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  • All-You-Can-Eat Training Table: NCAA Approves UnLtd. Food After Napier Complains of 'Hungry Nights'

    04/16/2014 7:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 16, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Final Four most outstanding player Shabazz Napier complained on the eve of UConn's tournament win over Kentucky that he sometimes goes to bed "starving" as a student-athlete. The NCAA has heard the growls of Shabazz's stomach. The NCAA announced that schools can now provide student-athletes with unlimited food. The NCAA release called the Division 1 rule revision "an effort to meet the nutritional needs of all student-athletes." Prior to Tuesday's change, schools could provide their competitors with a stipend or dining hall pass good for three meals a day, a deprivation which sent Mr. Shabazz to sleep starving. Other changes...
  • More Than a Game: 6-on-6 Basketball in Iowa

    04/11/2014 1:04:45 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Iowa Public TV ^ | October 6, 2010
    In 1993, the era of girls' six-on-six basketball in Iowa came to an end. This one-hour IPTV documentary takes a look back at the game and what it meant to generations of girls who played it. One of the most acclaimed sports in Iowa history, six-on-six was especially popular in small towns. It was there that young women became queens of the court, where communities rallied behind their daughters, and where school leaders, mostly male, fought for girls' equality. Like no where else in the country, young women in Iowa have played the game of basketball for over a century....
  • DERRICK GORDON OPENLY SMILING (First Gay NCAA D-1 B'Baller)

    04/09/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 9, 2014 | David Gardner
    Derrick Gordon sat waiting outside the film room, his knee bouncing furiously up and down. He had wanted to tell his teammates something for more than a year, and now he was about to say it. And he knew that once he did, a lot of things would be different. ............................................... There was a pause. And then Kellogg, sensing that Gordon needed help, tried breaking the ice. "I wanted to let you all know I'm gay," the coach said. His players all looked at him, stunned. What? Gordon took his cue and spoke up. "No, he's not. But I am."
  • Report: Lawsuit alleges Rockets players harassed gay catering worker

    04/04/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    A food catering worker in Brooklyn alleges in a lawsuit that Houston Rockets players heaved anti-gay insults his way while setting up a buffet in the team's locker room last season at Barclays Center, the Daily News reported Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, alleges 28-year-old Rasean Tate heard these comments while his back was turned: "Get this f***** out of here!" and "He's trying to catch a sneaky peeky!"
  • Five Disturbing Observations About Kobe Bryant.

    04/01/2014 1:33:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    Like the rest of the world, I was stunned to hear Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant argue that it was somehow an unecessary burden for a black man to stand in support of the late Trayvon Martin. If anything, the Trayvon Martin case brought black people together in ways that we haven’t seen since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The case was clear cut: Trayvon had no weapon. He wasn’t bothering anybody. He was stalked out and murdered for appearing to look like a “thug.” George Zimmerman is a free man and later showed that he...
  • Fans riot on University Boulevard after Elite Eight loss

    03/31/2014 5:28:01 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 12 replies
    Arizona Daily Wildcat ^ | 03/30/14 | Jazmine Foster-Hall
    <p>Crowds on University Boulevard have disbanded after Tucson Police Department officers used force on rioting fans.</p> <p>Riot police formed a line across University Boulevard following the conclusion of the basketball game. Officers on motorcycles circled fans lined up along University Boulevard. Fans then began throwing smoke bombs, beer and other objects at the line of police.</p>
  • Kobe Bryant: Najee Ali’s Project Islamic Hope is Coming for You Over Trayvon Comments: Boycott!

    03/27/2014 7:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    EURWeb ^ | March 27, 2014 | Staff
    *Civil rights activist Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., is calling for a boycott of all products that NBA All-star Kobe Bryant endorses. This includes his jerseys, and signature gym shoes. The call for the national boycott is in response to Bryant’s negative comments concerning the Miami Heat’s support of the Trayvon Martin family. In the March 31 issue of the New Yorker. Bryant discussed life and race with Ben McGrath. When McGrath asked Bryant’s opinion on the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity with Martin in the now iconic “hoodie” photo, the LA Lakers star stated: “I won’t react...
  • Mitch McConnell Lost March Madness, Miserably

