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  • Spotlight On Who Will Hire Jason Collins

    Now that Jason Collins is out as the first active male athlete in major sports to declare that he is gay, we'll have to watch if the other shoe falls out of the professional sports closet. That would be the professional basketball general manager who...
  • NBA Player's Coming Out A Big Step Among Many

    Perhaps this is a Jackie Robinson moment, a historic point in time — but it doesn't feel like one. It feels so inevitable that we had to be reminded that it hadn't already happened. We refer of course to National Basketball Association player...
  • Jon Stewart on Jason Collins: Gays may not want to join this club

    Jon Stewart on Jason Collins: Gays may not want to join this club
    On Monday, Jason Collins secured his role in the history books as the first openly gay player in the NBA. Despite the perception of widespread homophobia in the world of professional sports, Collins’ coming out, via an essay in Sports Illustrated,...
  • NBA free agents: Updates on Class of 2012

    <b>NBA free agents:</b> Updates on Class of 2012
    An updated look at NBA free agents. Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available: Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...
  • Athletes send their support to Jason Collins via Twitter

    NBA center Jason Collins became the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay on Monday, and his revelation has caused many athletes to show him their support. A sampling:   Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't...
  • Kenny Smith schools Chris Broussard on inclusiveness

    Kenny Smith schools Chris Broussard on inclusiveness
    Thank you, Kenny Smith, for being the voice of reason in the Jason Collins-Chris Broussard imbroglio. For those keeping score at home, NBA pro Collins this week became the first active player in one of the major U.S. professional team sports to come out...
  • Jason Collins is gay: What his announcement means

    Jason Collins is gay: What his announcement means
    NBA center Jason Collins made headline news Monday for revealing in Sports Illustrated that he’s gay But who cares? I don’t want to sound flip. I absolutely admire his courage. I just find it lamentable that in this day and age, Collins,...
  • Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?

    Gay NBA player Jason Collins feels the love; will goodwill continue?
    Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement. The reaction to his news Monday was swift. President Obama, who just last year announced his...
  • Bravo for Jason Collins ... but he's not Jackie Robinson

    Ever since NBA player Jason Collins announced he was gay, some people have been hailing him as a new Jackie Robinson. He isn't. Yes, he is brave. And yes, he is inspiring; gay basketball players who thought the NBA would never accept them now might be...
  • Oprah to interview first openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and his family

     
    In her next episode of Oprah's Next Chapter, premiering Sunday, May 5, at 8pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey will be speaking with NBA player Jason Collins (pictured), his twin brother Jarron and their family for their first...
  • Charles Barkley says 'of course' he was on teams with gay players

    Charles Barkley says 'of course' he was on teams with gay players
    Former basketball great and current analyst Charles Barkley is nonchalant about NBA center Jason Collins' recent revelation that he is gay. That's because, Barkley said on Dan Patrick's radio show Tuesday, he has played with gay players before. "Of...