce Knowles-Carter is on …

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NBA Auctions Signed Collins Jerseys

The NBA just emailed to tip me that they have launched an auction for autographed Jason Collin jerseys. Sales will benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation and GLSEN. Each jersey is authenticated by the NBA and MeiGray Game-Worn Authentication Program. MeiGray Group, the official game-worn partner of the NBA, offers collectors the highest standards of authenticity, integrity, and reliability for all …

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BROOKLYN: Cater-Waiter Sues Houston Rockets Over Homophobic Taunting

A New York City man is suing the NBA franchise Houston Rockets and a local catering company, claiming that he was suspended without pay in retaliation for complaining that Rockets players had taunted him with homophobic slurs while he set up a buffet in the visiting team locker room at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The incident happened early last year, prior …

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Brooklyn Nets Clinch Playoff Berth

Last night the Brooklyn Nets clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs with their 14th consecutive home win at Barclays Center, setting the stage for Jason Collins to add a another item to his list of first-ever accomplishments when he enters a playoff game with his Matthew Shepard-honoring jersey. Most of the hubbub about the NBA’s first openly gay …

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Jason Collins Staying With The Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Nets, who feel they’re getting everything they expected from Collins when they signed him for frontcourt depth Feb. 23, are already operating under the premise that the 34-year-old will finish the season with them even though his second 10-day deal …

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Freep This AFA Poll

Even though most of us probably wouldn’t know who Jason Collins is either, we’re going to say “YES” just to fuck with them again. (Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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BROOKLYN: Jason Collins Debuts In First Home Game, Sources Claim He Will Get Second 10-Day Contract

Via the Associated Press: A person with knowledge of the situation says the Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract. Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA’s first openly gay player, and it expires Tuesday. The Nets then will re-sign him for another 10 days on Wednesday, the person tells The Associated …

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NBA To Donate Proceeds From Jason Collins Jersey Sales To LGBT Groups

Via the Associated Press: The NBA plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Collins became the league’s first openly gay player when he signed with the Brooklyn Nets last Sunday, and his No. 98 jersey has been the top seller on NBAStore.com. He chose …

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Tweet Of The Day – Jason Collins

ESPN reports: Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins met privately with the parents and brother of the late Matthew Shepard following the team’s 112-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night at Pepsi Center. The player gave Dennis and Judy Shepard an autographed, No. 98 black and white jersey, and laughter could be heard throughout the 10-minute meeting. Collins, who …

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High Demand Moves NBA To Begin Selling Jason Collins’ Brooklyn Nets Jersey

ESPN reports: The jerseys were available at NBAStore.com and the NBA Store in Manhattan after the league received hundreds of inquiries both online and at the store, the spokesman said. Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, becoming the first active openly gay player in league history. The Nets can give Collins a second 10-day deal …

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