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Openly gay NBA veteran Jason Collins marched in the 43rd annual Boston Pride Parade. Marching with him, and wearing some sweet bell bottoms, was Collins’ Stanford roommate, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy. The Big Lead

April 29, 2013 Updates

Well, that was quick ... TMZ has learned Jason Collins has officially been asked to lead Boston's pride parade this summer, hours after the NBA star announced that he's gay. A rep for parade tells TMZ, “Boston Pride is formally inviting Jason Collins to be a Marshal in the 2013 Boston Pride Parade ... Boston Pride is proud that our annual celebration helped to inspire Jason Collins to make his groundbreaking decision to come out." TMZ.com

April 24, 2013 Updates
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The Boston Celtics announced today multiple initiatives to support victims affected by the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon. The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation has committed to raise $200,000 to support The One Fund Boston to help the families affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy through a $100,000 pledge from the Shamrock Foundation and multiple team initiatives to raise an additional $100,000. NBA.com

The Celtics have partnered with adidas to create a special Celtics limited edition t-shirt bearing the words “Boston Stands as One”. 2,620 of the shirts have been created with 100% of the proceeds from sales donated to The One Fund Boston. These adidas t-shirts, also known as “warm-up shirts,” will be available to consumers at Celtics.com/shop, NBAstore.com, adidas.com, the ProShop at the TD Garden, the NBA Store in New York as well as adidas retail locations. NBA.com

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Due to the cancellation of Tuesday's home game against the Indiana Pacers, the NBA's Boston Celtics will not play a game at the TD Garden until next week in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the New York Knicks. Yet, for Wednesday night's regular season finale, their opponents ensured that the occasion would not go unnoticed. Before tipoff at the Air Canada Centre, the Toronto Raptors and their fans observed a moment of silence and gave their support for the city with the slogan "Tonight, we are all Boston fans." Then, as the Celtics starting lineup was introduced, they played "Sweet Caroline" as a small attempt to help the visitors feel at home. You can watch a video of the ceremony above (via Beyond the Buzzer). After the jump, see how the Celtics are honoring the victims of the bombings for Wednesday's game. Yahoo! Sports

April 17, 2013 Updates

His car emerged from a nearby tunnel when a bomb exploded. He didn’t hear it, but he soon saw people running and ambulances. He clicked the radio on. He heard. From there, the Celtics coach just wanted to go home. “It was hysteria, it was crazy,” he said Tuesday, when his team was practicing here instead of preparing to play the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden because the NBA canceled that game in light of the deadly bombings at the Marathon. Rivers estimated that it took him an hour to travel five blocks. Like many phones in the city, his wasn’t taking calls. But text messages came through. He said he received a “million” of them, from friends, family, other NBA coaches. Boston Globe

Rivers’s family, knowing he lives near the finish line, reached out often, and his daughter called and texted over and over and over. He finally got back, saying he was fine. First responders told everyone nearby to stay inside. Rivers didn’t leave his residence the rest of the night. But Rivers stared out the window near the Marathon’s finish and saw clusters of people wandering, gathering at Boston Common. “They didn’t have anywhere to go,” he said. Boston Globe

April 16, 2013 Updates

“It wasn’t going to feel right to play a basketball game tonight just out of respect, and then out of diverting police resources in any way to playing a game. I’d rather personally have them able to work on the crime scene and help care for anybody who needs help in Boston as opposed to helping patrol our game. It just didn’t feel right at all to be playing tonight. It was an easy decision, which we made together.” WEEI.com

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