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NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by publicly announcing he was gay. Reactions have been mixed since news of his decision broke. Some people are on board with it, while others are certainly not.Count former NBA All-Star Larry Johnson as one who is not okay with it. The 44-year-old native of Texas made his feelings known via Twitter after Collins came out.I don't Jason Collins personally but he seems like a great guy. Me personally gay men in the locked room would make me uncomfortable .— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) April 29, 2013One of his followers quickly tweeted in response: "RESPECT LJ! There's no place in the NBA for gay players."Johnson responded by saying, "I agree."Naturally, Johnson's tweet incited a storm of response from other users as well. Some offered words of support for his position and others offered plenty of resistance.You can view the debate in its entirety via his profile page.Ppl ! this is nothing against Jason or homosexual's,all I'm saying is this don't belong in a man's locker room.— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) April 30, 2013Clearly we know where Johnson stands on the matter. Although some may disagree with him, at least he has chosen to stick up for what he believes in, which is much more than can be said for the majority.
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No one really wants to put out there that Jason Collins was a jerk for lying to his fiancee and girlfriend of eight years. No real justification for letting someone believe you are straight, when you are really gay for a decade.
Moos understandably is upset because she had planned on having a life and children with Collins, but those plans were derailed, so while Collins is...
LeRoy Butler had one church cancel on him for publicly congratulating gay NBA player Jason Collins, but now the former Green Bay Packers safety has added a church to his speaking schedule.
This church, St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Madison, Wis., has agreed to host Butler because of his public stance regarding Collins.
"LeRoy walked away from a good amount of money ...
When the site Ultimate Rockets broke the news on Tuesday that the Westboro Baptist Church intended to protest outside of Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday during Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, it was assumed that an ugly scene was not only possible, but likely. The Westboro Baptist Church is notorious...
One of the more stunning aspects of Jason Collins’ announcement that he is gay is that he dated women and was engaged to be married for years. His ex-fiancee, Carolyn Moos, said on Tuesday that she never suspected he was gay. The two were together for eight years before Collins called off their wedding in 2009. Even though the announcement likely stunned Moos, she says it helped...
The big news in the NBA this week was Jason Collins coming out as the first actively gay male athlete in professional team sports in the United States. The announcement was met with generally positive comments and support from the NBA and players around the league.
Collins has taken this unprecedented step at a time when homosexuality is widely accepted in American society and...
Columnist Howard Kurtz left The Daily Beast on Thursday, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins.
Both Kurtz and Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown confirmed his departure over Twitter.
Kurtz did not acknowledge any link between the retraction and his departure.
He tweeted that ''as we began to move in...
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Karl Malone made it perfectly clear with his statement of support of Jason Collins that he would have no problem with a gay teammate.
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On Monday morning, NBA veteran revealed to the word that he was gay. In a well written piece in Sports Illustrated, Collins told his story and announced that “he didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since he is, he’s happy to start the conversation.”Collins, indeed, started the conversation. But he also created a few...
Jason Collins received a gift for making his historic announcement this week: a year’s supply of condoms from NuVo condoms.
NuVo Condoms is also offering Jason Collins an all expense paid wedding at the 2013 NYC PrideFest on June 30, 2013, if he is ready to walk down the aisle. I don’t know if Collins is engaged, or even has a boyfriend or whatever, so this second part kind...
I can only start this column one way.
I stand with Jason Collins.
I stand with the LGBT community.
Now the question is, will NBA teams?
One of the things that makes sports special is that every so often, the games intersect with reality – the teams are forces of change, good and healing.
We saw that yesterday as the Portland Timbers hosted Atticus Lane-Dupre...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer Jason Collins has been compared to Jackie Robinson. And Neil Armstrong.
True pioneer? Not exactly.
Now that we've had a few days to reflect on what it means for Collins to come out as gay, it's time to recognize what this really was - a significant step, to be sure, but hardly a slam-dunk...
You've probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he's gay.
There was little fanfare for either. There were no headlines as there were this past week when NBA player Jason Collins declared that he is gay, making...
Sporting a pair of what appears to be men's premium, slim boot-cut ripped denim ZARA jeans, Craig Carton joined Katie Couric to discuss Jason Collins yesterday. CC called JC "Very brave. He's a trail...
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