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Corey Webster

NBL’s Corey Webster finds out punishment for offensive post

NBL player Corey Webster has received a two-game ban by Basketball Australia after an offensive pride flag tweet was found to be in breach of their code of conduct. On Sunday night, the Perth Wildcats player responded to a Twitter X post featuring the Progress Pride flag. The tweet asked “What’s the first thing that …

Perth Wildcats NBL star Corey Webster and a rainbow flag tweet

Perth NBL star apologises for offensive rainbow flag tweet

Perth Wildcats NBL player Corey Webster has apologised for an offensive social media post about the LGBTQIA+ community. Corey (pictured above) was responding to a post on Twitter X with a picture of the rainbow pride flag. The post asked the question, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this flag?” …

Rainbow Champion logo on NBL Pride jersey during Pride Round.

Cairns NBL club backs players’ refusal to wear pride jerseys

The coach of NBL club the Cairns Taipans has supported players’ “freedom of choice” to not wear pride jerseys with a rainbow logo during the NBL’s Pride Round, with some “reluctant” to do so for religious reasons. The NBL has launched its inaugural Pride Round earlier this week. For a string of matches, courts from …

Isaac Humphries on The Project talking about coming out

Basketballer Isaac Humphries praises NBL’s first Pride Round

The National Basketball League’s first active openly gay player Isaac Humphries has applauded the NBL’s decision to host a Pride Round for the first time. From Wednesday, all NBL courts across the country will feature sponsor Champion’s pride logo as well as a pride progress flag during Round 17. Across nine games, the NBL’s players …

brittney griner

Brittney Griner: “It feels so good to be home!”

After her release from a Russian prison in a prisoner exchange, Brittney Griner has thanked everyone who helped her survive the ordeal and worked for her release. “It feels so good to be home! The last 10 months have been a battle at every turn. I dug deep to keep my faith and it was …

Melbourne United NBL player isaac humphries comes out as gay

Melbourne NBL player Isaac Humphries comes out as gay

Melbourne United NBL star Isaac Humphries has shared he is gay, and become the only openly gay basketballer playing in a top-tier men’s basketball league. The Australian athlete made the announcement in a video shared to his social media accounts, in which he gives a moving speech to his NBL teammates and coaches. “I have …