The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.
Collins is ready for his journey and has taken the important first step. It’s important for him. It’s important for sports. It’s important for humanity.
Last summer, Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston’s gay pride parade. The NBA veteran eventually decided he shouldn’t. But he will in 2013.
NBA veteran Jason Collins is the first active male player in a major American professional sport to come out as gay. The 34-year old center revealed his sexuality in a first-person account for Sports Illustrated, […]
“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”
Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
Andray Blatche led a bevy of Brooklyn bench players with 20 points and 11 rebounds the Nets erased an early 17 point deficit to beat the Washington Wizards 106-101 on Monday night.
They hung nicely in the lockers, T-shirts that can only be won, not bought. “Can’t Stop NY Knicks,” they read. “2013 Division Champions.”
Deron Williams already had five 3-pointers in less than five minutes when he pulled up in transition well behind the line, just to see how hot he really was.
Already there’s a dispute over whether Boomer Esiason will be simultaneously watching his beloved Rangers via Slingbox.
Even if the New York Knicks were looking ahead to their game against the Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony made sure his team still picked up a victory over the Washington Wizards along the way.
P.J. Carlesimo seemed to invigorate his club’s stars in winning 12 of his first 14 games as interim coach. Now, there’s a sense that there’s little he can do for a team that simply can’t make shots.
The Washington Wizards held the Brooklyn Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during the first half, survived a second-half slump and won 89-74 victory Friday night.
John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards broke the New York Knicks’ five-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory on Wednesday night.
Exactly three hours after the game started, Joe Johnson finally won an exhausting game for the Brooklyn Nets.
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