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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Jason Collins Breaks Down Wall For Gay Athletes

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/24/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 5 Feel-Good Sports Stories Of The Last Year

Despite the greed and ego that is often associated with sports, we know there are plenty of moments that demonstrate great courage and pride.

07/16/2014

Nets center Jason Collins speaks to reporters at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 3, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Among TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’

Collins is a pioneer in every sense of the word, coming out last year as the first openly gay player in any of the four major American professional leagues.

04/24/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Says One NBA ‘Knucklehead’ Hurled Gay Taunts

Jason Collins says his historic journey as the NBA’s first openly gay player has been smooth, with the exception of “one knucklehead on another team” who taunted him about his sexuality.

03/21/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Signs With Nets For Remainder Of Season

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.

03/15/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Sign Jason Collins For Remainder Of Season

Jason Collins is staying in Brooklyn for the remainder of the season. According to a report, the Nets will sign the center on Saturday after his 10-day contract expires.

03/12/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 and Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets talk to head coach Jason Kidd. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Looking To Prove They Can Hang With Big Boys In East

The “process,” as coach Jason Kidd likes to call it, has brought the Nets to this crucial juncture. A strong performance this week would send a message that Brooklyn belongs with more elite company.

03/10/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

OFFICIAL: Nets Sign Jason Collins To Another 10-Day Contract

The Nets signed Collins to a second 10-day contract Wednesday, and he will be in uniform when they host the Memphis Grizzlies.

03/05/2014

Nets center Jason Collins speaks to reporters at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on March 3, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins On WFAN: ‘My Life Is Just So Much Better’

“I hope (my coming out) encourages other people to live an authentic life — an honest, authentic life — and not be afraid or ashamed to be who they really are in the public eye,” Collins told WFAN’s Marc Malusis.

03/04/2014

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: How Sweet It Is — Nets Finally Find Way To Beat Bulls

OK, so it wasn’t their Mount Everest — that would equate to the NBA title this nearly $200 million roster was expected to compete for before a 10-21 start put a damper on things — but I’ll take baby steps.

03/04/2014

D.J Augustin #14 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets during a game at the Barclays Center on March 3, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

20 Points For Deron Williams As Nets Rout Bulls 96-80

Jason Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night.

03/04/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court before a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 26, 2014. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Makes Home Debut At Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

With the crowd chanting his name, Collins finally entered the game in the waning moments. He played just three minutes, had no points, one rebound and one steal.

03/03/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Sign Collins To Another 10-Day Contract

They like what he’s done so far. The Brooklyn Nets are apparently so pleased with Jason Collins’ play they reportedly will sign the 35-year-old center to another 10-day contract once his current one runs out Tuesday.

03/03/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images), Judy Shepard (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Meets With Parents Of Slain Student Matthew Shepard

Collins played the final eight minutes of a blowout win. Rarely has he been prouder of a performance. “I got them a bucket,” the Nets center said with a chuckle.

02/28/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets ‘All But Certain’ To Keep Collins On Roster For Remainder Of Season

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first openly-gay player when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets on February 23, and it looks like he’s here to stay.

02/27/2014

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