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  1. Jason Collins is ready to play

    Kevin Arnovitz

    At a recent Sunday morning service at his church in Los Angeles, Jason Collins swayed along with his fellow congregants to the gospel rock ballads being performed on stage. The church is a remarkably happy place, with a rustic chic design and Arcade ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  2. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. The Nuggets take a bold step forward

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBA players' contracts require them to make a certain number of community appearances on behalf of their teams. They'll pay visits to hospitals or schools and show up at charity functions or galas. Outside of what they do for their teams, most player...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. What we're learning from Jason Collins

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins shined a bright light on an issue few in the NBA spoke openly about. Is that enough? Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day. The vast majority of people who declare their sexual identity do so one of the other 364 days on the...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  5. Jason Collins to take Barclays floor for VMA

    Kevin Arnovitz

    It's not as if the NBA is a stranger to gay tunes. Fans across the league go nuts when arenas blare "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People. They contort themselves into the title letters, oblivious to the song's place in the pantheon of gay anthems. On ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Wade Davis

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Former professional football player Wade Davis came out in 2012, a few years after retiring from the game. We spoke on Monday soon after Jason Collins' story was published, and one of Davis' first reaction was, "He's perfect." Davis stops by True...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  7. Jason Collins and the pride of identity

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Bruce Bennett/NBAE/Getty ImagesWere we "ready" for Jason Collins? In the end, it didn't really matter. "No one wants to live in fear. I've always been scared of saying the wrong thing. I don't sleep well. I never have. But each time I tell another p...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Phil Jackson's reality check

    Kevin Arnovitz

    In a video interview with HuffPost Live, Phil Jackson is asked whether sports organizations and players need to be more inclusive of gay athletes. Jackson, who played 12 seasons in the NBA and coached for 20, winning 11 championships along the way...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  9. The Memphis Grizzlies' inside job

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesThis is the way the Memphis Grizzlies will win basketball games -- at close range. LOS ANGELES -- On Feb. 6 in Atlanta, the Memphis Grizzlies hit rock bottom. The team was still smarting from the Rudy Gay trade a...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  10. TrueHoop TV: Kenneth Faried on gay issues

    Kevin Arnovitz

    A couple of weeks ago, Kenneth Faried signed on as an Athlete Ally, the first NBA player to do so. Athlete Ally is an advocacy organization that supports dialogue and awareness that will make the sports world more inclusive toward gay athletes. It wa...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  11. Knicks working their strengths

    Kevin Arnovitz

    D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty ImagesHave Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks cracked the code? The Olympics are an interesting laboratory for the NBA's best players. International basketball long ago embraced small-ball systems, and the composition of the U...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  12. Are the Grizzlies finding their groove?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Chris Graythen/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Griz have been shutting down teams for a while. Is this the season the offense finally clicks? By the time the Memphis Grizzlies are through mucking up your half-court possession, your offense looks like an unmade...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  13. Coming out in the NBA

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Mike Powell/Getty ImagesWhen will closeted gay players feel comfortable emerging from the shadows? Every now and again in basketball, somebody yells or tweets something anti-gay. We scold. We examine social and cultural factors. We make it a teac...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Many NBA teams divvy up minutes to young players based on which guys have guaranteed contracts. Sometimes this results in more promising and/or productive players getting buried on the depth chart behind someone the front office and coaching staff fe...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  15. Marc Gasol growls again

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Marc Gasol was back where he belonged on Wednesday night: In the middle of the Grizzlies' offense. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol never quite understood how and why the Memphis offense got away from him. He expressed thos...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  16. Physicality: Blake, Z-Bo, CP, Rudy & Reggie

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesChris Paul, Zach Randolph, Rudy Gay and Reggie Evans all have a different definition for physicality. LOS ANGELES -- There was a moment toward the end of the first quarter in Game 2 between the Grizzlies and the ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012