Jason Collins

Jason Collins speaks with the media before a game between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks at the Barclays Center on November 19, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player Retires

Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.


Mark Cuban (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cuban Says Collins Story Is “No Big Deal”

Mark Cuban weighed in on the biggest story in the NBA, one that he believes has already run its course — the Nets signing openly gay player Jason Collins to a 10-day contract.



Former Dallas Cowboy Tony Casillas: “I Played With Homosexuals”

Former Dallas Cowboy and College Hall of Famer Tony Casillas joined New School to talk about his experience with gay teammates; this the day after veteran NBA center Jason Collins revealed that he is gay.

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Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

Obama ‘Couldn’t Be Prouder’ Of Jason Collins

President Barack Obama says he told NBA center Jason Collins that he “couldn’t be prouder of him” for coming out as gay while playing in a major sports league.


Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

Sports World Reacts To NBA Player Jason Collins’ Coming Out

The 34-year-old center, who has played for six teams in 12 seasons, wrote a first-person account posted on Sports Illustrated’s website Monday.


Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.