Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Nearly 3 months after admitting that he was gay, Jason Collins is still without a job in the NBA. Not surprisingly there is speculation from groups, Yahoo Sports reports, that this can possibly be attributed to the fact that Collins in the only openly gay athlete that is active in the NBA. Collins addresses the issue and says: “I look at it, honestly, like any other free agency in the past several years, where I know I have to stay patient.  I know that at this point in my career, you remain hopeful that there’s a job and an opportunity waiting for you once teams start to fill out their rosters.” Whichever team does decide to sign Collins will be making sports history but will have to downplay it in order not to make it a spectacle for the entire team. We have all seen how a media spectacle can distract a team and debilitate any ability to put together a solid season of production and results. Sadly, this is something to consider, but the reality is that there is way more than goes into this decision rather than the openly gay admission. The facts are that Collins, who is now 34 didn’t have much production last season. He size would be intriguing to an NBA GM, but for a big man to average less than 2 rebounds per game is a problem that can’t be ignored. Let’s all take this for what it is rather than take it as a discrimination issue. Collins seems to be at the end of his career, and there really is no incentive for a GM to place him on a team and expect minimal production.    
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Isaiah Thomas led charge against Kevin Love

Baker Mayfield addresses Johnny Manziel comparisons

2018 NBA All-Star Game reserves announced

Report: Rob Gronkowski in good spirits, Patriots optimistic he'll play in Super Bowl LII

Astros' Jon Singleton receives 100-game suspension

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jalen Rose: ‘Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio’

WWE fires Enzo Amore in wake of rape accusation

NFL wants Raiders to sign Kaepernick after Rooney ruling?

Jay Feely: Gisele tried to get me to convince Tom Brady to retire

Raiders to make a run at Le’Veon Bell if he becomes free agent?

Jerry Jones: Jason Garrett is not on the hot seat

The 'OK, so it's not always good to be The King' quiz

How to stop a Pats comeback: Never think you're ahead

How the Philadelphia Eagles arrived at Super Bowl LII

How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Close calls: 20 MLB greats who came closest to Cooperstown but never made it

Nine reasons why the Eagles will beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII

The surprising failure of Jason Kidd

How things have changed since last Eagles-Pats Super Bowl

The Chicago Bulls' future is on the clock

Position-by-position breakdown of Super Bowl LII teams

The 'More things change...' quiz

Greatest surprise Super Bowl stars

Wizards News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Close calls: 20 MLB greats who came closest to Cooperstown but never made it

The 'OK, so it's not always good to be The King' quiz

How to stop a Pats comeback: Never think you're ahead

How the Philadelphia Eagles arrived at Super Bowl LII

Greatest surprise Super Bowl stars

Position-by-position breakdown of Super Bowl LII teams

Oldest players to ever be on Super Bowl rosters

The 'More things change...' quiz

How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Players with the most Super Bowl appearances

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker