Free agent Jason Collins has yet to decide whether he will resume his NBA career. After making history last year as the first openly gay player to play professionally in any of the four major American sports leagues when he signed on to play with the Brooklyn Nets, he has since taken become a recognizable face in the ongoing battle for social peace and acceptance. In contrast, NFL rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who also publicly admitted to being homosexual just a
By now, we all know that Phil Jackson is looking to make some major changes within the New York Knicks organization. He has fired Mike Woodson and his coaching staff, is making internal changes (or at least trying to do so with some resistance from Jim Dolan), has already stated that he will move forward with or without Carmelo Anthony, and will soon hire a new coach. Whether he’s doing everything correctly remains to be seen, but at the very least,
Believe it or not, there’s someone out there who doesn’t think the Indiana Pacers are coming apart at the seams. “Everybody goes through this,” Spurs guard Tony Parker said last week after San Antonio manhandled Indiana, 103-77, on the Pacers’ home court. “I’m not worried about them. They’ll still make it to the Eastern Conference finals and they’ll still play Miami.” Parker is somewhat right. From time to time, every championship contender has a stretch during a season where they look ordinary.
Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins felt the need to call out the foul play of Bryant on Thursday, except it wasn’t towards the Bryant you may be thinking of. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that essentially prevents the government from doing anything to put strong burden on religious practices. That could potentially include anti-gay discrimination, something Collins could not believe the governor would allow: I’m deeply disappointed with Mississippi Governor @PhilBryantMS for signing into law a state bill that can
The Nets and Bulls are on course for a potential rematch of last year’s first-round playoff series. Is this the ideal scenario for Brooklyn? As they say in the borough, “Fuhgeddaboudit!” It’s been a frigid winter in Brooklyn, and a trip to the “Windy City” could dampen any hopes of the Nets springing ahead to the next round. [Read more…]
For power forward Amare Stoudemire, the past few years in New York have been nothing short of a dreadful nightmare. After reviving the New York Knicks with dominant play in his first season and leading them to the playoffs for the first time in a decade, it has been just about all downhill for the former All-Star. To recap some of the things that have gone wrong since that glorious year: he nearly destroyed his hand after slapping a glass casing surrounding
The clip above is what the Orlando Magic decided to show in the second quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets when Dwight Howard came to town on Wednesday. It was a short tribute video for all the marvelous years Howard gave to the franchise. The question is, why in the world would the Magic do this? Were they really looking to honor and thank Howard for his time with the team? If that was truly what they had in mind, that’s
With so many playoff and seeding races heating up as the NBA heads into the final month of its regular season, it pains me to lead off this blog with the New York Knicks. But that’s just how dysfunctional they have become. They are 2-13 since Feb. 1 and continue to regress each and every game. They are 6.5 games back of the Atlanta Hawks for the 8th-seed in the Eastern Conference with 20 games to play. This season is most certainly lost, so