Jason Collins

'Equality For All!': Sports World Reacts To Gay Marriage RulingThe Supreme Court made a landmark ruling in favor of marriage equality on Friday. Meanwhile, three of America's four major pro leagues have yet to employ an openly gay athlete on a regular-season roster.
The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014Our sports teams here in New York weren't all that good this past year -- except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons -- both good and bad -- to keep tuning in.
Lichtenstein: Retired Collins Can Be Nets’ Role Model On Court, Not Just OffJason Collins was a master at the little things. He set solid screens, gave hard fouls and boxed out on rebounds. In other words, all the things the Nets are lacking today.
Jason Collins, Who Made History By Coming Out, Announces Retirement From NBA"It feels wonderful to have been part of these milestones for sports and for gay rights, and to have been embraced by the public, the coaches, the players, the league and history."
Silver, Mutombo, 22 Others To Run NBA Relay At NYC MarathonEach celebrity will be joined on his or her one-mile leg with a local student who takes part in marathon organizer New York Road Runners' youth programs.
Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Jason Collins Breaks Down Wall For Gay AthletesOver two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.
Top 5 Feel-Good Sports Stories Of The Last YearDespite the greed and ego that is often associated with sports, we know there are plenty of moments that demonstrate great courage and pride.
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.
Jason Collins Says One NBA 'Knucklehead' Hurled Gay TauntsJason 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.
Jason Collins Signs With Nets For Remainder Of SeasonThe 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.
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.
Lichtenstein: Nets Looking To Prove They Can Hang With Big Boys In EastThe “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.