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  • Nets' Jason Collins has the NBA's top-selling jersey

    Nets' Jason Collins has the NBA's top-selling jersey
    Jason Collins wore the No. 46 jersey in his season debut Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets. He will eventually wear No. 98, his preferred jersey number. But as far as the folks in the NBA are concerned, he has the No. 1 jersey. Just two days after he...
  • Jason Collins says only one NBA player has taunted him for being gay

    Jason Collins, who became the first openly gay player in NBA history when the Brooklyn Nets signed him earlier this season, says that only one unnamed player has taunted him for his sexual orientation. “One player, one knucklehead from another...
  • Lakers' 108-102 loss isn't real story as Jason Collins makes history

    The well-chronicled failures of the Lakers were pushed aside for a day, mercifully their fans would say, as national media members converged on Staples Center to cover Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player. He came out in a Sports Illustrated...
  • Doc Rivers says Clippers' trades improve financial flexibility

    Doc Rivers says Clippers' trades improve financial flexibility
    Doc Rivers said the trades the Clippers made Thursday were more about freeing up cap space than improving the team for the final 26 games of the regular season. The team traded veteran forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks and reserve center Byron...
  • Donald Sterling scandal: Players, owners tweet support for Adam Silver

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted swiftly in punishing Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his purported comments about blacks, and folks around the NBA were almost just as quick in supporting their new boss on social media. Commissioner Silver thank...
  • Jason Collins played a big role in Atlanta's playoff series win over Orlando in 2011

    Jason Collins played a big role in Atlanta's playoff series win over Orlando in 2011
    Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins will be remembered as a barrier breaker. This season, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional team sports leagues. That achievement likely will become his legacy....
  • Jason Collins signs with Nets for rest of season

    NEW YORK -- Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay players, has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The 7-foot center had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the...
  • Clippers' J.J. Redick practices, still uncertain about his return

    Clippers' J.J. Redick practices, still uncertain about his return
    After practicing Thursday and Friday, Clippers guard J.J. Redick said he won’t play Saturday night and remains uncertain when he will return. Redick did say “I don’t know” if he would need surgery for the bulging disk in his...
  • Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, signs with the Nets

    Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, signs with the Nets
    Jason Collins, a 35-year-old free agent, signed a 10-day contract Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets, which makes him the first openly gay athlete in one of America's four major sports leagues. The 7-foot center, who came out after playing last season with...
  • Preview: Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets

    The Lakers (19-36) are looking to establish a winning streak as they host the Brooklyn Nets (25-27) on Sunday at Staples Center. Swingman Nick Young is expected to make a return after fracturing a knee on Feb. 5. With the additions of guards Kent...
  • Lakers' rally falls short in 108-102 loss to Nets

    The Lakers' comeback attempt against the Brooklyn Nets fell short on Sunday night, as the Lakers fell 108-102. After trailing by double digits for most of the game, a MarShon Brooks put-back and a Nick Young layup closed the Lakers to within four points...