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Jason Collins will become the first openly gay major-sport male athlete tonight. The milestone invites us to think of other milestones.

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How bad a play can a professional basketball player make?

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Last night LeBron James came through for the Miami Heat. Can he also come through for Obamacare? As Politico’s Kyle Cheney is reporting, the Administration has approached the National Basketball Association about helping to make the public aware of the new health insurance options that Obamacare will make available next year. It’s not clear exactly what the NBA or its stars would be doing, according to Cheney, or even if the league has agreed to participate.

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He Square Roots, He Scores

John Hollinger was an ESPN blogger. Now he's an NBA executive on a playoff run.

John Hollinger went from ESPN blogger to NBA executive. Now his Grizzlies are on a playoff run.

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"I'm Black, and I'm Gay"

Why the first half of Jason Collins' historic statement is as important as the second

Why the first half of Jason Collins' historic statement is as important as the second.

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The Modest Heroism of Jason Collins

The gay NBA player isn't another Jackie Robinson, but he's brave in his own way

The gay NBA player isn't another Jackie Robinson, but he's brave in his own way.

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Tonight, the NFL Draft begins—in case you hadn’t heard. The cover of the most recent ESPN The Magazine is dedicated to it, and Sports Illustrated likely would have fronted it, too, had the Boston Marathon bombings not taken precedence.

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Basketball Uniforms are Getting Sleeves

Assessing a sports sartorial shift

A new breed of basketball jersey is showing up on major college hoops courts—and, bucking tradition, they aren't sleeveless. Our critic asks if they're any good.

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LeBron James, the Workingman's Hero

"The Decision" was the right move after all—and the fulfillment of the American Dream

"The Decision" was the right move after all—and the fulfillment of the American Dream.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder broke up their core by trading James Harden to the Houston Rockets. It will turn out well for everyone, including the fans.

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