Jason Collins

(Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Collins, Nets Dealing With Bright Spotlight

Deron Williams took a moment to snap a few photos of Brooklyn teammate Jason Collins at their shootaround in Portland.

97.1 The Ticket–02/27/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Jason Collins #46 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on from the bench against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Nets’ Collins Becomes NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins heard his name called by Nets coach Jason Kidd early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2014

Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Young Gay Athletes Set Tone For NBA Coming Out

You’ve probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre.

97.1 The Ticket–05/04/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Young Gay Athletes Set Tone For NBA Coming Out

Some are calling NBA player Jason a role model for this up-and-coming generation of gay and lesbian athletes. But in some ways, those young athletes and their supporters also have helped pave the way for pros like Collins.

97.1 The Ticket–05/04/2013

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics takes a break in the game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 15, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Leach’s Lists: Why Jason Collins Is A Hero

The fact that it took this long for an active gay athlete playing in the four North American sports leagues to come out is maddening.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2013

Pitcher Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

“Why Is It Even An Issue?” Asks Tigers’ Phil Coke

A momentous day in the world of professional sports as the first openly gay player comes forward.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013

The Detroit Pistons' Rick Mahorn

Rick Mahorn On Gay Players: “There Will Always Be Detractors”

Former Piston Bay Boy Rick Mahorn is among those applauding Jason Collins.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 29: Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 29, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Comes Out Of The Closet, How You React Says A Lot About You

Jason Collins is a Center for the Washington Wizards. He played at Stanford and made the cover of Sports Illustrated during his years there.

97.1 The Ticket–04/29/2013

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