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Obama calls Collins to offer support on decision

Obama calls Collins to offer support on decision

CNNSI.com washingtonpost.com nba.com Updated Apr 29, 2013
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.
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  • ESPN’s Chris Broussard clarifies his views on Jason Collins: ‘I…

    ESPN’s Chris Broussard clarifies his views on Jason Collins: ‘I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin’

    yahoo.com Apr 29, 2013
    Most tune into ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ on weekday afternoons for a smart, sober take on sports issues — a welcomed respite from the inane “embrace debate”-ideal that clouds the network’s typical gabfests. When news that Washington Wizards
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  • Video - Emeka Okafor Supports Jason Collins 02:12

    Emeka Okafor Supports Jason Collins

    Apr 29
    Wizards C Emeka Okafor reacts positively to Jason Collins becoming the first active male player in a major team sport to announce he is gay.
  • Video - OTL: Jason Collins Discussion 13:46

    OTL: Jason Collins Discussion

    Apr 29
    LZ Granderson and Chris Broussard discuss Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay.
  • Video - The implications of coming out 09:54

    The implications of coming out

    Apr 29
    Kevin Arnovitz and Jared Max discuss the implications of NBA center Jason Collins' coming out.
  • Video - Impact Of Collins' Announcement On NBA 05:16

    Impact Of Collins' Announcement On NBA

    Apr 29
    Chris Broussard discusses the reaction around the NBA to Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: NBA community supports Collins' decision to come out

    Apr 29
    LOS ANGELES -- At the end of every season, NBA players report to their practice facility one last time, for an exit interview with their coach and general manager. It is a somber event for 29 teams, and especially a team with a $100 million payroll that…
  • Toronto Raptors ramp up push to have Phil Jackson as president, sources sa…

    Apr 29
    The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won't be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA's loyalty to Sacramento could prove costly financially

    Apr 29
    The extraordinary precedent for keeping the Kings in Sacramento was laid down three years ago by commissioner David Stern.
  • Nate McMillan to interview for Detroit Pistons coach, sources say

    Apr 29
    The Detroit Pistons have opened the interview process in their search for a new coach and are scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Nate McMillan, according to NBA coaching sources.