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One and Done

Many of us have managed to emerge from the cocoon of four days of March Madness, only to arrive at work or school or wherever our Monday duties lead us with busted brackets and memories of incredibly close games and buzzer beaters. Many of the Goliath basketball programs–the Dukes (yea!), the Kansases, the North Carolinas, […]

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Jason Collins says one NBA player taunted him for being gay

Jason Collins said that one opponent has taunted him since becoming the first openly gay player in the NBA.  He says doesn’t want to make a big deal about it, or give the “knucklehead” any attention. 

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Jason Collins signed to Nets for rest of season

The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins for the remainder of the NBA season. Collins, who was signed to the team on a 10-day contract, averaged 9.8 minutes per game off the bench in eight appearances since his debut against the Los Angeles Lakers last month. 

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Jason Collins’ Nets jersey No.1 seller on NBA.com

Earlier this week, NBA star Jason Collins made history once again when he became the first openly-gay NBA player. He signed a 10 day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, and suited up for their game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. Now his jersey is the No. 1 seller on NBA.com. 

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Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins making him the NBA’s first openly gay player

Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete out of the country’s four major professional sports on Sunday. Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. 

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Brooklyn Nets may sign Jason Collins, making him the first openly-gay NBA player

The Brooklyn Nets worked out with center Jason Collins, who if signed to the team, would become the NBA’s first openly gay player. Collins came out last year when he was a free agent. He has not been picked up by a team, but General Manager Billy King said he was told Collins is “in […]

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Charles Barkley: ‘the public is more homophobic than the locker room’

In light of former MU football player Michael Sam’s coming out, everyone has been talking about homosexuality and sports. During an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” the former NBA star and sports commentator spoke out about homophobia, and said that the public is more intolerant than professional players. 

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Memphis Grizzles draft 8-year-old with cerebal palsy

An 8-year-old boy’s wish came true when the Memphis Grizzles drafted him as an official member of the squad. On December 29, 2013, Charvis Brewer became the youngest player ever drafted by an NBA team. 

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After 17 seasons, Violet Palmer still remains sole female NBA referee

In 1997, Violet Palmer was given the opportunity to officiate basketball games at the national level. She became the first female NBA referee that year, and remains to be the only woman in the position. She’s faced countless forms or adversity and discrimination, but has never given up.

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Despite consistent injuries, Derrick Rose vows to never stop playing basketball

All eyes have been on Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose since his days at Simeon Vocational Career Academy. He made history as the NBA’s youngest most valuable player ever. But it’s Rose’s injuries that have kept him in the spotlight in recent months. The latest one happened just a couple of weeks ago, when Rose […]

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