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MLB Network Presents will profile the oft-forgotten Billy Bean

The final episode of MLB Network Presents this winter will air at 9 PM on Tuesday, and profiles a forgotten man in baseball history – Billy Bean. No, not the Oakland Athletics GM – MLB’s first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion, and one of two current or former MLB players to come out as gay. Well, the trailer is fantastic, and this seems like it’s going to be a fantastic end...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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 to announce his retirement from the NBA at tonight's Nets-Bucks game in Brooklyn

In a column he wrote for Sports Illustrated and SI.com, Jason Collins stated that he plans to officially announce his retirement from the NBA this evening:On Wednesday at the Barclays Center, I plan to announce my retirement as an NBA player. The day will be especially meaningful for me because the Nets will be playing the Bucks, who are coached by Jason Kidd, my former teammate...
Via Celtics Life
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

Jason Collins announces retirement 18 months after coming out

Jason Collins, the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement in Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. "It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major professional team sports," Collins, played 15 seasons for six teams, told the magazine...
Via Fox Sports
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 makes Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people today

image from: sportsillustrated.cnn.com   Time Magazine puts out a list every year of its 100 most influential people, and this year Nets center Jason Collins made the list for his bravery to come out as a gay athlete and go on to compete in the NBA. Some people may find what Collins did to not be all that big of a deal because he was washed up, at the end of his career, and just...
Via Pass The Pill
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Featured On Cover Of TIME’s Most Influential People (Photo)

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins is featured on a cover of TIME’s 2014 Most Influential People issue. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wrote an article for the piece that describes her experiences with Collins dating back to when she attended school alongside him at Stanford University. “I met Jason Collins when we were freshmen at Stanford,” Clinton wrote. “Jason...
Via NESN.com
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins makes TIME's list of 100 most influential people

Veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out last year as the first openly gay player in any professional American sport. For this display of courage and individuality, Collins has been placed on TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list. Per CBS: TIME revealed its annual list this week, with Collins in the “Pioneers” section among the likes of outspoken Seattle Seahawks...
Via New York Sports-Kings
April 24, 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

Jason Collins comments on lone slur he received

“One player, one knucklehead from another team. He’s a knucklehead. So I just let it go. Again, that goes back to controlling what you can control. That’s how I conduct myself just being professional.” -Jason Collins on the lone homosexual taunt and slur he received since signing with the Nets this year (h/t Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News)
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Jason Collins says he’s been ridiculed by one knucklehead opponent

Brooklyn Net Jason Collins says he’s been ridiculed by one knucklehead opponent since coming out and coming back. ”One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins said in an interview with the Daily News. “He’s a knucklehead. So I just let it go. Again, that goes back to controlling what you can control. That’s how I conduct myself – just being professional...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins says NBA player taunted him on court for being gay

Jason Collins knew when he decided to come out as gay that not everyone would be accepting of his sexual preference. The Brooklyn Nets forward is the first openly gay player to be on an active NBA roster, and some people don’t react well to change. As you might have expected, Collins said he has […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 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 said. "He...
Via RealGM
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Says He’s Been Ridiculed By Unnamed NBA Player For Being Gay

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player when he joined the Nets in February, and in an interview with Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, the center admitted that he has been ridiculed by an unnamed NBA player for being gay. He was tested once during his first month with the Brooklyn Nets, although the NBA’s first openly gay player understandably doesn’t...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
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...
Via Thacover2
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Sign Jason Collins For Rest Of Season

NEW YORK — Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA’s first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him. Collins has added five points, six rebounds and six steals in eight games since signing his first deal on Feb. 23. He’s...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins for remainder of season

The Brooklyn Nets announced the signing of center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. Collins was already on his second 10-day deal, and this latest contract ensures his roster spot.Collins is averaging 9.8 minutes per game off the bench, since his historic debut as the first openly gay athlete in North America. According to Nets coach Jason Kidd:"Having him on the team...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA update: Nets will sign Jason Collins for the rest of the season

Jason Collins's second 10-day contract expires on friday and according to multiple reports, the Brooklyn Nets will keep him beyond March 14.Image via: Wikimedia CommonsThe absence of Brook Lopez who is out for the rest of the season has been pretty well covered by Andray Blatche and Jason Collins, Collins signed a 10-day contract back in February 23 and according to a report on ESPN...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Nets To Sign Jason Collins For Remainder Of Season

The Brooklyn Nets will sign veteran center Jason Collins for the remainder of the 2013-14 season on Saturday after his second 10-day contract expires, ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc Stein report, citing multiple sources. The team signed Collins on Feb. 23 to a 10-day contract to add depth to their frontcourt, but sources told Youngmisuk and Stein that the Nets believed even...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets to sign Jason Collins for rest of 2014 season after his next 10-day contract is up

Collins has been exactly what the Nets expected him to be in his few weeks with the team, and that's a great thing This isn't very surprising at all, but--according to Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc Stein of ESPN.com--the Brooklyn Nets have decided to sign Jason Collins for the rest of this season when his 2nd and final 10-day contract expires Saturday. When Brooklyn first...
Via Brooklyn Balling
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins To Sign With Nets For Rest Of Season

Jason Collins will sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season on Saturday, according to sources. Collins' second 10-day contract will expire on Friday. Collins has averaged 9.8 minutes per game in eight appearances with the Nets this season. Collins has focused on basketball despite attention surrounding him playing as the first openly gay athlete in North America...
Via RealGM
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Interview With Former NBA Player Eric Murdock On Jason Collins

Jason Collins coming out as a gay athlete has been met with support and praise (via businessinsider) Jason Collins just became the first openly gay player to play a game in any of the four major sports leagues. He’s been met with nothing but support and applause and his jersey has become an overnight top seller. The idea behind the nation’s warm greeting for now openly gay Collins...
Via Grandstand University
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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