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ESPN Chris Broussard is demonized for not celebrating the Jason Collins announcement…don’t we still have free speech?


As part of a larger discussion on ESPN Chris Broussard expressed his Christian viewpoint on the Jason Collins announcement. Broussard said what many traditional Christians believe and that is homosexuality is a sin. Broussard also said that adultry and fornication are also sins, but his opinion is not in line with the Jason Collins parade of praise. Broussard took to Twitter to reassure his followers that his personal point of view will not affect his reporting but in this climate one has to wonder what will be the fate of Broussard. Broussard said “Today on OTL, as part of a larger, wide-ranging discussion on today’s news, I offered my personal opinion as it relates to Christianity, a point of view that I have expressed publicly before. I realize that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that. As has been the case in the past, my beliefs have not and will not impact my ability to report on the NBA. I believe Jason Collins displayed bravery with his announcement today and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA.” ESPN has already issued an apology for Broussard’s Christian stance.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jason-collins-espn-apologizes-chris-448485

Jason Collins, NBA player says he is gay…will it matter?

Jason collins on left
Veteran NBA player Jason Collins has come out. he has been in the league for 12 years and he is 34 years old so he is on the backside of his career. This is historic but will it matter? Share your thoughts.

(Jason Collins on left, pictured with his brother.)

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/nba-player-jason-collins-comes-out-as-gay?ocid=fbmsn

Magic Johnson’s son EJ is gay and his parents are proud

Read linked story for all the details:

http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/02/magic-johnson-son-goes-public-with-boyfriend-dad-proud/

Brooklyn Nets fire Avery Johnson after he was named Coach of the Month

The Brooklyn Nets are 14-14. Their coach Avery Johnson was named Eastern Conference coach of the month for October and November, but in December he gets his walking papers. What happened? Players said they were not confident in his offensive plans. The players run the NBA and coaches serve at the whim of the superstars. Johnson’s son took to Twitter to verbalize his frustration and can you blame him?

http://storify.com/RedsArmy_John/avery-johnson-s-son-reacts-to-his-dad-s-firing

NBA player Amir Johnson ejected after incident with referee

Why did this player decide to pick this fight with the referee? Who knows, but I was struck by his so called apology. he said that he acted childishly, but he also faults the referee. This is crazy thinking. the referee is the law on the court. Period. When you pick a fight with the law expect to pay.

LA Lakers Steve Blake curses at fan…does a ticket give you a right to say anything?


The LA Lakers are on a serious losing streak. Last night Steve Blake cursed at a fan after fouling out of the game. No one knows what the fan said to Blake. My question is does a fan have the right to say anything to a player without fear of retaliation? Share your thoughts.

Derrick Rose cries while introducing new shoe…will this effect his image?


Men do cry, but many of them avoid doing it in public. Today Derrick Rose coming off a season ending injury cried while promoting his new shoe. Are you comfortable with men showing this kind of open emotions.

Mark Jackson was a victim of extortion brought on by stupidity

Mark Jackson played for the NBA for years and then he went on to a successful career as a broadcaster, and he is also a pastor. He then went on to be coach of the Golden State Warriors. Yesterday it was revealed that 6 years ago he had an affair and the woman was trying to blackmail him by threatening to release nude photos that he had sent her. Here is the stupidity–he sent the pictures to her, but why would she attempt to extort money from Jackson? Jackson has always come across as one of the good ones and she and her cohort believed that he would do anything to protect his reputation, but he did not engage in the cover up. Christians are not perfect, they are simply forgiven. Being a Christian does not preclude errors. Jackson made a serios mistake, but he owned up to it and he is still one of the good ones.

http://www.mercurynews.com/monte-poole/ci_20968706

Amare Stoudemire the latest victim of Twitter

NY Knicks Amare Stoudemire sent a direct message tweet to someone that contained a gay slur. The reciepient promptly posted the message. Stoudemire was fined $50K for his twitter outburst. When will people learn Twitter is not a diary you are actually talking to the world and those 140 characters can be costly.

http://thegrio.com/2012/06/26/amare-stoudemire-fined-50k-for-tweeting-gay-slur/

NBA Commissioner David Stern asked reporter if “he had stopped beating his wife”,,,sarcastic retort or out of bounds?

David Stern would have to be classified as a man of a certain age. Yesterday he was on the radio with Jim Rome. Rome can be a jerk and he asked Stern if the NBA draft was rigged? A ridiculous question and Stern responded with a ridiculous reply. Stern asked Rome if he had stopped beating his wife.Was Stern’s response insensitive or appropriate? http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/06/david-stern-asks-jim-rome-if-hes-stopped-beating-his-wife/1?csp=Dailybriefing

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