    03/26/2014 1:13:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/26 | Joe Coscarelli
    Just days before local rivals Louisville and Kentucky face off in the Sweet 16, the state's senior senator, Mitch McConnell, released an ad for his reelection that called out "socialist notions" and climaxed with a quick clip of a blue-and-white basketball team celebrating its NCAA championship. It was Duke. "Obviously we were horrified by the error and quickly changed it," said UK alumnus and McConnell spokesperson Allison Moore. But the new edit failed, too. A second version featuring star freshman Julius Randle dunking was quickly swapped in, only to be hit with a cease-and-desist from the University of Kentucky for...
  • EXCLUSIVE emails: J.J. Redick badgered girlfriend after abortion, used racial slurs

    03/25/2014 11:22:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    JILL STANEK ^ | Jill Stanek
    In July 2013 MediaTakeOut.com broke the story that basketball star J.J. Redick had initiated an “abortion contract” with then girlfriend Vanessa Lopez to abort their baby. The contract stated the couple would attempt to ”maintain a social and/or dating relationship” for one year after the abortion, and if Redick reneged he would pay Lopez $25,000. Redick and Lopez signed the abortion contract the morning of her abortion, September 13, 2007. Lopez was never to see Redick again, but she never attempted to collect the $25,000. Paparazzi discovered the abortion contract in court documents. Neither Redick nor Lopez had anything to...
  • Moscow Nyets? Brooklyn Nets Owner to Relocate Parent Company to Russia

    03/25/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | March 24, 2014 | Matt Egan
    Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov on Monday reiterated plans to relocate the company that owns the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets to Russia as Washington and Moscow continue to trade sanctions. The comments come as the Kremlin has called on Russian businessmen to repatriate assets to help offset the economic and financial penalties from West. A law approved by the Kremlin last year prohibits Russians who are seeking top government posts from holding bank accounts or direct shareholdings in companies abroad. “A Russian company will own the basketball club,” Prokhorov said on Monday, according to Reuters. “This (move) does not violate any NBA...
  • Cuban: NFL issues go beyond TV

    03/25/2014 4:55:23 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 25, 2014 | Tim MacMahon
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban elaborated on his controversial opinion that the NFL "is 10 years away from an implosion" in a 1,585-word Facebook post published Monday night, upping the ante to include player safety and behavioral issues as additional threats to pro football's future. Cuban's comments about the NFL on Sunday night focused on what he perceives as "greed" by the country's most popular sports league. He contended that the oversaturation of the NFL's expanding television package would eventually turn off fans. That subject was the third of five points in Cuban's Facebook post to explain his prediction for...
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Sweet !!!
  • CBS: White Basketball Player Is Basically Jesus

    03/20/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/20 | Jonathan Chait
    I wrote earlier today about how sports-media and announcers project certain virtues — smarts, toughness, hard work — onto white athletes, using coverage of my alma mater, Michigan, as a case study. But there's probably no better example than Aaron Craft, point guard for Ohio State. Craft is a pretty good basketball player. He's strong and quick and plays fantastic defense. His jump shot is atrocious. Basketball announcers tend to treat him as the embodiment of all that is good and decent in sports. That habit was on display today, thankfully, for the last time ever, in Ohio State's last-second...
  • Putin Redraws Russian Borders; Obama Unveils Bracket Picks

    03/19/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    news.nom.co ^ | 1/19/14 | staff
    From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:Perhaps Obama Will Play the Fiddle at Tonight’s Democratic FundraisersToday’s Headlines, from Moscow…In a gilded Kremlin hall used by czars, Vladimir Putin redrew Russia’s borders Tuesday by declaring the Crimean Peninsula part of the motherland -- provoking a surge of emotion among Russians who lament the loss of empire
  • The Game That Saved March Madness (Georgetown-Princeton 1989)

    03/19/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sean Gregory and Alexander Wolff
    I see the rim. I see the rim. A quarter century later, Bob Scrabis can still see the rim. Seven seconds remained in that first round 1989 NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Georgetown when Scrabis, the Tigers’ captain and lone senior, raised up to shoot the basketball. Before the game Scrabis’ own coach, the chronic pessimist Pete Carril, had set the betting line. “I think we’re a billion-to-one to win the whole tournament,” he said. “To beat Georgetown, we’re only 450 million to one.”
  • President Obama's Final 4 revealed

    03/19/2014 2:28:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/19/14
    President Barack Obama, the nation's first basketball fan, took marker to bracket with ESPN again at the White House and selected defending tournament champion Louisville, No. 1 overall seed Florida, top seed Arizona and Michigan State to advance to this year's NCAA men's Final Four. The paths Obama took to arrive at his 2014 Final Four, an event that has come to be known as "Barack-etology", were revealed on SportsCenter at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday. The president's complete picks -- this is the sixth consecutive year he's made them with ESPN's Andy Katz -- will be announced Wednesday on the...
  • The miracle Michigan prep basketball playoff game-winner you have to see to believe

