Jason Collins

Jason Collins

KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins, Michael Sam Sagas May Herald The New Ordinary

Both Jason Collins and Michael Sam made history over the weekend. Now, let’s hope what they represent becomes ordinary enough that it’s unremarkable. Let’s hope the phrase “first openly-gay” is only attached to their names in history books.

02/24/2014

Jason Collins

Collins Enters Game, NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Jason Collins has become the first openly gay player to see action in an NBA game.

02/23/2014

Photos: Giants At The White House

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee To Attend President’s State Of The Union Address As Special Guest

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will attend the State of the Union address Tuesday evening as a special guest of President Obama.

01/28/2014

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Openly Gay Former Stanford, NBA Player To Attend State Of The Union

An openly gay NBA player is among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address.

01/27/2014

Jason Collins

After Coming Out, Collins Needs A New NBA Home

The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 – meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.

05/01/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

ESPN ‘Regrets’ Reporter Who Described Gay NBA Player As Sinner

NBA reporter Chris Broussard said on the air that Jason Collins was “walking in open rebellion to God” by living as a gay man.

04/30/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 29, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA’s Collins Says Support After Coming Out ‘Incredible’

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, and hopes he may have made the path easier for others to follow.

04/30/2013

May 6, 2013 Sports Illustrated Cover. (Courtesy: Sports Illustrated)

Analysis: Stanford Alum Jason Collins Did His Part – Now It’s Our Turn

It says something, nearly all of it good, that on the day a male athlete in one of the major American pro sports came as out as gay, the reaction from the NBA, fellow ballplayers and fans was almost uniformly positive. But let’s not break an arm patting ourselves on the back just yet. There’s some heavy lifting still to be done.

04/30/2013

Jason Collins as a player for the Boston Celtics.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sports World Shows Support For Jason Collins On Twitter

The 34-year-old NBA center revealed his sexuality on Monday and the outpouring of good will from the Sports community on Twitter has been overwhelming.

04/29/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Sacramento Kings on December 30, 2012 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stanford Grad Jason Collins 1st Major American Pro Athlete To Come Out As Gay

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

04/29/2013

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