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Jason Collins joining Yahoo as basketball analyst

Yahoo has hired Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s four major sports, as a college basketball and NBA analyst. Collins retired last November, and this is his first job in sports since his retirement. With Yahoo, he’s expected to provide original video content, and will make his debut on Sunday’s “Tourney Bracket Live” special at 7:30...
Via Awful Announcing
March 09, 2015  |  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...
November 19, 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...
March 21, 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...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins has best selling jersey in NBA

Jason Collins signed a ten day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and already has become the NBA’s best selling jersey according to USA Today’s For the Win. Here’s were things get funny. Collins has been wearing the No. 46 since he returned to the NBA while the black jersey listed on has the No. 98 that Collins previously wore in Boston and Washington. Collins began wearing...
February 25, 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.
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets considering signing Jason Collins

The Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins this week in Los Angeles and are giving “strong consideration” to signing him, ESPN reports. Nets GM Billy King confirmed to the NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy that the team worked out Collins this week. Collins reportedly was in shape for the workout. Collins, 35, played for the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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