Mar 1, 2014

NBA to donate jersey revenue

The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups. Collins became the first openly gay, active male athlete in one of the four major North American ...

Collins makes history as NBA's first openly gay player

Feb 24, 2014

Collins makes history as NBA's first openly gay player

Although Jason Collins played only 10½ minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets, it was a groundbreaking appearance. Collins became the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues, and Deron Williams had a season-high 30 points along ...

Collins reveals he is gay to S.I.

May 1, 2013

Collins reveals he is gay to S.I.

Jason Collins on Monday became the first active male player in a major American professional team sport to reveal he is gay — a groundbreaking disclosure greeted with broad support. The 34-year-old free agent who has played for six NBA teams over the past ...