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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
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, to retire

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, announced Wednesday his retirement from the league. The 35-year-old Collins made the announcement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated. It's the same forum he used in April, 2013, to publicly reveal his sexuality and become the first openly gay man in any of the four major North American professional...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Announces Retirement From NBA

Jason Collins has announced his retirement from the NBA in a piece in Sports Illustrated. "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," wrote Collins. "And it has been nine months since I signed with the Nets and became the first openly gay male athlete to appear in a game...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, to retire

NEW YORK (AP) Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season and was not on the roster this season. He announced his retirement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated, saying it has ''been 18 exhilarating months'' since he came out as the first openly gay...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Announces His Retirement From The NBA

The NBA’s first active openly gay athlete has announced his retirement from the game, in an open letter from SI.com. Jason Collins will make the announcement at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Milwaukee Bucks. per SI: It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four...
Via Thacover2
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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: 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...
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

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 team...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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