    03/13/2014 10:02:41 PM PDT · by rawhide · 3 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-13-14 | Ben Rohrbach
    Well, this is about the most ridiculous game-winning buzzer-beater you'll ever see. At any point from the moment the ball fired toward the backboard, ricocheted off the glass, bounced once off the floor and sailed passed the 3-point line, a Middleton (Mich.) Fulton High player could have glanced a fingernail across the ball, and the 0.8 seconds left on the clock would have run out. Instead, nobody got a hand on the ball until it ended up in Dustin Neyer's hands -- mid-air, mind you -- and the Mt. Pleasant (Mich.) Sacred Heart senior shooting guard shot the ball back...
  • He Lost a Bet, but He Won a Date!

    03/13/2014 5:43:12 PM PDT · by rawhide · 4 replies
    Andrew Wilcox never loses to his younger brother Ben in basketball, except for that one time he made a bet. About a month ago, the 24-year-old in Provo, Utah challenged his sibling to a round of one-on-one, noting that the loser would have to stand on a busy intersection and dance for a half hour. Turns out, Andrew was the loser. Playing the best out of three, Ben, 22, won every single basketball game. Thus, Andrew found himself booty-popping, flipping and break dancing on a cement island downtown, as documented in a YouTube video going viral this week. "I was...
  • Bullying accusations continue against BU coach

    03/12/2014 6:29:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bob Hohler
    One basketball player at Boston University said she felt so emotionally damaged by her coach she considered suicide. Another player said the coach, Kelly Greenberg, treated her so poorly she sought mental health care. And two other players said Greenberg’s emotional abuse ruined their love of the sport. All four women walked away from the BU women’s basketball team this academic year, an exodus that has renewed questions about Greenberg’s treatment of her student-athletes — and her future at the school.
  • Jimmer Fredette, Kings near buyout

    02/25/2014 11:26:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 25, 2014 | Staff
    The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are working on a buyout of his contract, according to multiple reports. Fredette would be a free agent if he clears waivers. Yahoo Sports first reported the sides were working on a buyout. The Kings drafted Fredette with the 10th pick in 2011 after a sensational run at BYU, where he won The Associated Press' player of the year award his senior season. Fredette never lived up to the fanfare in Sacramento, though the franchise's instability -- playing for three different coaches and two different ownership groups -- didn't help his cause.
  • Arkansas rewards Bill Clinton '42' jersey while honoring 1994 title team

    02/16/2014 4:43:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 15, 2014 | Matt Norlander
    Bill Clinton is no stranger to college basketball. Going back decades, the 42nd president of the United States has been a loyal Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He grew up in the state, and during his presidency in the 1990s became the first sitting American president to attend a Final Four. (And is still the only one to do so.) Arkansas held a day of appreciation, nostalgia and tribute on Saturday. The program celebrated its 20-year anniversary of winning the 1994 national title by bringing in a bunch of older, familiar faces back. Nolan Richardson, who coached the Hogs to that title,...
  • Obama Sits Down With Charles Barkley

    02/15/2014 10:22:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 14, 2014 | Melissa Clyne
    An unlikely celebrity will make a television appearance at the NBA All-Star Game this weekend: President Barack Obama. The commander-in-chief sat for an interview Thursday with NBA legend Charles Barkley, Politico reports. The interview with Obama, a noted basketball fan and longtime Chicago Bulls devotee, will air at half-time Sunday evening on TNT. The cable network tweeted a brief teaser of the president plugging the game and TNT. ---snip--- The substance of Obama's interview has not been made public but there's speculation that Barkley — known for making provocative political commentary on air — may have veered into politics. While...
  • Media too quick to label Texas Tech fan a racist

    02/14/2014 6:48:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 13, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    Last Saturday, Marcus Smart, a 19-year-old Oklahoma State player, shoved a fan (as in perfect attendance fanatic) named Jeff Orr, a 52-year-old who apparently chooses to devote his time and money to closely following Texas Tech basketball, which is played by kids. There are tons of Jeff Orrs. I don’t get it, and the more I see it — and it’s everywhere — the less I get it. There are thousands of otherwise well-adjusted adults who just can’t get close enough to college basketball teams. They begin to pant; their hearts go pitter-patter.
  • Basketball player with Down syndrome wows crowd (amazing, watch what happens)

