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Jason Collins Is Actually Not The First Openly Gay Active NBA Player Yet…Because No Team Will Sign Him

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On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins announced to the world through Sports Illustrated that he was gay.  The hope was that he would become the first active athlete in a major North American team sport to be open about it – a Jackie Robinson, of sorts, for the LGBT of America.

Today is October 9, 2013.  We are 20 days away from NBA Opening Night.  Jason Collins does not have a job. Continue reading

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Florida Gulf Coast Eliminates Georgetown In One Of The Biggest Upsets In NCAA History (And Check Out The Coach’s Wife!)

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In one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history, 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast has defeated #2 Georgetown, 78-68 in the second round of the tournament.

A game full of exciting dunks, Florida GC overwhelmed G-Town from the start and eliminated the often disappointing in the postseason, Hoyas. Continue reading

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Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan Massacres Brandon Knight with a Monster Alley-Oop Dunk (Video)

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Pistons point guard, Brandon Knight is no more.  Not after what the Clippers DeAndre Jordan did to him, Sunday night.

Knight was left in the middle all alone as the Clips center came rumbling in.  Chris Paul sent up the pass and Jordan posterized Knight. Continue reading

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New Rochelle Stuns Mt. Vernon With A Half Court Buzzer Beater in One of the Greatest Highlights Ever (Video)

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Think you have seen an amazing basketball highlight recently? This one blows it all away.

Mt. Vernon was leading New Rochelle 60-58,  in the New York High School Section 1 Class AA Championship Game.  With 2.9 seconds remaining, New Ro was about to inbounds the ball.  No one could predict what would occur. [Video Ahead]

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Tyson Chandler Matches Knicks Record With 3rd Straight 20 Rebound Game

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We interrupt the next J.R. Smith post to bring you some other breaking news about the Knicks.

Tyson Chandler is really good at grabbing rebounds.

Record-breaking good. Continue reading

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Lin and Capitalism: Why Booing Him is Linsane

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Jeremy Lin returns to Madison Square Garden tonight in his first game back in New York since the Linsanity craze hit Manhattan earlier this year.  He also returns a far richer man, one who no longer has to sleep on Landry Fields’ couch, nor has to rent a house from David Lee.

Nope.  Earlier this year, Lin left the Knicks amid a stir – he signed a three year, $25 million offer sheet with the Houston Rockets – a contract that the Knicks left unclaimed and allowed the one popular guy they had on the team go.

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A Non-Gimmicked Streak: The 3-0 New York Knicks

It’s possible…

[It’s not]

…that the Knicks…

[I mean, they’re the Knicks, so we must consider we are all being set up]

…did this right?

[See, not even the most positive can be sure].

Well…lets assess this from all sides.

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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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