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NBA Players Get a Portlandia-Style Pep Talk

NBA Players Get a Portlandia-Style Pep Talk

by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 12:14PM

And it fails. Miserably.

Topics: Culture

Jason Collins Returns to the NBA to Become First Openly Gay Active Player

Jason Collins Returns to the NBA to Become First Openly Gay Active Player

by Jamilah King on February 24 2014, 10:34AM

He’s already walked his way into history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Culture

NBA Player Learns How to Swim With Kids at Boys and Girls Club

NBA Player Learns How to Swim With Kids at Boys and Girls Club

by Jamilah King on October 1 2013, 8:46AM

Brandon Bass, 28, is conquering his fear of the water.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Phil Jackson (Yes, That One) Offers Kendrick Lamar Some Advice

Phil Jackson (Yes, That One) Offers Kendrick Lamar Some Advice

by Jamilah King on August 14 2013, 9:12AM

Coach knows a thing or two about working with stars at the top of their game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Two Players of Nigerian Descent Drafted in the NBA's 1st Round

Two Players of Nigerian Descent Drafted in the NBA’s 1st Round

by Jamilah King on June 28 2013, 10:39AM

Victor Oladipo and Giannis Adetokunbo were two of the big names at Thursday’s draft.

Topics: /NOW

Jason Collins Talks Race, Coming Out, and Religion With Oprah

Jason Collins Talks Race, Coming Out, and Religion With Oprah

by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 1:48PM

He knew the significance of his declaration.

Topics: /NOW

The Messages of Love (and Hate) for Jason Collins

The Messages of Love (and Hate) for Jason Collins

by Jorge Rivas on April 30 2013, 9:00AM

The web reacted immediately—from teammates to politicians—after Jason Collins announced he’s gay in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Wizards' Jason Collins Gets Messages of Support From Big Names

Wizards’ Jason Collins Gets Messages of Support From Big Names

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2013, 12:49PM

The White House, Kobe Bryant, NBA Commissioner and former president Bill Clinton have all announced their support for Jason Collins.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

First Active NBA Player Comes Out As Gay

First Active NBA Player Comes Out As Gay

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2013, 11:59AM

For the first time ever, an athlete for a major American sports team comes out of the closet.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Criticism of 'Girls' Correct? [Reader Forum]

Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Criticism of ‘Girls’ Correct? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on February 4 2013, 9:45AM

Colorlines readers respond to Donald Glover’s role on “Girls,” high youth murder rates in Chicago, and domestic violence charges levied against a former NFL player.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Lakers Sign the NBA's First Salvadoran-Honduran Player Ronnie Aguilar

Lakers Sign the NBA’s First Salvadoran-Honduran Player Ronnie Aguilar

by Jamilah King on October 4 2012, 1:13PM

The 7’1’ center was signed to a training camp contract with his hometown team.

Topics: /NOW

Eduardo Nájera Becomes First Mexican-Born Head Coach Under NBA umbrella

Eduardo Nájera Becomes First Mexican-Born Head Coach Under NBA umbrella

by Jorge Rivas on August 23 2012, 4:15PM

The Texas Legends have named Eduardo Najera the first Mexican-born head coach under the NBA umbrella, pending NBA approval.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Trouble the With the NBA's Metta World Peace

The Trouble the With the NBA’s Metta World Peace

by Jamilah King on May 8 2012, 10:17AM

A new book traces how one of the NBA’s most reviled players is actually a litmus test for its failings on race.

Topics: Media

Jeremy Lin Provides Endless Sign Opportunities [Slideshow]

Jeremy Lin Provides Endless Sign Opportunities [Slideshow]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 11:58AM

Let the Linsanity begin with a collection of signs supporting to all star Chinese-American Knicks player.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Jeremy Lin's First NBA Dunk [Video]

Watch Jeremy Lin’s First NBA Dunk [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 10:55AM

Jeremy Lin had another big game last night against the Wizards. Watch He his first NBA dunk above. Asian fan is holding up a sign: “Who says we can’t drive?” Tremendous. It’s all Jeremy Lin all the time— Frank Isola…

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Subtle Bigotry That Made Jeremy Lin the NBA's Most Surprising Star

The Subtle Bigotry That Made Jeremy Lin the NBA’s Most Surprising Star

by Jamilah King on February 8 2012, 9:27AM

The Knicks point guard has dazzled the league and his teammates this season. But the reason for that surprise has everything to do with longheld assumptions about Asian American athletes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Jeremy Lin

John Amaechi to Kobe: 'You Did Serious Damage With Your Outburst'

John Amaechi to Kobe: ‘You Did Serious Damage With Your Outburst’

by Julianne Hing on April 15 2011, 4:50PM

In a powerful New York Times piece, the former NBA player says it’s time to stop the lame apologies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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