NBA tells players not to protest anthem

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 […]

Negative celebrity reactions to Jason Collins coming out gay

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 […]

Kobe Bryant Fined $100K, Issues Apology for Homophobic Slur

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, Bryant issued a statement of apology for his […]