By Nathan James The Brooklyn Nets, who made sports history when they signed center Jason Collins, pro sports’ first active, publicly out athlete, to a 10-day contract last week, like what they see in the veteran NBA player. According to the team and numerous other sources, the club is preparing to renew Collins 10-day contract […]
Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, has been signed by the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, making the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.
Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first NBA player to come out of the closet, is being evaluated by the Brooklyn Nets for possible signing, which would make the 35-year-old center the only out athlete playing in any major-league sport.
Retired American basketball star Dennis Rodman has checked himself into an alcohol treatment program after returning to the United States from his latest trip to North Korea, where he played an exhibition game for the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman spokesman Darren Prince said Saturday that Rodman checked into the facility […]
When veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out of the closet in the April 29 issue of Sports Illustrated, there was an immediate, public outpouring of support from the Washington Wizards, the league, fellow players, and even President Obama. But today, several months after becoming a free agent, Collins has yet to be picked up […]
Chris Paul has already seemingly done the impossible by turning the long-languishing Los Angeles Clippers into a force in the Western Conference. Now he’s taken on another big task – rebuilding the reeling NBA players’ association. Paul was elected president of the players’ union Wednesday, replacing Derek Fisher and giving an organization cloaked in turmoil […]
The Brooklyn Nets have been considering free-agent center Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in NBA history, for a return to the franchise, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. By Adrian Wojnarowski As the Nets bring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the franchise via trade, the Nets need proven, dependable role players […]
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. I’m gay.” With these words, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins opens his groundbreaking May 6 Sports Illustrated essay on coming out as an active, major-league athlete. By Nathan James Collins, whose career spans a dozen years of NBA play, says, “I didn’t set out to be the […]
At a time when many closeted athletes and celebrities wait until they are safely ensconced in well-established careers, or after their “active” years are over, it’s surprising to see one come out at the beginning of her career. But that’s exactky what WNBA draft pick Brittney Griner has done. By Nathan James Griner, who played […]
Former U.S. basketball superstar Dennis Rodman has traveled to North Korea to help film a television show and engage in an unlikely cultural exchange in the Stalinist country. Rodman and several members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team also plan to hold a series of basketball camps for North Korean children during the weeklong visit. […]