All NBA teams have off nights, but few are as feckless as the Nets were Wednesday night in Portland during their 120-84 shellacking.
The NBA’s first openly-gay player was surrounded by a throng of cameras and microphones, and at least for the next week or so, Collins will be the face of the Nets wherever they go.
Collins’ No. 98 jersey rocketed to No. 1 in sales on the league’s official website on its first day available for purchase, NBA senior vice president Vicky Picca said Tuesday.
The GOP strategist’s comments were met with a mix of outrage and bewilderment. One person tweeted, “History will not look kindly upon you Mr. Jack Burkman. Shame on you.”
Old teammate Jason Kidd coaches the team. Collins played with Joe Johnson in Atlanta and Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Boston, and they are now the respected veterans in Brooklyn.
Collins heard his name called early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major pro leagues.
Jason Collins played his first game with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, becoming the first openly gay active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.
Once again, Boomer and Craig filled their collective obligation and provided an entertaining start to yet another week as only they can.
It is clearly a terrific day for NBA fans who cheer the league for being progressive when it comes to tolerance. However, as a Nets fan, I find it to be another disappointment in a seemingly endless line since their move to Brooklyn.
Collins would become the first openly gay athlete to play in any of North America’s four major team sports.
The undersized Nets worked out Collins during the All-Star break, general manager Billy King confirmed on Thursday. Collins would become the NBA’s first openly gay active player if he’s signed.
General manager Billy King said Thursday the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out center Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed.
Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation.
This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.
The former Nets center made history in April as the first active male athlete in the four major American pro sports to come out.