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Collins was on the Nets from 2001 until 2008, and appeared in both the 01-02 and 02-03 Finals vs the Lakers and Spurs, respectively
NBA veteran power forward Jason Collins has spent his career as a mostly under-the-radar player, as his style consists of him doing his job on the court quietly and effectively, without filling up many categories on the stat sheet or many newspapers back pages. But he blew that reputation out of the water last April when he came out as gay, in a front-page Sports Illustrated story, making him the first openly-homosexual active player in major American professional sports. The news was headline stuff for what seemed like ages.
And now he's looking to continue his basketball career with a new team, as his contract with the Washington Wizards, the team he finished the 2012-13 season with, expired back in July.
The Brooklyn Nets, of whom Collins was a member for eight seasons in New Jersey, were interested in signing Collins to an e...
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Jason Collins is still without a job about two months from the start of the NBA season, but his former teammate Jason Kidd thinks he’ll end up with a team. Kidd is the current coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and the two were teammates on the Nets for seven seasons from 2001-2008. Kidd values his […]
We know jocks love the strip club, and even in these dicey economic times, changing up the weather in one of these fine establishments is still a great night out. Our latest example, Washington Wizards’ star John Wall. The point guard recently cashed out with a huge extension, so a random Saturday visit to Stadium nightclub in DC, to waterfall a stack of ones was absolutely in...
The Washington Wizards have expectations for the first time in a long time.
The Wizards who have been laughing-stocks of the NBA for years, finally have a nucleus in place that can at least talk about the playoffs.
With a nucleus of Bradley Beal, Nene, Martell Webster, Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, and rookie Otto Porter, The Wizard finally have reason to be optimistic.
Washington Wizards Vice President of player personnel Milt Newton will join the Timberwolves as the team's general manager according to a team source. Newton will be heavily involved in pro scouting.
The Wolves also plan on elevating Rob Babcock to a vice president of personnel position.
Both men have a prior history with Wolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders...
Jason Kidd is already putting his stamp on the Brooklyn Nets.
Kidd who was an efficient, dime dropping point guard during his career, would like Deron Williams to take off where he left off.
Kidd told the New York Daily News that he wants Williams “to get back to averaging double-digit assist next season.”
“I’m going to push him. I want the best for him,” Kidd said after...
Washington Wizards: One Player the Wizards Should Acquire- DeMarcus Cousins
By Brandon Hartman: VP of Content and Senior Writer at HoopStuff
Washington Receives: DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson
Washington Trades: Kevin Seraphin, Otto Porter, Emeka Okafor, 2014 First Round Pick
- A trade rumor regarding DeMarcus Cousins is nothing new, so add this speculative deal to the list. The...
In case we didn’t convince you Monday that Tracy McGrady was really, really good, here is Paul Pierce to second the motion.
Pierce stretched out his thumbs on Tuesday and tweeted a congratulations to McGrady on the latter’s retirement. He called McGrady a “no doubt” candidate for the Basketball Hall of Fame and paid an even higher compliment by naming McGrady one of the three...
David Stern, concerned that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets were being too mean to each other, called a meeting last season with the teams' respective owners to ask them to tamp down the rivalry.
No, you did not accidentally stumble into the sports section of The Onion. This really happened, according to the New York Post. The commissioner of the NBA doesn't want his...
On Sunday, Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd told the media that one of his goals for point guard Deron Williams this year is for Williams to average 10 assists per game, a number that immediately made me think of Rajon Rondo and his amazing streak of 37 games with 10 or more assists last season.
From New York Daily News:
“I’m going to push him. I want the best for him...
The Nets announced Wednesday that the team will hold this year’s training camp, from October 1-5, on the campus of Duke University that is intended to “offer a unique opportunity for our players to bond and focus solely on basketball.”
The Brooklyn Nets will hold training camp for the 2013-14 season on the campus of Duke University…The Nets will travel to Duke on September...
The Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are both vying to own New York, and the NBA supports such competition.
The league would just prefer the competition between the two franchises be a bit more friendlier. The New York Post is reporting that the NBA ordered Knicks owner James Dolan and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov to tone down their rivalry, and avoid any tension between the two franchises...