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Jason Collins

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LeRoy Butler says church shunned him after Jason Collins tweet

    Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler says a church he was scheduled to speak at canceled his appearance after Butler sent out a tweet in support of Jason Collins, the NBA player who said earlier this week that he was gay. According to Butler,...
  • Collins y Cruz: ¿Gays por necesidad o conveniencia?

    Collins y Cruz: ¿Gays por necesidad o conveniencia?
    El jugador de la NBA, Jason Collins; y el boxeador puertorriqueño Orlando 'El Fenómeno' Cruz guardan algo en común. Y no es el hecho de que ambos son homosexuales. Tampoco se trata necesariamente de su condición de pioneros como los dos primeros atletas...
  • CNN's 'Reliable Sources' host Howard Kurtz is grilled on own show

    Instead of probing how other media outlets are doing their jobs, CNN media critic Howard Kurtz spent a big chunk of his Sunday morning show "Reliable Sources" being questioned about his own work. Kurtz took heat last week for a piece he wrote for the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Injured Boozer helps Bulls almost as much as an injured Hinrich

    As the Bulls prepare to end the Atlanta Hawks’ season in the next week or so, I’m still not sure which helps the Bulls more: The Hawks with Kirk Hinrich too injured to play or the Bulls with Carlos Boozer too injured to play? With Hinrich...