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Jarron, Jason Collins speak in support of LGBTQ rights at DNC

Golden State Warriors assistant head coach Jarron Collins and his brother Jason spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of LGBTQ rights. Jason is perhaps best known as the first active publicly gay athlete in the four major men’s professional sports in the United States. He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, 2014, playing 11 minutes...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  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, with whom Collins...
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

NBA To Donate All Proceeds From Jason Collins Jersey Sales

The NBA announced Friday that it plans to donate proceeds from sales of Jason Collins jerseys to the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets last Sunday, making him the first openly gay player in any of America’s four major sports. While the NBA does not usually sell the jerseys of...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins set to meet Shepard's parents

Brooklyn Nets 7-footer Jason Collins acknowledged that Thursday night's game at Denver wasn't just about basketball. The first openly gay athlete in America's four major sports was set to meet with the family of slain Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard following the Nets' game against the Nuggets. Shepard was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay. Collins wears...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins' jersey selling well in return to NBA

Jason Collins hasn't even worn his No. 98 jersey in a game yet, and already it's a big seller. Collins' jersey was the biggest seller of the day Tuesday on NBAStore.com, two days after he signed with the Brooklyn Nets and became the league's first openly gay player. A league spokesperson says it is selling well again Wednesday, the day Collins will debut it when the Nets visit...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 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.
Via Gamedayr
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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