Jason Collins signing with Brooklyn Nets is bigger than NBA

In what is a historic free agent signing not only for the NBA, but for all of professional sports, the Brooklyn Nets have signed center Jason Collins to the 10-day contract, making him the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major professional sports. The Nets worked out the 35-year old Collins on Thursday, just after they completed a trade that sent power forward Reggie...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, signs with the Nets

Jason Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center revealed at the end of last season he is gay, but he was a free agent and had remained unsigned. With a need for another big man, the Nets turned...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins to sign with Nets on Sunday

Civil rights history will be made Sunday. And if not Sunday, shortly thereafter. The Nets plan to sign Jason Collins on Sunday, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles reports, and he should be eligible to play in Brooklyn's game against the Lakers on Sunday night. This will make Collins the first openly gay athlete in a major male American sport -- NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. ...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Refuses to Play in D-League or Overseas

Jason Collins is still hopeful that he will receive a phone call from an NBA team soon, allowing him to relaunch his career as a professional basketball player. According to ESPN, the 34 year old NBA veteran — who became the first publicly gay professional athlete in North America’s four major team sports – has ruled out the NBA’s Developmental League and playing overseas...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins' twin given great shirt by Kimmel

Jason Collins gained nationwide notoriety when he recently announced that he is gay. Collins went from being a relatively unknown professional basketball player to being pretty identifiable in a matter of weeks. Naturally, Collins’ fame has created a lot of confusion for his twin brother, Jarron, who is straight. Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel decided to help solve that...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarron Collins jokes he missed Jason 'red flags'

Jason Collins would always make excuses for why he wasn't interested in the women his twin brother and sister-in-law would set him up with on dates. Jarron Collins still never figured out that Jason was gay. Jarron joked Wednesday on ABC's ''Jimmy Kimmel Live'' that he missed ''red flags'' about Jason, who recently came out as the first active...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Collins says support is 'incredible'

Jason Collins said he has gotten ''incredible'' support since coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues, and hopes he may have made the path easier for others to follow. Collins sat down for an interview that was aired by ABC's ''Good Morning America'' on Tuesday, one day after the veteran NBA center...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins was high school teammates with actor Jason Segel (Picture)

The life of veteran NBA center Jason Collins is a lot more interesting now than it was last year, with the 34-year-old becoming the first ever openly gay athlete to play in the four major American team sports on Monday. When you also consider the fact that Collins played high school basketball with actor Jason Segel, he may even start to give the Dos Equis guy a run for his money...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out

Longtime NBA big man Jason Collins is gay, and he doesn't care if you know it. Collins made that clear Monday, when the 12-year league veteran, who played for the Celtics and Wizards this season, opened up about his sexuality in a lengthy personal essay published in Sports Illustrated . With his announcement, Collins became the first active, openly gay athlete in major professional...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Baller Jarron Collins -- My HOA Left Me SOL

NBA journeyman Jarron Collins claims he saved his entire condo complex from a possible TOXIC MOLD invasion ... only to get the shaft in a big time settlement ... this according to a new lawsuit. Long story short -- Collins claims he noticed all sorts of… Permalink
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December 25, 2011  |  Discuss

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