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With the preseason starting this weekend, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver plans to continue enforcing the traditional NBA rules for the national anthem. The league has a specific line in its official rule book about the pre-game song. “Players, coaches, and trainers are to stand in a dignified posture along the sidelines or the foul line during…

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On February 1st, 2014, the David Stern Era officially ended in the National Basketball Association. The man who ran the league for a generation stepped down after 30 years at the helm, three decades that saw the league explode in popularity, falter after the decline of its Golden Era stars, and then re-emerge as a powerhouse on the back of a new generation of stars led by a King in Miami.

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With one of the more bizarre and perplexing draft nights in recent memories, punctuated by a dizzying array of trades, the results are in for the NBA Draft 2013. As the excitement dissipating and hardcore reality set in, we can access the winners and losers much more clearly and distinctly. Here are our assessment of…

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Jason Collins has become the most dominant conversation subject in America after a Sports Illustrated magazine feature revealed that Collins is the first athlete of any major pro sports to come out as openly gay. The overwhelming sentiment has been positive with everyone from the Kennedys to the Clintons to the White House offering up…

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After 11 hours of talks, players left the midtown Manhattan hotel not knowing what they’ll do, but understanding that if they don’t accept the revised deal, the owners’ next offer will be to drop the players’ split to only 47 percent and to put a NHL-style flex-cap on the table. That would be a nightmare…

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NBA star Kobe Bryant may have apologized for his homophobic language at a recent game but fomer NBA star John Amaechi, the first NBA player to come out of the closet, expressed outrage over the incident, criticizing Bryant for his use of the homophobic slur and what he believes to be a halfhearted apology from…

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant landed in hot water with NBA Commissioner David Stern and GLAAD after uttering a homophobic slur at a game Tuesday, April 12. Bryant was subsequently slapped with a $100,000 fine and issued an apology for his foul language. According to nytimes.com, Bryant issued a statement of apology for his…

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