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Friday And-1 Links: Discussing coming out in the NBA

Oct 12, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• Statistically speaking, there is somebody playing in the NBA right now who is a closeted gay. Probably more than one. What would it take for them to come out publicly? Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN explored the idea with the best and most thoughtful piece of sportswriting I saw this week. A must read.

Anthony Davis was held out of Friday night’s Hornet scrimmage against the Rockets because of a sore groin. It may not be serious but it is something to watch.

• For the Rockets, Kyle Lowry sat out that same game.

• Why might the Lakers get off to a fast start? How about a soft early schedule.

Kevin Garnett is handing out Celtics rookie nicknamesJared Sullinger is “Sully.”

• This video shows Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony saying they don’t think their chemistry is really an issue and everything is just hunky-dory.

• I really like the Thunder’s new alternate jersey (which leaked first in NBA 2K13) but they spelled Thunder wrong.

• This is a Q&A with Dwyane Wade talking about his jump from Jordan Brand shoes to his new deal with Chinese firm Li-Ning.

• Here is LeBron James defending the price of his sneakers (which got misreported as too high by many media outlets, it’s only $300 if you include the Nike+ tracking chip).

• Here’s some insightful thoughts on Kobe Bryant potentially retiring in a couple of years.

• Chris Douglas-Roberts is trying to make the Lakers, and the early buzz is he stands a good chance with the way he’s played. Here is an interesting Q&A with him.

• Going after offensive rebounds does not mean you have to sacrifice defense.

DeShawn Stevenson is really pissed at Deron Williams.

• “Big Baby” Glen Davis has released a new song that is a lot about Glen Davis.

Here’s a Q&A with the Heat’s Rashard Lewis.

• Manu Ginobili (foot issue) and Patty Mills (ankle) sat out for the Spurs against the Nuggets Friday.

Marvin Williams talks about living up to expectations, and says the only expectations that matter are his own.

• Why the concerns about the Bulls bench? Because they were 1-of-21 shooting in the fourth quarter of the team’s exhibition game Tuesday night.

• Brad Miller is an avid hunter, and if you are one of his friends he’ll text you pictures of his kills.

• And here are the Clippers Trey Thompson,Caron Butler, Trey Thompkins and Ryan Hollins going through a seasonal haunted house at Universal Studios in L.A.

  1. timb12 - Oct 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    I expect Kyle Lowry to sit out all season for the Rockets.

    Ba-Zing!

  2. lakerryan - Oct 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    This is just sad

  3. dcdebacle - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    slow news day, so…. Heidi Klum or Kate Upton? Heidi has the length, Kate can clearly handle basketballs. I’d take Rebecca Romijn.

  4. stickesabado - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    shoot not even gonna lie… I’m a Laker fan but can’t even clown the Clipper guys for being sketched in the haunted house… they were tryin to play it cool but couldn’t… Universal Studios is ruthless with their Halloween Haunt

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