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Collins' jersey selling well in return to NBA

Jason Collins hasn't even worn his No. 98 jersey in a game yet, and already it's a big seller. Collins' jersey was the biggest seller of the day Tuesday on NBAStore.com, two days after he signed with the Brooklyn Nets and became the league's first openly gay player. A league spokesperson says it is selling well again Wednesday, the day Collins will debut it when...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Special bone treatment helps Nets’ Deron Williams

Deron Williams has looked like a different player since the All-Star break, and says he has a secret weapon that has helped make it happen. “Secret stuff,” he said with a smile before Tuesday’s Nets practice. “Double secret stuff. “I’m working with an osteopath. He’s been manipulating my bones, moving stuff around.” It’s only been three games, but Williams has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins' jersey becomes top seller for day

Photo Credit: ESPN.com Rightfully so, there has been a plethora of media attention around the Brooklyn Nets signing of Jason Collins, making him the first openly gay player in any of the four major sports. Though he sported the number 46 in his opening game with the team, Collins’ regular number will be 98, which he wears in honor of the death of Matthew Shepard, who was the victim...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins has best selling jersey in NBA

Jason Collins signed a ten day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and already has become the NBA’s best selling jersey according to USA Today’s For the Win. Here’s were things get funny. Collins has been wearing the No. 46 since he returned to the NBA while the black jersey listed on NBA.com has the No. 98 that Collins previously wore in Boston and Washington. Collins began wearing...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A sudden demand for Nets’ Jason Collins jersey ‘unprecedented’

Jason Collins fell asleep Saturday night without a team. On Sunday, he became the Nets’ most publicized player, the first openly gay athlete to play in an N.B.A. game, although one on a 10-day contract. On Monday, inquiries by those eager to buy a Nets jersey with Collins’s name started to multiply. On Tuesday, Collins jerseys will go on sale at the N.B.A.’s retail shop in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams Says He’ll Never Bring His Licensed Gun to NYC

Nets Poing Guard Deron Williams was asked about the Raymond Felton situation where his wife turned in his illegal gun to police, getting him arrested. Here is what he had to say: Deron Williams on Raymond Felton situation: "I have a license to carry in 26 states. Im not bringing my gun to New Yotk." — Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) February 25, 2014 This is probably...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins: ‘Be your true authentic self’

Jason Collins became the first openly gay player in the NBA when he checked in with 10:28 left in the second quarter during the Brooklyn Nets 108-102 win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Collins finished the night with two rebounds and a steal in 11 minutes played. The post Jason Collins: ‘Be your true authentic self’ appeared first on Sports Glory.
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams goes off as Nets take down Lakers 108-102

The Nets took a tough loss to the Warriors last night, but looked to turn their fortune around against a struggling Lakers team that can't seem to win at the Staples Center anymore. It was a somewhat historic night, as the Nets signed Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making him the first active openly gay player in any of the four major North American sports. Besides that...
Via Nets Take Over
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets to sign Jason Collins

The Brooklyn Nets will sign free agent center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract and the 35-year-old center will be in uniform against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. When he joins the Nets, Jason Collins will officially become the first openly gay athlete in pro sports. Man that felt great to type that. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 23, 2014 Collins...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett profanely clarifies his relationship with Glen Davis

Kevin Garnett made it clear that his recruiting of Glen (Big Baby) Davis is not a romantic courtship. There was one phone call to a good friend, a pitch from Garnett to a former teammate about joining the Nets as a free agent. But there will be no candy or flowers waiting at Davis’ doorstep. “Big Baby’s not my f------ valentine,” he declared as he ended his three-minute...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Marcus Thornton Bring to the Table?

The Brooklyn Nets failed to address their rebounding and interior defensive woes at the trade deadline, but they did fill another need: guard depth. On Wednesday, Nets general manager dumped the two players at the end of the bench for a player who figures to make an immediate impact in Marcus Thornton.Thornton, 26, adds some much-needed youth and vitality to Brooklyn's backcourt...
Via Nets Take Over
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Strong Play No More Then a Distraction

Mikhail Prokhorov’s five-year plan hasn’t panned out so far for the Nets (via Business Insider) After acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett over the Summer, it was clear the Brooklyn Nets were being built to win now. While Brooklyn has clawed their way back to respectability in 2014, they’re still a long way from reaching their championship goal.  With a win against Utah...
Via Grandstand University
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Brooklyn Net Marcus Thornton excited for a new start

This current season has not been kind for ex-Kings' Marcus Thornton. He's averaging career-lows across the board. In points (8.3), assists (1.0), steals (0.7) and field goal percentage (38.1%).But despite his recent shortcomings, Thornton is excited for a fresh start with the Brooklyn Nets, as reported by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.“Yeah, I am,” Thornton said...
Via Nets Take Over
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyshawn Taylor signs in Puerto Rico

Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com: Former Brooklyn Nets and Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor has signed with Atléticos de San Germán in Puerto Rico, the team announced on its Facebook page. Taylor’s former St. Anthony High School teammate, Mike Rosario, as well as former St. Anthony forward Chris Gaston both play for Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico. It’s unclear what the...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets acquire Marcus Thornton in trade with Kings

The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets have reached an agreement involving guard Marcus Thornton, guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans, reports Yahoo Sports. The Kings will send Thornton to the Nets in exchange for Terry and Evans. The Nets are also looking to acquire Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Hill, who is making $3.5 million this season.  The addition of Hill’s contract...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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