Source: AP / ESPN PHOENIX — Looking up to someone for one of the few times in her basketball life, Brittney Griner leaned into the 7-foot man in front of her, watching and listening as he flipped in one hook shot after another. Once he was done, Griner took a turn, spinning and flipping up [...]
Source: Mike Bresnahan / Los Angeles Times MJ vs. Kobe? Here it is from the man who would know best Phil Jackson: “Michael was more charismatic and gregarious than Kobe. He loved hanging out with his teammates and security guards, playing cards, smoking cigars, and joking around,” Jackson said in the book, which was obtained [...]
Source: Sam Amick / USA Today DALLAS — The NBA Board of Governors voted Wednesday to keep the Kings in Sacramento and not allow them to move to Seattle, a person with knowledge of the vote told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the vote has not been made public. [...]
Roland Martin talks with National Sports Columnist and Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland, Kevin Blackistone; Founder and CEO of the Black Men’s Xchange, Cleo Manago and President and CEO for the Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes about NBA Center Jason Collins coming out to announce that he is [...]
Source: Jim Walsh, The (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post / USA Today WEST BERLIN, N.J. — A South Jersey sports-collectibles firm is at the center of a family fight between basketball star Kobe Bryant and his mother. Goldin Auctions of West Berlin wants to sell more than 100 items from the Los Angeles Lakers’ pro career and his [...]
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Source: Anthony Castellano / ABC News Washington Wizards center Jason Collins says a “huge weight has been lifted” from his shoulders after becoming the first openly gay athlete in a major U.S. team sport and he is waiting for someone else to “raise their hand” to follow his lead. “I hope that [...]
How Does NBA Center Jason Collins' Announcement Affect The Black Community? Should Collins Be Considered A Hero?
Roland Martin talks with Cleo Manago about the impact of Jason Collins’ announcement, how it affects the black community and Manago answers the question of whether Collins is a modern day hero.
Source: Sam Amick / USA Today After a Sacramento Kings saga that lasted nearly three years, It appears the team will stay put. The NBA relocation committee recommended Monday that Seattle’s bid to buy the Kings and relocate them to the city that lost the Sonics in 2008 should be denied. A full vote of the [...]
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Stone and Jon Wertheim discuss NBA veteran Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay.
Source: ESPN NBA center Jason Collins on Monday announced that he’s gay in a story for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay. “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m [...]