• NBA's Jason Collins decides to come out

    Summary of 45 articles · Updated May 3, 2013
    • Jason Collins and his family visit Oprah for in-depth Sunday interview (Videos)

      Jason Collins capped the whirlwind week that followed his groundbreaking Monday announcement that he is gay by sitting down for an extended chat with Oprah Winfrey set to air Sunday night. In the interview, which will air during an expanded episode of “
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Patriots will use Jamie Collins at linebacker for starters

      Dolphins defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan isn’t the only AFC East rookie who will be spending some time this offseason finding out just how his team plans to deploy him once the regular season gets underway. Patriots second-round pick Jamie Collins
    • Patriots top pick Jamie Collins arrives in Foxborough

      The Patriots introduced their first draft pick, defensive end Jamie Collins, at Gillette Stadium Thursday. Collins, out of Southern Mississippi, was taken in the second round with the 52d overall pick after the Patriots traded their first-round pick to …
      Source: boston.com
    • Malone: I'm proud of Collins for coming out

      Karl Malone said he's proud of Jason Collins for coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Robert Kraft, Patriots welcome first draft pick Jamie Collins

      By Anthony Gulizia, Globe Correspondent FOXBOROUGH – Growing up in Mississippi, Jamie Collins had a rather generalized view of the people in New England. As Patriots owner Robert Kraft tells it, “Coming from Southern Mississippi, he said, ‘I know those
      Source: boston.com
    • Jason Collins discusses coming out as gay with TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’ crew (Video)

      One day after becoming the first openly gay active male athlete in major American pro sports, Jason Collins sat down with TNT's "Inside the NBA" to discuss his monumental announcement, the decision-making process behind it and how it felt to w…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Collins wants Wheeler to do talking on mound

      Manager Terry Collins was not surprised to hear top prospect Zack Wheeler's recent complaints about the difficulty of pitching at Las Vegas. He simply would have preferred for Wheeler to deal with those concerns in a different way.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Collins' news is surprise to Kidd

      Jason Collins regards Jason Kidd as such a trusted friend and teammate that he called the Knicks point guard before Collins revealed Monday that he is gay. “I was caught off guard,” Kidd said on Tuesday.
    • Jason Collins discusses coming out with ABC; TNT crew, Stern, others react to announcement

      Jason Collins' Monday announcement that he is gay sparked responses throughout the NBA world and beyond, and while we covered some of the immediate reactions on Monday, discussion has continued to stir and spread. Here's some things that have been said …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Celtics show support for Jason Collins

      Celtics players and coach Doc Rivers spoke in support of Jason Collins Tuesday.
      Source: boston.com
    • Peter King: NFL must create environment for others to follow Collins' lead; mail

      In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • How will Collins' announcement affect the NFL?

      In the wake of NBA player Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay in this week's Sports Illustrated, the obvious conclusion to draw is that it will start a trend of players to do the same.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Jason Collins overwhelmed by enormous support for his announcement

      A typical day? Far from it. Jason Collins' life -- and the culture of American pro sports -- changed dramatically Monday. Here's what Collins thought of the reaction, writes Franz Lidz.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Collins: U.S. 'ready' for openly gay player

      Jason Collins said he has gotten "incredible" support since coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NBA Community Backs Collins

      From Metta World Peace to P.J. Carlesimo, the NBA is supporting Jason Collins, says Lee Jenkins.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Obama calls Collins to offer support on decision

      WASHINGTON (AP) -- A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins - "I'm gay" - reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Baseball reacts to NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the closet

      Jason Giambi, very much the wise old guy in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse these days, thinks baseball is ready for its Jason Collins. Collins, an NBA veteran, came out on Monday, becoming the first openly gay player in the United States' three major t…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • NBA's Collins applauded across baseball

      NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he's gay, detailing his story in a piece for Sports Illustrated on Monday. The reaction across the baseball world was almost universal: Collins shoul…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Astros and Yankees players commend openly-gay NBA player Jason Collins

      NEW YORK — Courage. Strength. Self-belief. And that was just the start. When NBA veteran center Jason Collins’ announcement Monday that he’s gay was mentioned to Astros such as Jason Castro and Wesley Wright and the Yankees’ Vernon Wells, MLB play
      Source: chron.com
    • The 10-man rotation, starring Jarron Collins’ reaction to Jason Collins’ announcement

      A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Sports Illustrated. Former NBA center …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Why Does It Matter If Jason Collins Is A "Bad" Pro Basketball Player?

      Right behind the army of people congratulating Jason Collins for coming out today was a smaller army of dedicated wiseasses who were determined to remind you that Jason Collins has had a rather unremarkable 12-year NBA career.Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace responds to Jason Collins’ announcement, wonders why ‘guys wanna mess with other guys’

      12-year NBA veteran and current free agent Jason Collins altered the sports landscape on Monday with his courageous announcement that he is gay. As the first player in one of the four major sports to do so (though we seem to forget that Martina Navratil…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Will NFL or MLB gay player follow lead of NBA's Collins?

