Found August 14, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Ever since NBA Center Jason Collins made his historic announcement a couple months ago, the question has been asked, will he actually play? Yes, we’ve broken through now to have an openly gay male athlete in one of the major team sports. Jason Collins the social trail blazer is accomplished and accepted. But what about Jason Collins the NBA five? He hasn’t set foot in a NBA locker room or court yet as an openly gay man. If he doesn’t, what does that mean for this sociopolitical sports milestone? It appears the Detroit Pistons are interested. And they make an offer very soon. They’re looking for depth behind their young big men Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. Jason Collins has not been a full-time starter in six years. His skills, modest even at his peak, are in decline. His age works against him, and even though his coming out was pretty much universally accepted, his profile as a NBA basketball player is not one in high demand. He won’t be a rotation guy, he’ll be a 14th or 15th ...
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