Jason Collins says he came out to the Clintons before going public with his sexuality

When Jason Collins came out as gay in a 2013 Sports Illustrated cover story, many were surprised by the news. After all, it meant that Collins was the first openly gay active male athlete in the four major U.S. sports.  But two people that apparently already knew of Collins' sexuality prior to the SI story were Bill and Hillary Clinton. The former NBA player revealed that Monday...
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Former Wizard Jason Collins came out to Clintons before sports world

Former Wizard Jason Collins, the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sport, came out to the Clinton family before the rest of the world. 
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Jarron and Jason Collins speak in support of LGBT rights at Democratic National Convention

Golden State Warriors assistant head coach Jarron Collins and his brother Jason spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of LGBT rights. Jason is perhaps best known as the first active publicly gay athlete in the four major men’s professional sports in the United States. He signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on February 23, 2014, playing 11 minutes...
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NBA, WNBA become first sports leagues to march in Pride parade

All four major American sports leagues are headquartered in New York City, but only one of their commissioners took to the street in rainbow garb Sunday as part of New York’s Pride parade to celebrate the LGBT community. NBA head honcho Adam Silver joined former NBA center Jason Collins, former WNBA forward Sue Wicks and various NBA employees on a parade float proudly adorned...
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Jason Collins joining Yahoo as basketball analyst

Yahoo has hired Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in any of America’s four major sports, as a college basketball and NBA analyst. Collins retired last November, and this is his first job in sports since his retirement. With Yahoo, he’s expected to provide original video content, and will make his debut on Sunday’s “Tourney Bracket Live” special at 7:30...
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March 09, 2015  |  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, with whom Collins...
November 19, 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...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins set to meet Shepard's parents

Brooklyn Nets 7-footer Jason Collins acknowledged that Thursday night's game at Denver wasn't just about basketball. The first openly gay athlete in America's four major sports was set to meet with the family of slain Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard following the Nets' game against the Nuggets. Shepard was tortured and murdered in 1998 because he was gay. Collins wears...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins' jersey selling well in return to NBA

Jason Collins hasn't even worn his No. 98 jersey in a game yet, and already it's a big seller. Collins' jersey was the biggest seller of the day Tuesday on, two days after he signed with the Brooklyn Nets and became the league's first openly gay player. A league spokesperson says it is selling well again Wednesday, the day Collins will debut it when the Nets visit...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets considering signing Jason Collins

The Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins this week in Los Angeles and are giving “strong consideration” to signing him, ESPN reports. Nets GM Billy King confirmed to the NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy that the team worked out Collins this week. Collins reportedly was in shape for the workout. Collins, 35, played for the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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