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JASON COLLINS RUMORS

Collins proud of NCAA for speaking out against Indiana law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jason Collins says he is proud of the NCAA's ''bold'' leadership against Indiana's religious objections law, and the association should avoid putting future Final Fours in states that do not protect the rights of gays and lesbians. Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, spoke at a news conference in Indianapolis on Saturday with representatives from gay rights...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins to join Yahoo Sports as basketball analyst

Yahoo Sports has announced it has hired former NBA player Jason Collins as a basketball analyst. Collins, who became the first active NBA player to announce he was gay following the 2012-13 season, will provide studio analysis for the upcoming men's NCAA tournament and the NBA, Yahoo Sports announced Monday. Collins will make his debut on Yahoo Sports' Tourney Bracket Live show on...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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

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
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