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Nets Sign Center Jason Collins on New Contract

The Brooklyn Nets will ink a new 10-day contract with Jason Collins on Wednesday, according to ESPN. The seven-foot center’s initial 10-day deal is set to expire Tuesday. Brooklyn was the first N.B.A. franchise to sign Collins after he announced he was gay during an interview with Sports Illustrated last May. Show More Summary

History! LeBron Nets 61, Heat Top Bobcats 124-107

(MIAMI) — LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points, breaking Glen Rice’s franchise record, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night. James made 22 of 33 shots from the field, including his first eight 3-point attempts. Show More Summary

Jason Collins Meets With Matthew Shepard’s Family

Jason Collins’ recent road trip to Colorado was about more than just basketball. After helping the Nets during their 112-89 win over the Nuggets, the NBA’s first openly gay athlete took time to meet the parents of Matthew Shepard. Shepard...Show More Summary

Jason Collins’ Jersey Is a Hit On

NBA fans flocked to the association’s online store on Tuesday to buy Jason Collins’s Brooklyn Nets jersey, making the uniform the day’s top seller, according to the New York Daily News. “Historically we don’t make player-specific merchandise available for players on 10-day contracts,” Barclays Center spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News. Show More Summary

NY Knicks’ Raymond Felton Arrested on Gun Charges

(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested Tuesday on weapons charges after a lawyer for Felton’s wife turned in a loaded gun allegedly belonging to the basketball star, saying she didn’t want it in her home, police said. Show More Summary

Jason Collins, Openly Gay Player, Signs With Nets

Jason Collins has signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and is set to become the first active openly gay player in the NBA. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned. Show More Summary

40 Hours Later, Tie Basketball Game Finally Ends

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — First Joshua Linson knocked out the lights. Then he knocked out Winston-Salem State. Linson finished what he started, breaking a 40-hour tie by hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left Friday to lead Johnson C. Show More Summary

Kyrie Irving’s All-Star Turn Has Fans Pining for LeBron James Reunion

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was dubbed MVP of the 2014 NBA All-Star game Sunday night, making the 21-year-old the second-youngest MVP ever, after LeBron James, who also won the honor as a 21-year-old while playing in Cleveland. Show More Summary

Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis Hits Buzzer-Beater to Top Pittsburgh

With 4.4 seconds left to play and a 56-55 lead, No. 25 Pittsburg looked destined to be the team that finally took down the undefeated No. 1 Syracuse Orange. But they don’t call Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis “Ennis the Menace” for nothing —Show More Summary

ESPN Draws Fire Over Reporter’s Reaction to Kevin Durant Thanking God

An ESPN reporter’s response after Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant thanked God for his team’s victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday has drawn harsh criticism from the Twitter-sphere. After the Thunder beat the Heat, ESPN reporter Doris Burke asked Durant about his particularly strong play of late. Show More Summary

Lebron James Apologizes for Using Slur Again

Miami Heat star LeBron James apologized Wednesday night for using the word “retarded” during a pregame interview. It’s the second time James has had to apologize for using the word since 2011. When a reporter asked James on Wednesday...Show More Summary

Knicks’ J.R. Smith Fined $50,000 For Shoelace Antics

J.R. Smith has been fined $50,000 for untying his competitors’ shoelaces during games on two separate occasions, the NBA announced Wednesday. During the second quarter of the Knicks’ 92-80 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Smith untied forward Shawn Marion’s shoelaces, but got out with a warning from the league. Show More Summary

Knicks’ Smith Fined $50K for Shoelace Stunt

(NEW YORK) — The NBA has fined Knicks guard J.R. Smith $50,000 for “recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct” after he tried to untie an opponent’s sneaker a second time. Smith untied Mavericks forward Shawn Marion’s shoe during a free throw attempt at Dallas on Sunday and was warned not to repeat the act by the league office. Show More Summary

Chicago Bulls Fans Already Miss Luol Deng

The Chicago Bulls traded All-Star Luol Deng for Cleveland Cavalier’s Andrew Bynum and three draft picks late Monday night. The Bulls immediately waved Bynum on Tuesday before the second half of his $12.3 million contract became guaranteed, dropping the team below the luxury-tax threshold. Show More Summary

NBA: Blake Griffin Shouldn’t Have Been Ejected

(NEW YORK) — The NBA said Thursday that its referees made a mistake when they ejected Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin in the Clippers’ 105-103 loss at Golden State on Wednesday night. Griffin was ejected for his second technical with...Show More Summary

Obama Attends Oregon State-Akron Game in Hawaii

(HONOLULU) — President Barack Obama and the first family are momentarily skipping the beach in Hawaii to take in a college basketball game. Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia attended the Oregon State-Akron game Sunday at the Diamond Head Classic tournament in Honolulu. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Sidelined by Knee Injury

Kobe Bryant likely won’t play for the next six weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers said Thursday. The All-Star guard fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee in the Lakers’ 96-92 win against the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday evening, ESPN reports. Show More Summary

Aldridge Leads Trail Blazers Past Rockets, 111-104

(PORTLAND, Ore.) — LaMarcus Aldridge’s big night against the Houston Rockets wasn’t about the stats, the All-Star votes or the fans chanting “MVP! MVP!” “This was a ‘we needed a win’ night for me,” said Aldridge, who had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds in the Trail Blazers’ 111-104 victory Thursday. Show More Summary

No. 7 Louisville Women Lose G Slaughter for Season

( LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Louisville starting guard Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung. Coach Jeff Walz said during a news conference Friday that doctors determined theShow More Summary

Smoke Postpones NBA’s Return to Mexico

The San Antonio Spurs’ “home court” advantage against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City was spurned on Wednesday night after an unexpected fire sent smoke cascading throughout the freshly minted arena. The game was officially...Show More Summary

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