Tag Archives: Basketball

We all really need to stop caring about Lebron James’ mother’s sex life

TweetMeet Lambo. Lebron James’ mother is dating a rapper who is only three years older than him, and who likes to publicly express admiration for the two-time NBA champion. This apparently threatens the collective ego of basketball fans around the country. Since the Internet uncovered this guy, fans and haters have gleefully pointed to comments on the [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Brittney Griner

TweetI could seriously not love this woman more. In an ESPN profile, basketball phenom Brittney Griner, who recently became the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike, talks about the bullying she experienced growing up and the more recent pressure she faced to keep quiet about her sexuality as a college player at Baylor. “I [...]
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Quote of the Day: “Don’t hide who you really are,” says Brittney Griner

Tweet Top WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner casually confirmed she’s gay in an interview with ESPN. “Don’t worry about what other people are going to say, because they’re always going to say something, but, if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are,” Griner told ESPN, before going into more [...]
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UConn women’s basketball team breaks record for longest winning streak, and other thoughts on women and sports

TweetLast week the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team broke the record for longest winning streak in college basketball—men’s or women’s—by winning its 89th straight game. The Huskies’ coach, Geno Auriemma, noted that many male commentators dismissed his team’s achievement because it was women’s basketball—and only paid attention at all because they were chasing a [...]
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Mothers’ needs play second fiddle to the needs of family and teammates

Tweet The New York Times has launched a series: “Mothers That Teammates and Families Both Need.” I was impressed that the first story in the series on mothers in the WNBA succeeded at presenting great facts and expert advice. On the first read, I was really excited about the possibility of women at the margins, mainly mothers [...]
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