The Brooklyn Nets made sports history earlier this year when they signed the first openly gay athlete, Jason Collins, to a ten-day contract. Now, after a second 10-day contract, Collins will be rewarded with a contract keeping him in Brooklyn for the rest of the season.
Deron Williams got his first preseason action. LeBron James and Chris Bosh didn’t need any more.
Paul Pierce drove his shoulder right into LeBron James, a postseason foul in a preseason game. A message to the NBA champions? “It’s a message to the league,” Pierce said.
After capturing a second-straight NBA championship, everyone is still chasing the Miami Heat and that chase may be about to pick up steam in Brooklyn.
The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had not played together in a couple of weeks, so the Miami Heat needed some time to get back into rhythm.
The Miami Heat have spent much of the last two weeks without Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, or Chris Bosh in the starting lineup. But, Friday night the Heat will have its Big Three on the court against the Boston Celtics, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Paul Pierce hit a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-98 in double overtime Sunday after learning that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was out for the season with a knee injury.
Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh has been added to the roster next month’s All Star Game in Houston, the NBA announced Thursday.