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  • 'I'm gay': Jason Collins, L.A. native, hopes for best, plans for worst

    'I'm gay': Jason Collins, L.A. native, hopes for best, plans for worst
    NBA center and Harvard-Westlake School graduate Jason Collins came out Monday as the first active gay athlete in a major professional sport. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native who helped lead Harvard-Westlake to two state championships in the 1990s with...
  • Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'

    Openly gay athlete Jason Collins is what 'we've all been waiting for'
    National political leaders, gay rights groups and entertainment icons on Monday spoke in support of Jason Collins, the first active professional athlete to come out as gay. The 34-year-old Los Angeles native, who helped lead Harvard-Westlake School to...
  • You're a hero, Jason Collins

    You're a hero, Jason Collins
    He'll never be mistaken for a Hall of Famer on the court, but NBA journeyman Jason Collins just became one off it, generating the kind of shockwave he's never been able to create in over a decade in the NBA. "I'm black," the former Washington Wizards...
  • Don't let being gay define you, aunt urges NBA's Jason Collins

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Superior Court Judge Teri L. Jackson, NBA center Jason Collins' very proud aunt, said that her nephew's family pedigree is one of firsts and of fighting discrimination. Her parents -- Collins' grandparents -- were active in the civil...
  • Breaking a barrier

    Breaking a barrier
    NBA center Jason Collins says he has gotten "incredible" support since revealing in Sports Illustrated that he is gay and thus becoming the first openly gay male athlete in one of the major team sports in this country. As that support includes...
  • Mayo: Bravo Jason Collins, but when will gay be passe?

    If Jason Collins were an actor, writer or a politician, his sexual orientation wouldn't be a big story. But the headlines and discussion generated by Collins' decision to come out as gay as an active NBA player shows you how far sports has to go to...
  • Openly gay in NBA: Will Jason Collins get 'Hollywood Treatment'?

    NBA center Jason Collins made history on Monday, becoming the first athlete in one of the big four American professional sports leagues — NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL — to declare he is openly gay while still an active player.  Collins’ decision...
  • Wisdom from Jarret Stoll: Communicate, and watch for Trevor Lewis

    ST. LOUIS — With Matt Greene apparently unable to play in the Kings’ playoff opener because of an undisclosed injury, the Kings will lose some experience on defense. Keaton Ellerby, who is expected to replace Greene, has played only one...
  • 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...
  • 'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports

    'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports
    NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to...
  • Oprah Winfrey lands interview with Jason Collins and his family

    Oprah Winfrey lands interview with Jason Collins and his family
    NBA player Jason Collins made news this week with his announcement that he was gay. As the first openly gay player in the league, Collins has generated a lot of attention, so it's no surprise that one of his first sit-down interviews to discuss things...