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Jason Collins, The Gay Jackie Robinson: America’s Long Awaited, and Needed, Out Athlete

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“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.”

— Jason Collins 4/29/13

Just two weeks ago, I wrote about the hypothetical first open gay athlete, the importance of that person being a willing participant, one who could show the same powerful leadership and capability to withstand the pressure of being a pioneer like Jackie Robinson – one who could set the example for those who will come later.

Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in the NBA or any major American sport, is that guy. Continue reading

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Knicks J.R. Smith Wins the Sixth Man Award: A Look Back At a Year of #JRSwish!

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith won the NBA’s Sixth Man Award today, topping the Los Angeles Clippers’ Jamal Crawford and The Golden State Warriors’ Jarrett Jack with 484 total points from the voting group of writers and broadcasters.

It was the topping on the cake of a breakthrough season for the former first round pick, accumulating 18.1 points per game, all off the bench, also averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

But his season was not without highlights and enjoyable moments.  Let’s take a look back at some of the fun moments of J.R. Smith during the 2012-2013 season. Continue reading

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The Guide to NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2013

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Four major competitions make up the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event: Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest.

Below is a run down of what you will find when you turn on your TV Saturday night

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J.R. Smith Takes a Twitter Shot at Kris Humphries via Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Joke

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The Brooklyn Nets evened up the season series against the New York Knicks today at Madison Square Garden with an 88-85 win.

Brook Lopez continued his All-Star campaign with another strong game, Deron Williams’ long free-throw streak was ended, and Amare Stoudemire took another step towards returning to his superstar form.

But the action didn’t stop with the game at the Garden…

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Iman Shumpert’s High-Top Fade, Amare Stoudemire Buys Lunch, and the Final Knicks-Nets Preview

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We needed a picture of Shump’s fade around here, so Iman Shumpert leads the Knicks notes.

Shumpert returned last game, against the Pistons in London, with a nice 8 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal, going 2 for 3 from three-point territory.  Continue reading

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NBA Season Preview (In 500 words or less)

Nets:

Opening Day Starting Lineup (Pts/Reb/Ast)
PG: Deron Williams 21.0/3.3/8.7
SG: Joe Johnson 18.8/3.7/3.9
SF: Gerald Wallace 15.2/6.8/3.1
PF: Kris Humphries 13.8/11.0/1.5
C: Brook Lopez 19.2/3.6/1.2

Biggest Question: Is this team really rising?

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