    02/10/2014 4:55:35 PM PST · by rawhide · 11 replies
    y sports minute ^ | 2-10-14 | By Angela Sun
    There was no shortage of emotion on display when Kevin Grow got a chance to play for the Bensalem (Pa.) Fighting Owls late in the fourth quarter against Neshaminy (Pa.) Saturday. After all, the senior with Down syndrome has been the basketball team's beloved manager for four straight years. But from the look and sound of it on You Tube, no one in the crowd could have scripted this game's finish
  • Depleted Lakers forced to keep fouled-out Sacre on court during crazy night in Cleveland

    02/06/2014 6:35:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 06 2014, 9:22 AM EST
    “When I got my sixth foul, I was just like, ‘Oh, dang!’ Then I got to come back in, so I thought it was something special. I didn’t know what was going on.”
  • Ex-La Salle, NBA star Tom Gola, 81, dies

    01/27/2014 8:42:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via NBA.com ^ | January 27, 2014
    A Philly hoops legend, Tom Gola was one of only two players to win an NIT, NCAA and NBA title. Tom Gola, the Hall of Fame basketball player who led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, still holds the Division I record for career rebounds and helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the 1956 NBA championship, died Sunday. He was 81... Late UCLA coach John Wooden called Gola the "greatest all-round basketball player" ever...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Korea’s near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • Dummy Dennis Rodman on his BBF's Dictatorship, Death Camps, and Executions-by-Dog: "NOT MY JOB!"

    01/06/2014 3:25:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 49 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
     -adds North Korea 'not that bad...' Celebrity clown and unintelligible drunkard Dennis 'Worm' Rodman arrived today in Pyongyang along with some fellow ex-NBA players he scraped-up (inc. Vin Baker and Cliff Robertson) for an exhibition basketball game- and who better to marshal such an event than an exhibitionist tool who wouldn't dream of doing anything to hurt this latest avenue to attention? The NBA all-stars are set to play the Nork's senior national team on Wednesday, although the original sponsor of Worm's planned exhibition game and DPRK basketball training camp bailed when the Boy King threatened South Korea with annihilation and thew Uncle Jang...
  • Southern Illinois' basketball team is stuck in snow

    01/05/2014 9:42:37 PM PST · by SeminoleCounty · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 5, 2014 | Scott Coleman
    The bus driving Southern Illinois' basketball team home from a road game got stuck in a ditch along Interstate 57 on Sunday night. Illinois has been pounded by snow since New Year's Day. According to an ESPN report, the bus got stuck after the driver pulled off the road with hopes of waiting out the snowstorm. Once the driver tried to get the bus back on the road, it was immovable. The highway was closed at this point, and they were unable to get a tow. They likely won't get back to campus until Monday morning after taking on Illinois...
  • Rodman picks team for North Korea basketball exhibition

    01/05/2014 2:23:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2014
    Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to play an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Rodman will lead the team that includes former NBA All-Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, and Vin Baker. Craig Hodges, Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith are on the team, as well. They will play against a top North Korean senior national team on Wednesday, marking Kim Jong Un's birthday. Rodman is the highest profile American to meet Kim since the leader inherited power from his father in late 2011.
  • Vern Mikkelsen, Basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 85

    11/22/2013 11:40:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | November 22, 2013 | Charley Walters
    Vern Mikkelsen, a Basketball Hall of Fame forward who starred for Hamline and the Minneapolis Lakers, died Thursday night at age 85 at his home in Wayzata... The 6-foot-7 Mikkelsen was a territorial draft selection by the Lakers in 1949, joining another future Hall of Famer, center George Mikan. Mikkelsen became a six-time NBA All-Star in his 10 seasons, all with Minneapolis, averaging 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds...
  • Jason Collins, Openly Gay and Still Unsigned, Waits and Wonders

    10/10/2013 7:04:28 PM PDT · by mykroar · 49 replies
    NY Times.com ^ | 10/10/2013 | HARVEY ARATON
    LOS ANGELES — Since making the announcement last spring that he is a gay professional basketball player, Jason Collins has been widely praised, received much support and made many new friends. But with training camp for a new season under way, he has been waiting for a call from an N.B.A. team. Any N.B.A. team. When Collins, 34, a 7-foot center, wrote his coming-out cover story for Sports Illustrated — “my declaration,” he said — he proudly spoke of having been called a pro’s pro for his team-first, lunch-pail style. Never a star, he has nonetheless had a career spanning...
  • Boys could be spiked from New York high school girls' volleyball team

