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Tim Hardaway -- My NBA Son Can't Hold A Candle ... To My Crossover!

  • TMZ
He's pushin' 50 ... but Tim Hardaway says there's no way in hell his 23-year-old NBA son could cross him over -- telling TMZ Sports he still dominates his kid when it comes to handlin' the rock.  In fact, Hardaway says he's still the Greatest Of All Time when it comes to pulling off the move that he basically invented during his NBA career.   Oh, and since Tim Sr.'s also a coach with the Pistons ... and
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Out to Win’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Out to Win’
In the year since Michael Sam came out, the subject of homosexuality in professional sports has tipped from institutional taboo to high-profile talking point, but what use is a documentary that recaps everything audiences already know on the issue? So few high-profile athletes have come out over the years that the stories of those who’ve been open about their sexuality feel like old news. Those testimonies, mostly viewed far in the rearview mirror, make up most of Malcolm Ingram’s “Out to Win,” a tired treatment of a timely topic from the indie helmer whose “Small Town Gay Bar” did so much more to personalize the contemporary Lgbt experience in America. Just one of several forthcoming docus determined to tackle a subject already discussed ad nauseam on-air, “Out to Win” lags far behind TV sports coverage in its production value, informational heft and emotional impact, but should score as a film-festival conversation starter.
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The Game -- I Was DeSean Jackson's Wingman ... When He Hollered At Rihanna

  • TMZ
DeSean Jackson had some serious firepower in his corner when he ran up on Rihanna this weekend -- 'cause The Game tells TMZ Sports he was there to support the NFL star as the ultimate wingman!Game was leaving Supperclub in L.A. last night when he told us he was Proud of the Washington Redskins superstar when he chatted up RiRi outside a Hollywood nightclub on Saturday night. "You know what man, D-Jax, that's like my little brother man,
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Rihanna Parties Until the Wee Hours in N.Y.C.

It was a late night for Rihanna. The singer arrived at N.Y.C. hotspot VIP Room at around 3 a.m. on Sunday where she danced with friends for about an hour. "She was having a great time. She sang along to a few songs and drank Coronas," says a source. The Barbados beauty was casually dressed in a crop top, ripped jeans and an oversize Chicago Bulls jacket. "She was pretty low-key and stuck to her group of friends," said the source. New York Knicks player Tim Hardaway Jr. was in a nearby booth celebrating his 22nd birthday with teammates Iman Shumpert,
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Meme: Brian Brown Rolls Back Time to 1818, Michael Jackson Was Almost The Doctor, Boy Scouts Banned From Wearing Uniforms At Pride

Linda Harvey attends Pride, fears AIDS, David Hasselhoff shills for coffee, Andrew Keenan-Bolger hits the right notes in his skivvies.

Tim Hardaway was the first signer of the Florida marriage equality petition. Hardaway made headlines a few years ago saying that he didn’t like gay people and was homophobic. He did some image rehab to become an equality supporter after the backlash. On a side note, I met him a few times when I was working in Florida, and found him to be a very unpleasant man. While I appreciate the support, based on personal experience, I’m not buying it.

A 20-year-old man is in jail after shooting a man at the St. Peteresburg Pride festival. He came to Pride to let the gays know exactly what he thought of him before shooting a man with a Bb gun. Thankfully, the victim wasn’t seriously injured.

Robert Sarvis
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"To Anyone I Offended:" How Does Tracy Morgan's Apology Compare to Other Celebrity Mea Culpas?

"I apologize to anyone who was offended."

Aah, that passive-aggressive non-apology apology. We've become used to seeing it in press releases after celebrity f**k-ups, but now the world seems to have caught on to how meaningless a statement it is.

These days, it's not enough to just go through the motions. In 2011 we require more than a token statement when a celeb tries to convince us that something was "taken out of context," or is "not what's in my heart."

Tracy Morgan is the latest apologetic celeb, and he seems to be working the hell out of his apology cycle, from meeting with GLAAD and Glbt teens, to loving a hypothetical gay son, to going back to the scene of his anti-gay tirade to apologize there.

His eagerness to make amends means he's either truly sincere in his apology ... or he's scared sh*tless about the future of his career.
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Sound-Off: Why Kobe Bryant Should Shut-Up and Pay

I admire the gay community. Unlike any minority group in the 21st century, the Lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community refuses to accept bigotry. When a rapper (Bow Wow), an actor (Isaiah Washington), or a sports figure (Tim Hardaway), makes a homophobic slur, the gays see to it that an apology is issued. Hardaway and Washington still haven't recovered from the great gay wrath...
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The Los Angeles Rainbow Squirrels | Lgbt Equality in Sports

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Monday was National Coming Out Day. The Proposition 8 lawsuit sits in waiting, as the case for same-sex marriage in California has a pending hearing at a federal court of appeals before possibly moving on to the Supreme Court. The U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy is its own political firestorm at the moment and is on the cusp of abolishment. New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino mouths off that "your children" would be much better off if they are not "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option." A sobering rash of recent suicides among youngsters reminds us that bullying, lack of tolerance, and the notion that being gay is bad are still far too prevalent in our society.

Thus, it seems an appropriate time to highlight that same lack of tolerance that has dismayingly infected the world of major league sports. Why should it matter where the NBA,
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"Coming Out" In Droves: Eleven Who Did in 2009

A record number of celebrities came out in 2009, making it that much easier for the next one.

Gay celebrities used to mostly follow one of two formulas for coming out:

1. Get caught in an personal situation by a tabloid, i.e. Danny Pintauro

2. Get tired of not being out and call up favorite lifestyle magazine to break the news gently to their three fans who hadn’t already succumbed to the rumors. i.e. Ellen DeGeneres, Lance Bass

But something new happened in 2009, because the path to a celebrity's closet door became as varied as it is for those of us in the real world. We had the “I was always out” or the “casual mention” coming out. Then we added the “bring the boyfriend to an event” coming out which took the nonchalant route. And perhaps then there is most interesting: the “product tie-in” which, as far as I know,
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Scott, Frazier net NBA spots at ESPN

Scott, Frazier net NBA spots at ESPN
ESPN has named SportsCenter anchors Stuart Scott and Kevin Frazier as in-studio hosts for its NBA telecasts when coverage begins this month. In addition, five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway will join ESPN as a studio analyst. Scott will host the Wednesday night games, while Frazier will join Hardaway for the Friday night doubleheaders. A 30-minute pregame show, ESPN Shootaround, will precede each Friday contest. The network also disclosed that ESPN2 will debut a two-hour program at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. NBA Fast Break Tuesday will take viewers around the league to each of the games being played that night.

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