NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    I don't get it... what's the big deal with the photos? what's the big deal with any of it? he's gay... so what. nobody even knew who this guy was 5 minutes ago and now he's the 1st openly gay athlete... this is not a story.
     
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    IIRC John Amaechi came out a few years ago, but only after he had retired.
     
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    How is this not a story? You just said it, he's the first openly gay, active athlete in the US. It's a huge step towards accepting homosexuality when someone finally has the courage to come out in a homophobic, testosterone filled environment. Glad to see all the support from other athletes and sad, but not surprised, to see a few athletes (and Chris Broussard) saying idiotic things in response.
     
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    Always thought Chris Bosh would be the first
     
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    this instant replay on every out-of-bounds play rule in the last 2 minutes is really annoying
     
  6. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    I mean yeah.. I know it's a "story" and the 1st pro athlete and all.... this article seems to sum it up for me.... that's all.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9225269/jason-collins-story-sounds-normal-nba

    btw... didn't see/hear what Broussard said but that fact that it was idiotic is completely unsurprising!
     
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    Bkn v chi tonight was some high quality ball. The series has been ugly but tonight was a great throwback to the best of the 90s.
     
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    I dunno man, when gay people still can't get married in the US, it's pretty big news for somebody to come out. I get the sentiment that it should be normal, but for many parts of the country, it just isn't. And I think we should celebrate Collins coming out, because otherwise people might just forget that these inequalities continue to exist.
     
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    This. As I said, good for Collins.
     
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    Holy shit, that's incredible...

    I had no idea Jason Collins was still in the league.
     
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    real question is how many times are we going to hear his name and 'backdoor pass' in the same sentence.
     
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    apparently he comes from a very established family (duh: harvard-westlake). in our story this morning he said the first person he came out to was his aunt, who was the first african-american judge in california. good for him.
    i also remember there was an nfl player ... dave kopay? ... who came out but only after he retired.
     
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    jason terry with that dumbass look on his face. :fu:
     
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