Tag Archives: NBA

EPSN Poll: 72% Say NBA Is Ready

It’s probably too late for us to freep this poll, but there’s an interactive map and not one state says the NBA isn’t ready for a gay player. The lowest result appears to be Mississippi at 58%. The highest is Vermont at 84%. (Tipped by JMG reader Rob)

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Today’s New York Daily News

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Jason Collins At Pre-Game Presser: I Know How To Play Basketball, I’m Ready
UPDATE: Standing Ovation As Collins Enters Game At Start Of Second Quarter

At this writing, the first quarter has ended and Collins has not yet entered the game. Fans and assholes are tweeting up a storm from the arena. UPDATE: Collins has entered the game. And THAT, folks, is LGBT history being made tonight. UPDATE II: Sports reporters on Twitter are calling it a standing ovation but the clip below only catches …

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About The Owner Of The Brooklyn Nets

The owner of the Brooklyn Nets is Russian banking and mining billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. In 2012 he ran for the Russian presidency against Vladimir Putin and won 8% of the vote. When he announced his candidacy in 2011, the NBA ruled that he could be president of Russia and still own an NBA team, citing the precedent of then-sitting US …

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Tweet Of The Day – Brooklyn Nets

That’s former NBA superstar and current Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd giving Collins his contract. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has issued a press release: “The return of Jason Collins to the Nets franchise is a milestone for all Brooklynites to celebrate. He began his career with this team, helping it win its first Eastern Conference titles in back-to-back …

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Jason Collins Signs With Brooklyn Nets, Might Play In Tonight’s Game Against LA

Yahoo Sports has the news: Jason Collins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports history, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Collins will be signed and available to play on Sunday when the Nets meet the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, sources …

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Brooklyn Nets Consider Jason Collins

ESPN reports that the Brooklyn Nets brought Jason Collins to a private training event in Los Angeles this week, spurring speculation that the team is considering signing him. Collins would become the second* openly gay active player in any major American professional sport. The first was pro soccer player Robbie Rogers, who returned to the sport last May after coming …

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NOM Has The SOTU Sadz

Posted today at NOM’s blog: Well, the President is singling out an athlete for special recognition at the State of the Union address this evening. We might have expected the President would invite one of the following, but shockingly it is none of these who will be so honored – despite their impressive roster of good deeds: [JMG – long …

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Dennis Rodman Apologizes: I Was Drunk

“I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae’s family. I want to apologize to my teammates and my management team. I also want to apologize to Chris Cuomo. I embarrassed a lot of people. I’m very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I’m truly sorry. I had been drinking. It’s not an excuse …

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Headline Of The Day

“The Portland Trail Blazers are in support of the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection ballot initiative. We do so as believers in individual choice as a fundamental right of all people.” Source. (Tipped by JMG reader Glenn)

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NBA Commissioner Slams Sports World For Staying Silent On Russia And Gays

“I’m gonna behave myself, for the record here, which is unlike me. But you know, the first phone call to the new head of the Olympics was from President Putin, and everyone wants to talk about the Russian law on homosexuality. Think about the opportunities that sports have to make a continuing statement, and the only thing that we’re saying …

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NBA Star Tim Hardaway Becomes First To Sign Florida Marriage Equality Petition

The Huffington Post reports: A former NBA star who once declared “I hate gay people” became the first person to sign a new petition seeking to legalize gay marriage in Florida. Tim Hardaway signed the first petition Wednesday night for Equal Marriage Florida, a fresh effort to repeal a 2008 state amendment banning same-sex unions. He added his name while …

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NBA Owner Joins Gay Sports Group

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has joined the advisory board of Athlete Ally, the group founded by collegiate wrestler Hudson Taylor to fight homophobia in sports.  Cuban made most of his fortune in 1999 when he sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.9B.

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GLSEN To Honor Jason Collins

Via press release from GLSEN: “We are incredibly proud to honor Jason Collins with our Courage Award,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN’s Executive Director. “His decision to come out is a game-changer for sports and will have a profound impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, particularly those who participate in or want to participate in …

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At Westboro’s NBA Protest

Happy Place reports: Meet homophobia’s nemesis. All the anti-gay bigotry in the world is no match for the sheer fabulousness of a cute, skinny boy with ripped abs and tiny shorts wearing an American flag for a cape. In response to Jason Collins coming out, the irritating vermin of the Westboro Baptist Curch showed up on Wednesday to protest in …

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NFL Player: Gays Shoudn’t Flaunt It

“Straight people are not announcing they’re straight, so why does everybody have to announce their sexuality or whatever? You know, what they prefer. So that’s just how I see it. That’s my opinion on things. All respect you know, I have nothing but respect for the people whoever decisions they make and whatever, but you know, you don’t have to …

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Barkley & Shaq Chat With Jason Collins

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Ken Hutcherson: Satan Loves Jason Collins

“The enemy has impeccable timing. Collins is being used as a pawn, in the most dangerous game of Russian roulette for his soul. Have you ever noticed that those who support the gay agenda don’t like Christians in sports, entertainment, or media? They really don’t like us anywhere at all. Let’s take Tim Tebow as a classic example. Tebow was …

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God H8s The NBA

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Jason Collins’ #98 Jersey: Top Seller

The Washington Wizards announced today that 100% of its online custom jersey sales in the last 48 hours have borne the name and number of Jason Collins. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins’ jerseys got a boost in online sales after he became the first openly gay athlete on a major U.S. team sport. Team spokesman Scott Hall told ABC News …

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