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Jason Collins retires from the NBA

In his own words via The Players’ Tribune, Jason Collins officially announced his retirement from the NBA. After thirteen seasons including two finals appearances with the New Jersey Nets, Collins decided it was time to end his career. Most known for being the first NBA player to come out as openly gay while playing, Collins played his final season with the now Brooklyn Nets last...
Via Basketball Bicker
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA

  Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets After 16 seasons with the NBA Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete is set to retire from the league. On Wednesday Jason Collins announced his retirement in a first person story for Sports Illustrated, according to ESPN. He also wrote a story for ThePlayersTribune.com regarding his decision to retire. “It feels wonderful to have...
Via Basketball Bicker
November 19, 2014  |  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

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

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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