Woo hoo! This is fantastic news!
The NBA just became a more progressive place because the championship-winning San Antonio Spurs have just hired the first female assistant coach in NBA history!
Becky Hammon, a current WNBA player, has worked with the team and head coach Gregg Popovich for awhile, and they’ve decided to officially bring her on the staff.
The 37-year-old announced that this would be her
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With Jason Collins coming out last year and Michael Sam being drafted into the NFL, the world of professional sports has made HUGE steps in including the LGBT community!
And now ANOTHER professional league is making progress as the WNBA is starting a new campaign to actively recruit more gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fans to games!
WNBA President Laurel Richie spoke out about the move and said it was finally time to start showing support for a fan base that's been with them for a LONG time:
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In the sports world, the WNBA is WAY ahead of everyone else in terms of their support for the LGBT community, but apparently not everyone is on board.
The city of San Antonio is currently in a heated debate over the possibility of offering nondiscrimination protection for individuals based on their sexual orientation, and one local basketballer decided to voice her disapproval for the move.
Sophia Young took to Twitter to share her opinion on the matter and wrote:
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It's official! Jay-Z is the king of sports!
Just last week, Hova became an officially licensed agent for both the NBA and MLB, and he made his first HUGE move by signing Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Durant to Roc Nation Sports!
Of course, Shawn has already has a ton of talent on his roster with New York Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano and WNBA player Skylar Diggins!
But by signing Durant, Jay has locked up one of the biggest names in all of sports!
There's no word yet on what the next move is for Roc Nation Sports, but we're guessing it will be someone big, like Lebron James's headband! LOLz!
[Image via Instagram.]
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Brittney Griner is the best player in the WNBA right now, and she happens to be gay as well. So when Jason Collins found the courage to come out as gay in the NBA, she was inspired to continue her mission to help others live their open and free lives!
Here's what she wrote for the New York Times about her excitement and some history about her own struggles:
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It's weird to us that the idea of being openly gay in professional sports is even a discussion in 2013 — that shizz should have happened YEARS ago!
A lot of debate is going on in the male sports arenas about whether or not players should be open about their sexuality, but in the WNBA it's less of a big deal because the women have been embracing it for a while already! It doesn't matter to them whether or not their teammates are gay, and absolutely they should be open about it!
Here's what No. 1 draft pick in the WNBA (and possibly NBA!), Brittney Griner had to say about it. You know, as an openly gay player:
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A women's basketball star in the NBA??
Mark Cuban, owner of the Mavericks, Shark Tank shark, and all around normal and decent dude (who happens to be filthy f***ing rich), has just said that he'd think about drafting Baylor's Brittney Griner! That would make her the first women's basketball player in the NBA and we think he should TOTALLY do it!
Here's what he said:
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