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  1. Openly gay player not so distracting

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images In Brooklyn, Jason Collins is making history evidently without harming the team. NBA front office people, even the ones who swore they were socially progressive, fretted -- in various unattributed conversatio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  3. Clean athletes for tough tests

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images U.S. sprinters face far more sophisticated testing than NBA players. Not long after track and field implemented a new kind of testing, three sprinters, including top American Tyson Gay, have failed tests for performance enha...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  4. Jason Collins is not Brittney Griner

    Henry Abbott

    So odd to me, that people wonder why Jason Collins' coming out made bigger waves than Brittney Griner's. Well, gather 'round, because I'm about to explain. How many WNBA players are out? As of 2005, Michele Van Gorp, Sue Wicks and Sheryl Swoop...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: What Jason Collins is facing

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz has been out of the closet, and going to work at NBA stadiums (and yes, in locker rooms) for years. In his experience, how can Jason Collins, now that he's out, really expect to be treated?...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  6. OTL on Jason Collins

    Henry Abbott

    In response to several Twitter requests, here's Outside the Lines on Jason Collins, featuring TrueHoop's Kevin Arnovitz:...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. David Stern on openly gay players

    Henry Abbott

    The Washington Wizards' Jason Collins has just become the first athlete in a major North American team sport to come out of the closet while still playing in the league (assuming he catches on with a team for next year -- he's a free agent). Read ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Dwane Casey on Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | February 06, 2013
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It's not going to be simple for a major pro athlete to come out of the closet. Strong stuff from Kevin Arnovitz in The Advocate: "The world is never entirely prepared for social change. When our gay player comes out, there will be no parades, no plen...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  10. TrueHoop TV: Marc Stein on Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | February 01, 2013
  11. Six thoughts about trading Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Rudy Gay, an electric scoring talent who has underachieved, is headed to the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto in exchange for ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  12. Get on the bus with Royce White

    Henry Abbott

    In sports, a world of the most masculine men out there, it should be no surprise that sometimes things get so macho that they depart entirely from reality. Of course some players are scared. Of course some players are gay. Of course some players a...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a second-straight trip to the playoffs Wednesday night by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91. And if it wasn't exactly a surprising development for Rudy Gay and company, it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  14. Baseball and WNBA join anti-bullying campaign

    Henry Abbott

    This Spring, the NBA had a series of opportunities to think about homosexuality. In April, Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 for using a gay slur, ironically about the same time Grant Hill and Jared Dudley appeared in a PSA advising kids to keep the ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Daily News: "Here's hoping that, by revealing he is gay, Phoenix Suns president and chief executive officer Rick Welts has brought more happiness to his life. But if he thinks he's made some culture-changing announc...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  16. Rick Welts, out of the closet

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Welts is not just the president of the Suns, but also an NBA figure who matters, having left a lasting impact from his time in the league office -- for instance in creating NBA All-Star Weekend as we know it. He's also -- after putting in lon...

    Blog | May 16, 2011