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Jason Collins Weighs In On Tony Dungy’s Comments About Michael Sam

Jason Collins got an opportunity to talk about Tony Dungy’s comments on Michael Sam and Collins beautifully shot down Dungy’s concerns over Sam’s sexuality being a distraction. Collins made history by becoming the first active openly gay NBA player when he played for the Brooklyn Nets last season. Guess how much irreparable harm the signing of Jason Collins caused the Nets...
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson on rumors he made homophobic comments while coaching Warriors: “Lies!!”

SFBay.ca issued a pretty explosive report on Friday afternoon about former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson: On April 29, 2013, Jason Collins announced to the world that he is gay. In February of this year, the Brooklyn Nets made Collins the first openly gay player in the NBA. During a shoot-around on a road trip before Collins signed, reporters asked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 03, 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 BlackSportsOnline
May 30, 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...
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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: 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...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
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...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins says he's been target of gay taunts from one NBA player since joining Nets

From the moment he embarked down this trailblazing path, Jason Collins has said that he'd turn the other cheek when faced with ignorance, accepting that he can't control the words and actions of idiots. He was tested once during his first month with the Brooklyn Nets, although the NBA's first openly gay player understandably doesn't want to give attention to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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 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

Jason Collins Refuses to Name NBA Player Taunting 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 BlackSportsOnline
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...
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March 15, 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

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...
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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...
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...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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