Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston's gay pride parade.
Gerald Henderson had 27 points and Walker came up with a flurry of big plays in the closing minutes helping the Bobcats overcome a five-point deficit and beat Washington 119-114.
There are a million-plus-1 reasons why President Obama shouldn't change the national anthem — and surely not bow to a replacing it with the Kelly song "Ignition (remix)," which wreaks of fellas and honeys bouncin,' bumpin' and grindin.'
Martell Webster scored 21 points, and the Washington Wizards broke a four-game losing streak Monday night with a 98-90 win over a Los Angeles Clippers team missing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
John Wall was sprawled out on the floor in front of him doing stretching exercises. A.J. Price sat across from him, his soft cast in his lap and a stimulation machine on his broken right hand. Shelvin Mack sat next to him, wearing oversized headphones and checking his cellphone.
It was obvious from the limp he was walking with as he ambled through the hallways of the United Center. Or from the large plate of food he was nibbling on shortly before the game. Jordan Crawford was not available to play when the Washington Wizards faced the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Saturday.
Garrett Temple and Shelvin Mack don't want to pack their bags and return to the D-League. Kevin Seraphin doesn't want his mentor, Nene, to be mad at him again. Bradley Beal didn't want a second-straight scoreless dud on his highlight reel. All in all, those were just a few of the motivating factors that led to an inspired effort by the Washington Wizards, who defeated the Orlando Magic 105-97 on Friday at Verizon Center.
On paper, it wasn't exactly an inspiring matchup, the 22-loss Washington Wizards against the 23-loss Cleveland Cavaliers. The two Eastern Conference cellar dwellers squared off at Verizon Center on Wednesday night, and the Wizards trotted out their 11th starting lineup of the season.
For most people, finding out they have to work on Christmas Day isn't exactly the kind of present they want. For Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple, it was the best gift of all.