    09/27/2013 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 27 Sep 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two boys playing on a girls’ volleyball team at a New York high school could see their playing time spiked when league officials consider modifying a rule that allows them to play with the fairer sex. Seniors Andrew Lafortezza and Jason Elbaum both played for the co-ed volleyball club last season at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua. But due to budgetary constraints, the Quakers were unable to field a boys’ team this year, prompting the teens to seek a spot on the girls’ squad, which they earned after receiving approval from league officials in August. ... Kim Cleary, the...
  • ABA star Zelmo Beaty dead at 73

    09/08/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2013 | Tim Bontemps
    Zelmo Beaty, a combined five-time NBA and ABA All-Star and a member of the ABA’s All-Time Team, died Saturday at the age of 73.
  • LeBron James to produce sitcom

    09/03/2013 9:11:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 9 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- After LeBron James won his second NBA championship this year, he talked about the improbability of his journey -- ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner city. Now James plans to explore that theme as part of "Survivor's Remorse," a new show he's developing with Starz. While he won't star in the half-hour sitcom, the Miami Heat superstar will be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame -- one is an NBA star and one...
  • Report: Lamar Odom missing for past three days, feared to be on ‘drug binge’

    08/25/2013 4:32:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Brian Kotloff
    NBA forward Lamar Odom has “vanished” and is feared to be hiding out while on a crack cocaine binge, TMZ is reporting. TMZ reported on Saturday that Odom has had a drug problem for the past two years. Odom’s “hardcore drug abuse” has led to the deterioration of his marriage, a three-week stint in rehab last August and the Kardashian family staging an intervention, according to the report.
  • Former Mavericks dancer Erbie Bowser's rampage leaves 4 slain, 2 injured, police say

    08/08/2013 7:07:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    DeSOTO, Texas — A mother and her teenage daughter were among four people fatally shot at two Dallas-area homes in a domestic dispute blamed on a man caught at the second crime scene. Dallas and DeSoto police on Thursday said charges are pending against Erbie Bowser. Two youths were wounded at each of the homes.
  • Say It Ain't So. Derrick Sharp Is Leaving Israel

    08/01/2013 7:46:12 PM PDT · by idov · 1 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | Dov Ivry
    If you are basketball fan you might be interested in the story of Derrick Sharp, a black American from Orlando, Fla., who stands only six feet tall and who arrived in Israel in the mid 90s to play in a third tier league, and in the course of time transformed himself into a beloved folk hero and Israel's most celebrated athlete.
  • AAU team dons 'I AM TRAYVON' shirts at tournament in Las Vegas

    07/25/2013 4:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 25, 2013 | Matt Norlander
    From left, members of Game Elite: John Carlos Reyes, Avery Patterson, Antonio Lang, Shawntrez DavisLAS VEGAS -- They strolled into the auxiliary gym at Rancho High School with backpacks on and the message clear on their shirts: I AM TRAYVON. Every player on Game Elite's 17U squad was donning the T-shirts during warm-ups and didn't remove them until it was time to tip. The AAU program based out of Atlanta first displayed the shirts Wednesday night, and per program co-director Ryan Falker, they'll wear the shirts before and after games for the duration of their stay for tournament play in...
  • Kevin Durant Talks Baptism At Hillsong NYC Church

    06/25/2013 2:19:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Christine Thomasos
    Kevin Durant, the 24-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder star forward, recently shared his love for Jesus Christ and baptism story at Hillsong Church in New York City. Durant may play basketball in Oklahoma City, but the basketball star revealed why he wanted Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz to guide him spiritually. Durant admitted that he was drawn to Lentz because of the way he treated people and liked the fact that the pastor was unfazed by his celebrity. "I thought you were weird first of all," Durant said while visiting Hillsong and speaking at the service last Sunday. "Where I come...
  • [Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat

    06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I
    Game Seven. In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words. And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty. Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two...
  • Report: Obama Admin Asking NBA to Help Sell Obamacare

    06/19/2013 5:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | June 19, 2013 | Staff
    The Obama administration is reportedly asking the NBA and other sports leagues to help it sell Obamacare to the public. According to a report in Politico, "Massachusetts officials who have been in contact with the administration" said Obama's team "plans to push the new coverage options" by potentially partnering with the NBA. The NBA declined to comment on the potential deal that could put superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in advertisement campaigns. Further, such a deal could enable the Obama administration to use the NBA logo on Obamacare advertisements. As Politico notes, the NBA is appealing to the...
  • Police: B-Ball Player Disputes Foul Call with AK-47

