Results tagged “NBA” from Last Word

"The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision. We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract." -- Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making Collins the first openly gay athlete in the NBA. ... [Read]

"He disagreed, and I said, 'We agree to disagree' and he said 'No, I'm right and you're wrong.'" LeRoy Butler, a former safety with the Green Bay Packers, recalling a conversation this week with an unnamed pastor. Butler was booked for $8,500 to speak at an anti-bullying event at the unnamed pastor’s church, but that invitation was canceled after ... [Read]