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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 Says ‘Knucklehead’ NBA Player Taunted Him For Being Gay

Jason Collins received a standing ovation last month when he became the NBA’s first active openly gay player, but it seems someone on the court hasn’t been so kind. The Brooklyn Nets center noted in a recent New York Daily News interview that he was the subject of gay taunts from an anonymous player. “One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins told the Daily...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 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

Report: Jason Collins signs with Nets

Jason Collins is set to join the Brooklyn Nets. The 7-foot center Collins, 35, will become the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the major four sports. NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam is set to become the first gay player in the NFL. Y! Sources w/ @SpearsNBAYahoo: Nets reach agreement w/ Jason Collins to make him first openly gay player in pro ball. http://t.co/xbOUX5DvIZ...
Via Tireball.com
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins remains unsigned. Why?

On April 29, Jason Collins announced to the world that he was gay. It was monumental in that he became the first active player in any of the four major American professional sports to come out publicly. He instantly became a symbol for society's growing acceptance of gay men and women in society. Players, the league, the media and fans seemed to support Collins fully and accept...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Collins Still Unsigned, Openly Gay NBA Executive Says ‘Call Has to Come’

Jason Collins is still on the market, available to any team that needs a veteran center for the league minimum contract. Nearly six months have passed since Collins announced that he is gay, and still the 34-year-old 7-footer remains unsigned. Collins has handled his unemployment with his typical class, refusing to use his now-public sexuality as an excuse, but others are wondering...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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Pistons interested in Jason Collins?

There has not been an openly gay player in the NBA, but that could change if the Pistons sign Jason Collins, which sounds like a possibility.

Via Pass The Pill
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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