Tag: Nba

Archived: NBA Stars Protest in 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirts

Update (12/9/14 2:25pm ET): The NBA has announced that they will not fine the players for wearing the “I CAN’T BREATHE” shirts. On Monday, six Cleveland Cavaliers players, including LeBron James wore “I CAN’T BREATHE” T-shirts in honor of Eric Garner as hundreds of people protested outside the Barclays Center…

Archived: Jason Collins Retires

By Chris Hoenig Jason Collins, who broke ground as the first openly gay player on the active roster of one of the “Big Four” pro sports leagues, is retiring. In a column on Sports Illustrated’s website, Collins said he is walking away proud of his accomplishments as an openly gay…

Archived: Another NBA Owner Makes Racist Comment

By Albert Lin Fellow owner Joe Lacob and Guber. For the third time this year, a National Basketball Association team owner is under fire for making racist remarks. Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber sent out an email on Monday in which he said he would have to learn “hoodish”…

Archived: NBA GM: Africans Are Two-Faced Liars and Cheats

UPDATE 9/12/2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET: Danny Ferry has now decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from the Atlanta Hawks, following the release of an audio recording of his comments. In a statement, Ferry said, “I will maximize my time during this leave to meet with community leaders…

Archived: NBA Champion Spurs Hire First Full-Time Female Coach

By Albert Lin Becky Hammon and Gregg Popovich The San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association announced the hiring of Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Hammon will be the league’s first full-time female coach. Lisa Boyer spent the 20012002 season as a Cleveland Cavaliers assistant, but she served…

Archived: Game Over For Sterling

By Chris Hoenig Just three months after his racist comments were made public, Donald Sterling’s days as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers are coming to an end. In a courthouse just two miles from the Clippers’ home arena, a Superior Court judge ruled on Monday that Sterling’s wife,…