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Nets complete impressive late season tank; draw Raptors, then Heat in playoffs

Yesterday I discussed the fact that the Nets were tanking in an attempt to fall to the #6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.  All they needed to make it happen on the final day of the regular season was a Washington victory in Boston, and loss in their visit to Cleveland.Brooklyn held Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston (among others...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass’ Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

We’re only a year or so removed from Jason Collins’ revelation and already doesn’t seem like a big deal. This morning, there was another such story, as UMass guard Derrick Gordon comes out as well. If not for Collins, Gordon […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Speaking of 1st openly gay player Jason Collins, John Salley giggles saying 'banger'

First openly gay player on an active NBA roster Jason Collins would not have had any problems in the old Detroit Lions locker room, John Salley tells Boomer & Carton. Then JS giggles stating that JC is a 'banger.'Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
18 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins had one anti-gay taunt from another player so far. Progress?

Let me start by clarifying the hint of sarcasm in the title. When Jason Collins came out last year, he was the first active male athlete in a major US team sport to do so. That is big huge news, there's no other way to say it. So what was the alphabet network's response to that? Push that news out of the frontpage as long as it can, replacing the headlines with Tebow being...
Via Celtics Life
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins: NBA Player Has Used Gay Taunts Directed At Him

Since signing with Brooklyn Nets this season, Jason Collins has made history. He became the first openly gay athlete currently active in one of the United States’ four major sports. Since initially signing a 10-day contract with the Nets, that has been expanded to the […] The post Jason Collins: NBA Player Has Used Gay Taunts Directed At Him appeared first on The League News.
Via The League News
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 he has received gay taunts since joining nets

5TH QUARTER MAG 5TH QUARTER MAG - Exclusive sports rumors and gossip When Jason Collins signed his first 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets it was seen as a huge positive and.. Jason Collins says he has received gay taunts since joining nets
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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 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...
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Jason Collins For Remainder Of Season

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. Collins, who signed 10-day contracts on February 23 and March 5, has appeared in eight games for the Nets, totaling five points, six rebounds and six steals in 78 minutes.
Via RealGM
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...
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...
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

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