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Jason Collins retires from the NBA

In his own words via The Players’ Tribune, Jason Collins officially announced his retirement from the NBA. After thirteen seasons including two finals appearances with the New Jersey Nets, Collins decided it was time to end his career. Most known for being the first NBA player to come out as openly gay while playing, Collins played his final season with the now Brooklyn Nets last...
Via Basketball Bicker
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA

  Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets After 16 seasons with the NBA Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete is set to retire from the league. On Wednesday Jason Collins announced his retirement in a first person story for Sports Illustrated, according to ESPN. He also wrote a story for ThePlayersTribune.com regarding his decision to retire. “It feels wonderful to have...
Via Basketball Bicker
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins to announce his retirement from the NBA at tonight's Nets-Bucks game in Brooklyn

In a column he wrote for Sports Illustrated and SI.com, Jason Collins stated that he plans to officially announce his retirement from the NBA this evening:On Wednesday at the Barclays Center, I plan to announce my retirement as an NBA player. The day will be especially meaningful for me because the Nets will be playing the Bucks, who are coached by Jason Kidd, my former teammate...
Via Celtics Life
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins, NBA's first openly gay player, to retire

  Having made history, Jason Collins is calling it quits from the NBA and moving on to the next chapter of his life.   Collins, the first openly gay male athlete in a major American team sport, has announced his retirement. Writing for Sports Illustrated, Collins said he would make his announcement official Wednesday at the Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins announces retirement 18 months after coming out

Jason Collins, the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement in Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. "It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports," Collins, played 15 seasons for six teams, told the magazine...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson on gays: Not in my locker room

Mark Jackson has returned to the broadcast booth as an NBA analyst.  He could be there permanently if this report is accurate.  SF Bay is reporting that Jackson’s views on homosexuality may have been the main reason he wasn’t retained as head coach of the Warriors. On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins came out to the world as the NBA’s first openly gay player.  Collins at the...
Via Thacover2
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins: One NBA player taunted me about being gay

The Brooklyn Nets signing of Jason Collins made news everywhere as Jason became the first openly gay man to suit up for an NBA team. So far, that’s been the extent of the story. But, Jason recently revealed that the journey hasn’t been all sunshine and cupcakes. Jason says that an NBA player on an opposing team allegedly trashed talk him regarding his sexuality. From the moment...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins: One 'knucklehead' has targeted him with gay taunts

It’s been almost one month since Jason Collins stepped onto the court at Staples Center as the NBA’s first openly gay player. Since that groundbreaking moment, Collins — who signed two ten-day contract before being picked up by the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season — says he’s been ridiculed by only one opponent. He spoke with the New York Daily News about the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets looking to keep Jason Collins for the season

The Brooklyn Nets have been getting tons of media attention for their initial signing of center Jason Collins. According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, it looks like the Nets will look to sign him for the rest of the season after his 10-day contract is over.This should come as no surprise, as the Nets were thinking along these lines before he even officially signed.Jason...
Via Nets Take Over
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Fans Properly Give Jason Collins Mild Applause When He Enters Game (Video)

If he wants to treated like every other basketball player, he shouldn’t expect anything special when he checks into the game. Lakers Fans realize this.
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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