1. Jason Collins Retires: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Jason Collins , who rose to prominence by becoming the first openly gay player to compete in one of North America's four major sports leagues, has retired from the NBA after 13 seasons...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 43,350 reads 80 comments

  2. NBA to Auction off Jason Collins' 1st Game Jersey Since Return

    In the wake of Jason Collins coming out as the first openly gay NBA athlete last spring, a common refrain—typically sounded by supporters—concerned yearning for the ...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 9 months ago 1,309 reads 4 comments

  3. Jason Collins Says Just 1 'Knucklehead' Player Made Anti-Gay Comments to Him

    Jason Collins ' time with the Brooklyn Nets has largely been marked by a lack of activity. Not only is the 35-year-old big man averaging only 0.5 points and 0...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 9 months ago 3,937 reads 6 comments

  4. Jason Collins Says Unidentified NBA Player Has Used Gay Taunts Toward Him

    Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has made waves since becoming the first openly gay player in North American major professional sports history during the current NBA season...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 9 months ago 412,366 reads 308 comments

  5. Brooklyn Nets to Sign Jason Collins for Remainder of Season

    Jason Collins ' days of searching for gainful employment in the NBA are over—for the next month or so, at least...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 7,489 reads 78 comments

  6. Why the Significance of Jason Collins Cannot Be Overstated

    NEW YORK — Two hours before making his home debut as a Brooklyn Net, Jason Collins climbed onto a stage, peered into a sea of cameras and answered eight minutes of questions, both meaningful and mundane...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 10 months ago 15,897 reads 2 comments

  7. Jason Collins Signs with Brooklyn Nets for the Rest of Season

    Updates from Saturday, Mar. 15 According to ESPN's Mike Mazzeo, the Nets will sign Collins for the rest of the season: Original Text After his initial 10-day ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 10 months ago 16,846 reads 120 comments

  8. Jason Collins Discusses Life in the NBA with Rachel Nichols on CNN's Unguarded

    Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has been at the center of a media frenzy since signing a 10-day contract with the team last Sunday and becoming the first openly gay player in the NBA ...

    Patrick Clarke Written by Patrick Clarke about 10 months ago 2,698 reads 12 comments

  9. Brooklyn Nets Expected to Retain Jason Collins for Remainder of Season

    Jason Collins isn't going anywhere. The 35-year-old big man, who recently became the first openly gay player to suit up in the NBA , has only spent 18 minutes on the court through Feb...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 10 months ago 6,993 reads 89 comments

  10. What's Next for Jason Collins After 10-Day Contract with Brooklyn Nets Expires?

    Jason Collins is, indeed, a trailblazer. No, not a Portland Trail Blazer, though he could be once his current contract with the Brooklyn Nets expires...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 14,589 reads 3 comments

  11. From Many Angles, Jason Collins' Debut as Openly Gay Player Is No Big Deal

    Jason Collins seemed disturbed, and a tad embarrassed, by the amount of attention he received as a 35-year-old center on a 10-day contract logging 11 minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 10 months ago 28,754 reads 30 comments

  12. Jason Collins, Michael Sam and the Media's Role in the Hype Around Gay Players

    What if Jadeveon Clowney announced two weeks before the NFL Scouting Combine that he was gay? What if LeBron James came out in a national magazine spread during last season’s ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 10 months ago 29,429 reads 1 comments

  13. NBA Players React to Jason Collins Returning to League

    Jason Collins checked in against the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 23 with 10 minutes and 28 seconds remaining in the second quarter...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 18,269 reads 1 comments

  14. Jason Collins' Jersey Leads NBA Uniform Sales on First Day

    NBA teams don't typically go to the expense of mass-producing jerseys for players on short-term deals, but the Brooklyn Nets apparently view Jason Collins as exceptional in more ways than one...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 54,292 reads 13 comments

  15. Kobe Bryant: Jason Collins' Return to NBA Will Have 'Domino Effect'

    Kobe Bryant believes Jason Collins' presence on the Brooklyn Nets will have an impact that extends well beyond the NBA and professional sports...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 10 months ago 22,782 reads 99 comments

  16. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver 'Honored' Jason Collins Has Found Place in League

    Jason Collins became a cultural icon the moment he boldly stepped forward last April and declared, “I’m gay...

    Howard Beck Written by Howard Beck about 10 months ago 46,490 reads 54 comments

  17. Jason Collins and Nets, Rightly Focused on Basketball, Still Transcending Sports

    LOS ANGELES — My daughter has to do an individual oral presentation for her second-grade class every other week. This week, she needs to read a biography and then share insight into why that person is important and worth studying...

    Kevin Ding Written by Kevin Ding about 10 months ago 116,413 reads 9 comments

  18. Jason Collins Video: Watch Nets Center Make NBA Season Debut vs. Lakers

    The Brooklyn Nets' newly signed center, Jason Collins , made history on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. At the 10:28 mark of the second quarter, Collins became the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 10 months ago 23,093 reads 178 comments

  19. Twitter Reacts to Jason Collins Signing with Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets signed center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract Sunday, making him the first openly gay active player in major North American professional sports history...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 10 months ago 38,193 reads 315 comments

  20. Breaking Down What Jason Collins Brings to Brooklyn Nets and Why They Need Him

    Nearly a year after Jason Collins became the first male athlete in all four North American professional sports to come out as gay , the 7’0” center is finally getting an opportunity to show the world what he can still do on the basketball court...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 10 months ago 17,189 reads 10 comments

  21. Jason Collins Signs 10-Day Contract with Brooklyn Nets

    Updates from Sunday, Feb. 23 Jason Collins will officially be in uniform tonight as the Brooklyn Nets play the LA Lakers according to Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding: He conducted a press conference before the game...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 10 months ago 136,078 reads 40 comments

  22. Brooklyn Nets, LA Clippers Reportedly Interested in Signing Jason Collins

    Thanks to the Brooklyn Nets , or possibly the Los Angeles Clippers , Jason Collins might soon make history...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 10 months ago 15,599 reads 31 comments