      Jason Collins is the first openly gay athlete in a major American team sport.
    • White House commends Collins on coming out

      The White House is commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
      Source: nba.com
    • Wizards teammates show support for Jason Collins (Updated)

      As we began to pay attention to how the sports world is reacting to Jason Collins coming out as gay, there was a noticeable public silence from Collins’s Wizards teammates. Perhaps they just weren’t glued to Twitter like some of us, because … Contin
    • Rivers hopes Collins' revelation is a turning point

      Celtics coach Doc Rivers coached Jason Collins for 32 games at the start of this season before Collins was traded to the Wizards at the February deadline for scoring guard Jordan Crawford. Before Collins came out in SI as the first openly gay male athle…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • NBA players and others celebrate Jason Collins' decision

      Inspiring stuff today as NBA player Jason Collins came out as the first openly gay athlete in major American professional sports. Players around the NBA and other celebs showered Collins with support on Twitter after Collins' story appeared on SI.com. […
    • Jason Collins comes out as gay; sports world reacts (Updated)

      Wizards center Jason Collins, who became a free agent following the 2012-2013 season, bravely came out as gay in a piece he wrote for Sports Illustrated. As always, the Twitter reactions were swift, perhaps the most important coming from those … Continu
    • Nick Collison addresses the prospect of a gay NBA player

      Anthony Slater[img]2039382[/img] Long-time NBA center Jason Collins came out this morning.Read more on NewsOK.com
      Source: newsok.com
    • Kobe Bryant, Bill Clinton, David Stern and others support Jason Collins

      On Monday morning, longtime NBA center Jason Collins announced to the world that he is gay, the first active professional athlete in any of the four major sports to do so. For years, even decades, one major concern about an athlete coming out has been t…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • NBA Commissioner David Stern statement on Jason Collins' announcement today

      NEW YORK -- NBA Commissioner David Stern issued the following statement this morning regarding Washington Wizards center Jason Collins announcement today:
      Source: nba.com
    • Jason Collins announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sports

      Jason Collins is a free agent. He’s a skilled center that can provide stout defense off of the bench, and he’s a veteran presence. He’s also just become the first openly gay athlete in professional North American team sports. Throughout his 12-year
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Sports world's reaction to Collins' announcement

      Jason Collins has played for six teams in 12 NBA seasons, and has been a starter in two Finals. But his career will be redefined by today's watershed announcement: He is gay.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • An NBA Players Comes Out

      Jason Collins has played for six teams in 12 NBA seasons, and has been a starter in two Finals. But his career will be redefined by today's watershed announcement: He is gay.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • This One Is for Jason Collins

      From the Sports Illustrated cover story in which the NBA veteran comes out: "After our birthday I dashed to Target and bought DJ Quik's album Quik I...
      Source: grantland.com
  • Matthew Shepard's Mother On Jason Collins's Tribute: "It Made Me Cry"

    Sam Gardner of Fox Sports caught up with Matthew Shepard's parents to get their reaction to word that Jason Collins had worn No. 98 with the Celtics and Wizards last season as a quiet tribute to their son. As you might expect, they were quite touched by…
    Source: deadspin.com
  • Jason Collins played high school basketball with actor Jason Segel

    When Jason Collins announced Monday that he is gay, he became the first openly gay active male athlete in any of the four major American professional sports. And yet he still might not be the most famous member of his high school basketball team. Back i…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • The Story Behind The Story

    Jason Collins is not doing this to make a political statement. He was ready, writes Jon Wertheim.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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NBA's Jason Collins decides to come out
Jason Collins and his family visit Oprah for in-depth Sunday in…
Patriots will use Jamie Collins at linebacker for starters
Malone: I'm proud of Collins for coming out
Collins wants Wheeler to do talking on mound
Collins' news is surprise to Kidd
Matthew Shepard's Mother On Jason Collins's Tribute: "It M…
Jason Collins discusses coming out with ABC; TNT crew, Stern, o…
How will prospective teams view Collins?
Jason Collins played high school basketball with actor Jason Se…
Jason Collins overwhelmed by enormous support for his announcem…
NBA Community Backs Collins
Obama calls Collins to offer support on decision
Baseball reacts to NBA player Jason Collins coming out of the c…
NBA's Collins applauded across baseball
The 10-man rotation, starring Jarron Collins’ reaction to Jason…
Why Does It Matter If Jason Collins Is A "Bad" Pro Ba…
Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace responds to Jason Collins’ annou…
Will NFL or MLB gay player follow lead of NBA's Collins?
Wizards teammates show support for Jason Collins (Updated)
Rivers hopes Collins' revelation is a turning point
Jason Collins comes out as gay; sports world reacts (Updated)
Nick Collison addresses the prospect of a gay NBA player
Kobe Bryant, Bill Clinton, David Stern and others support Jason…
Jason Collins Wore Number 98 As A Tribute To Matthew Shepard
Jason Collins announces that he is gay, altering the landscape …
NBA Player Jason Collins Says He's Gay
Sports world's reaction to Collins' announcement