Topics :: NBA
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Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Jason Collins has been warmly received in his historic return to the NBA. Now it’s time for his own fans to welcome him back.
By Roger Brigham | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
When David Kopay became the first prominent American male athlete to come out of the closet in 1975, he had no social media to help spread the word. A vastly different world beckons Jason Collins.
By Bernie Wilson | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets says he has received a text message from Billie Jean King and other messages of support since becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major professional leagues.
By Brian Mahoney | Monday Feb 24, 2014
NBA players insisted since last spring there would be a place in the locker room for Jason Collins.
By Brian Mahonney | Friday Feb 21, 2014
Looking to add a big man, the Brooklyn Nets have worked out center Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed.
By Antonio Gonzalez | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts is one of the few people who knows what NFL draft prospect Michael Sam might be going through after announcing he is gay this week.
By Jon Krawczynski | Wednesday May 1, 2013
The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job.
By Josh Lederman and Mary Clare Jalonick | Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins - "I’m gay" - reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.
By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 29, 2013
Support from high-profile politicians, athletes, family, friends and fans came pouring in just hours after basketball veteran Jason Collins announced he is gay.
By Tony Adams | Monday Jul 23, 2012
Matt Fish had a ten-year career as a professional basketball player, including a stint with the Miami Heat. Now, at the age of 42, he is getting back to fundamentals, including his belief that all people-gay or straight-play for the same human team.
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