Results tagged “Basketball” from Last Word

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m 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 happy to start the conversation.” Jason Collins, of the Washington Wizards, coming out in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated. (Sports Illustrated)  ... [Read]

"I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would, but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience." E.J. Johnson, son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, on his recent coming out via paparazzi ... [Read]

"Bullying players made him feel better.... I can't believe that anywhere else in the country it is worse than this -- it's the absolute worst." Eric Murdock, former director of player development for Rutgers, commenting on the hours of video showing basketball coach Mike Rice throwing balls at players and berating them with epithets including "faggots," "pussies" and "sissy ... [Read]