    06/17/2013 8:19:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies
    http://fortstewart.patch.com ^ | 06/17/2013 2:50 pm | Ryan Smith
    A Glennville man was cited for disorderly conduct June 11 after allegedly brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle at a Hinesville basketball court during a dispute over a foul call. Hinesville police were dispatched to the Liberty County Recreation Department basketball courts after receiving a report that a man had pulled an AK-47 out of the trunk of his car and threatened another man with it. When police arrived, they found the area “very crowded,” according to the report. They were told that the man who had produced the gun was sitting on the bleachers. Police made contact with the man,...
  • Now We Know Why Jason Kidd Gave Up $6 Million To Become Coach Of The Brooklyn Nets

    06/13/2013 7:53:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/13/2013 | CORK GAINES
    Jason Kidd surprised some when he retired from the Knicks with two years and $6 million left on his contract. But now, the 19-year NBA player will be the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. It turns out, Kidd will make more money coaching the Nets. In addition, the NBA says Kidd can play for the Nets if he wants and if the Nets need a player. Kidd's contract with the Nets is 4-years, $10.5 million with $7.5 million guaranteed according to Peter Vecsey. NBA sources also told Marc Berman of the New York Post that Kidd is free...
  • Brittney Griner says Baylor told her to keep her homosexuality private

    05/18/2013 6:06:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Former Baylor women’s basketball star Brittney Griner, who acknowledged she was gay in an interview with SI.com’s Maggie Gray last month, said Bears coach Kim Mulkey told her not to be open publicly about her sexuality because it would hurt recruiting, according to ESPN.com.
  • NBA in no position to offer insight on Collins’ sexuality

    05/03/2013 11:21:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 3, 2013 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    Let’s give David Stern the benefit of his clout. This week, when he and Commissioner-in-waiting Adam Silver, in a released statement, provided Jason Collins their support and approval as an “exemplary member of the NBA family,” they might have come at it through a different door. They might have instead released the following: “You’re kidding, right? How could we possibly have the audacity to pass judgment on Collins’ decision to reveal that he’s gay — to offer our official position and blessings on his lifestyle — when the league indulges, suffers and excuses just about every act in The Big...
  • MoveOn.org Petition: ESPN Must 'Immediately Suspend' Broussard for 'Gay Bashing'

    05/01/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | May 1, 2013 | Tony Lee
    MoveOn.org has started a petition to get ESPN reporter Chris Broussard immediately suspended from the network for comments he made regarding Jason Collins's homosexuality, which Broussard said was a sin according to his personal Christian beliefs. The group said Broussard was engaging in "gay bashing." The petition reads: Chris Broussard's hateful attack on Jason Collins for being gay was an unacceptable misrepresentation of the Christian faith. ESPN must immediately suspend Chris Broussard and guarantee that their network will never again be used for gay bashing. In its "petition background" statement, the left-wing organization says that after Jason Collins "emphasized the...
  • 'I had no idea he was gay': Jason Collins' ex-fiancee and partner of eight years

    04/30/2013 12:11:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
    The former fiancee of NBA star Jason Collins said today she had no idea that he was gay, despite dating him for eight years. Carolyn Moos, 34, broke up with Collins - who became the first openly gay, active player when he came out yesterday - in 2009 when he cancelled their wedding, leaving her heartbroken and confused. The 6'5" former WNBA player said she was shocked when Collins delivered the news to her last weekend and confessed that was the real reason he ended their relationship.
  • Jason Collins vs. the voice of locker-room ignorance

    04/30/2013 6:52:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 29, 2013 | Dave Hyde
    Thank goodness for new Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace's quick fingers. "All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH,'' Wallace tweeted Monday. Thank goodness he explained in 140 quickly-erased characters why it took until 2013 for the first active gay athlete to announce himself in a team sport.
  • Boston Bombers basketball team to change name

    04/24/2013 12:18:14 PM PDT · by xp38 · 18 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 24 2013 | QMI Agency
    A semi-pro women's basketball team has decided to change its name after last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon. The Boston Bombers, whose black, red and white logo featured a cartoon bomb with a wick and basketball grooves, decided after last Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon to change their moniker, Gawker reports. "We changed it due to events Monday," a team spokesperson told Gawker in an e-mail. "Our fans (were) not happy with the name." The team, which plays in the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League, plans to unveil their new name this week, Gawker reports. Their website, bostonbombersbasketball.com,...