JASON COLLINS RUMORS

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...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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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

Jason Collins Disregards Gay Taunt From One 'Knucklehead' Player

Jason Collins revealed he has received a gay taunt from one NBA player since making his return to the league on Feb. 23. Collins, who became the first openly gay player in the four recognized major professional sports, inked two 10-day contracts with the Brooklyn Nets before signing for the remainder of the season. "One player, one knucklehead from another team," Collins...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Refuses to Name NBA Player Who Taunted Him With Gay Slur

Jason Collins’ return to the NBA as an openly gay man has gone as pretty smooth as someone in his position can imagine.  His teammates have bee supportive and respectful. As well as the entire league as a whole. Collins admitted that there has been one sour moment.  In a conversation with the New York Daily News, Collins said that only “one knucklehead from an opposing team...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets sign Jason Collins for the remainder of season

The Nets signed center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season this morning, locking in another piece of the roster as they head toward the postseason. Last month, Collins became the first openly gay competitor in the history of the four major American sports when he signed a 10-day contract with Brooklyn. In his 20 days with the Nets, Collins has averaged less than 10 minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 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 NBA.com has the No. 98 that Collins previously wore in Boston and Washington. Collins began wearing...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fans give Jason Collins standing ovation in Nets debut

Video of fans at the Staples Center giving Jason Collins a standing ovation during his Nets debut.
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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...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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