May 28, 2016

Gay basketball

Nike terminates relationship with Manny Pacquiao after anti-gay comments 2016/02/17 4:56 pm

Nike terminates relationship with Manny Pacquiao after anti-gay comments

Nike has severed their nearly decade-long relationship with superstar boxer Manny Pacquiao because of his recent anti-gay comments. In his remarks, the basketball-loving Pacquiao said that gay people in relationships were “worse than animals” during a television interview in the Philippines where he’s a member of the country’s House of Representatives and is currently running...

NBA referee comes out as gay after Rajon Rondo allegedly uses homophobic slurs 2015/12/14 12:40 pm

NBA referee comes out as gay after Rajon Rondo allegedly uses homophobic slurs

In a game between the Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics last week, Rajon Rondo was ejected from the game by an NBA referee. adUnit = document.getElementById("google-ads-cpCB"); google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8421471505158240"; adUnit = document.getElementById("google-ads-cpCB"); adWidth = adUnit.offsetWidth; if ( adWidth >= 999999 ) { /* GETTING THE FIRST IF OUT OF THE WAY */ } else if ( adWidth...

Jason Collins: First Active Gay NBA Player Retires 2014/11/24 10:36 am

Jason Collins: First Active Gay NBA Player Retires

This week Jason Collins, the first openly gay basketball player in history, retired at the age of 36. With homosexuality still being a taboo subject within all four of the major North American pro sports,  Collins announcement in 2013 that he was gay was truly a watershed moment. The California native initially struggled to find a new team after he revealed his true sexual orientation, despite having...

LeBron James on gay NBA players: Jason Collins vs. John Amaechi 2013/05/01 4:29 pm

LeBron James on gay NBA players: Jason Collins vs. John Amaechi

It’s been an outpouring of support for Jason Collins after he announced to the world he is gay on Monday morning. Sure, Collins has gotten nothing but love from the likes of Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, and Kobe Bryant, but I’m sure everyone is wondering what LeBron James has to say about this issue. In this type of situation where LeBron is the unquestioned #1 player and the face of the...

NBA players’ reactions on Twitter about Jason Collins (updated) 2013/05/01 10:10 am

NBA players’ reactions on Twitter about Jason Collins (updated)

Early Monday morning I received a flurry of text messages about Jason Collins announcing he is gay. This was big news. Collins’ announcement to Sports Illustrated made him the first active NBA player to come out, and the first athlete in a major US sport to come out as gay. After all the speculation that an NFL player, or players, coming out, it was somewhat of a surprise that an NBA player...

NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay 2013/04/29 9:55 am

NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” We’re getting closer to having an active out gay athlete in major professional sports. Jason Collins, an NBA free agent center that spent last season with the Washington Wizards, announced that he is gay in a coming out story and essay for Sports Illustrated. The defensive-minded, 7-0, 255lb Collins played in...

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