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Jason Collins came out last spring and he became the first openly gay NBA player. Now he does not have a team, but is it because he came out or is it because he is 35 years old and averaged about 2 points a game? The linked article asked how will this affect the gay community. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Mike O’Malley Signs on as Executive Producer and Writer
Beverly Hills, Calif. – September 3, 2013– Starz Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, announced today that Starz will work with LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O’Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter to develop a half-hour scripted comedy series, “Survivor’s Remorse,” for STARZ. The series will explore the complexity, comedy and drama of an experience that everyone reads about, but few understand – what truly happens when you make it out. Through a combination of God-given talent and north Philly grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Philadelphia. But success comes with its own challenges, and the cousins and confidantes wrestle with the rewards of money, stardom, love, and occasionally, the guilt of having “made it.” “We are incredibly excited at Starz to work with such a deep bench of talented storytellers to develop ‘Survivor’s Remorse,’” said Albrecht. “Everyone involved brings something unique to the table – from Tom Werner’s legendary television success to LeBron’s extraordinary life experiences and point of view. We hope that ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ will bring the humor, pain and complexity of these characters to life in a way that is honest and compelling for audiences worldwide.” James and Carter have been in business with Werner since 2011, when they partnered with Fenway Sports Group (FSG), one of the largest sports, media and entertainment companies in the world. Werner is Chairman of FSG, which owns soccer’s Liverpool Football Club and baseball’s Boston Red Sox. Wachter, a prominent Los Angeles-based financial advisor, has been business partners with James and Carter since 2004 and with Werner since he sold the Padres as Werner’s investment advisor in 1995. Mike O’Malley will serve as executive producer and writer (consulting producer and writer on “Shameless,” and actor in “Glee,” “Justified,” “My name is Earl”). “I have a deep passion for the amazing television being created right now,” said James. “I love ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Magic City,’ ‘Scandal’ and ’24.’ When my business partners Tom Werner and Maverick Carter brought up the idea of creating a television series that would capture the story of what happens when you make it out, I jumped at the chance. For Maverick and I even to be where we are right now, given where we came from, is kind of hard to believe. I felt like it was a story that needed to be told, and nobody can craft a story like Tom Werner. He has an incredible vision for television and I’m really excited to partner with him and the rest of our team.” LeBron James will serve as an Executive Producer along with Tom Werner, currently Chairman of the Boston Red Sox. James, a nine-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold medalist, recently led the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA Championship win and captured his fourth straight MVP trophy. As founder of The Carsey-Werner Company, Werner produced some of the most important television shows of the past generation, including “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” and “That ‘70s Show.” Werner is also co-founder of Good Humor TV and the cable channel Oxygen. Emmy® nominated actor Mike O’Malley, who served as a consulting producer on “Shameless” and has starred in series including “Glee” and “Justified,” will also serve as Executive Producer, along with Maverick Carter, James’ longtime friend and manager, and Paul Wachter.
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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.
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.)
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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?
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.
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.