Over the past year, as society has grown increasingly tolerant of gay marriage and the idea of letting people live however they want to live, many have posed this question: Why are there no openly gay athletes in any of the four major sports? Guys have come out after the fact, sure; but nobody has ever admitted to being gay while actively participating in one of the aforementioned leagues. Which in turn brings us to the next obvious question: should they?
Gay, 32, was back on the active list Friday in Denver, after missing 23 games with right heel bursitis. Gay came off the bench against the Nuggets, returning to the role he had filled so ably before limping out of a Dec. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Gay - who will be on a minutes limit at first - looked good in two days of practice before the team left for Denver.
In the fourth game of the Philadelphia 76ers' season, Eric Snow stole the ball in the final seconds to preserve a pulsating victory at Miami. Snow, a nimble point guard, was mobbed by his teammates. The first to embrace him was Allen Iverson.
And trust me, Allen Iverson was a phenomenon, a 6-foot tall blur with a fearless—or was it reckless? But once it began to go wrong, things quickly unraveled. Unofficially, A. Were there opportunities for him to come back, undoubtedly in a lesser role than being the star of the show?
The words weren't really that surprising, which, considering the perverse manner of the moment, remains the worst news. When we hear an athlete talk about gays on the sports pages -- and, more specifically, a team-sport athlete talking to his teammates and referring to homosexuals -- we have become conditioned to expect the worst. And time after time we generally get it, as we did again from Junior Seau on Wednesday night at the Dolphins' awards banquet.
She recounted with laughter so many proud moments of raising Allen and being an NBA mom. When it was announced months before that Allen Iverson would be one of 10 members to be inducted, she was ecstatic. When his name was called, Allen Iverson, who had already shed a few tears during his introduction, rose from his seat and approached the podium, where he was welcomed by two of his former coaches, Larry Brown and John Thompson Jr.
As the 49ers and the Ravens gear up for Superbowl XLVII, one 49ers player is feeling a little more pressure on him than his teammates: Cornerback Chris Culliver, who landed himself in a good bit of trouble for anti-gay remarks he made on Tuesday during a press event. While the gay marriage movement picks up momentum, homophobia remains a serious problem in pro sports. Currently, out of 1, NFL players, not one is openly gay.
But the Philadelphia 76ers institution revealed his first meeting with Jordan was far from the ideal meeting. What was that, Michael? Source:Getty Images. It was similar to the first time the pair took the court together but Iverson was able to get some payback on his hero.
Allen married Tawanna Turner on August 3, The pair previously dated for ten years before deciding to tie the knot. They met each other while attending high school.
Hardaway's incendiary comments last week about gays have made him persona non grata at All-Star Weekend, both in body and in spirit. The league, looking to defuse an explosive situation before tonight's All-Star Game at Thomas and Mack Center, uninvited him from participating in several events locally this weekend. And no one was helping Hardaway out of the hole he'd dug for himself. But in general, I think he spoke for himself.