Jason Collins RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jason Collins announces retirement 18 months after coming out

    Fox Sports "Jason Collins, the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement in Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. "It has been 18 exhilarating months since I came out in Sports illustrated as the first openly gay man in one of the four major..." November 19

  • Jason Collins will wait till summer's end to decide on career

    Nets Daily "There's no indication the Nets are interested in bringing Jason Collins back next season, and Collins has spent much of the summer promoting a human rights agenda. Now, he tells the Washington Blade that he's not giving up on the possibility of playing again, that he's been working out and will..." August 20

  • Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball

    San Jose Mercury News "Jason Collins is probably done with professional basketball. And he should be. He's still undecided about attempting a return for his 14th NBA season. And he does have some interest in becoming a coach or joining a front office. But right now, he is already fulfilled and has never been more..." August 14

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Jason Collins on being named to Time's 100 most influential list: "It's a cool honor, but I know I'm not doing this just by myself."

  • Adam Silver says Jason Collins not on NBA team for basketball reasons

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jason Collins, 12-year NBA veteran, came out as an openly gay man last April. At the time he was a free agent clearly near the end of his career but one expected to be in play for a handful of spots on NBA rosters for this season. Now as we are past the NBA season’s midpoint, Collins is not on..." February 11

  • Jason Collins will not join D-League or go to Europe, according to report

    SB Nation "Jason Collins has ruled out playing overseas or in the D-League as he continues to wait for an NBA team to sign him, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com. A source told ESPN.com that Collins "remains convinced that he's an NBA player." Collins, 34, was extended the opportunity to submit his name..." November 03

  • Jason Collins a quandary for NBA teams

    Fox Sports "The Detroit Pistons have reportedly become the latest NBA team to pass on signing recently out big man Jason Collins according to SI.com’s Franz Lidz the writer who co-authored Collins’ coming-out piece in SI earlier this year. In deciding not to add Collins Detroit joins the Brooklyn Nets on..." August 20

  • Sources: Despite rumors Pistons unlikely to sign Jason Collins

    Detroit News "Jason Collins is not likely to become a Detroit Piston. ESPN.com reported Saturday that the Pistons are in contact with the free-agent center who made big headlines in April for being the first active athlete in a major North American team sport to announce he was gay. But two sources with..." August 11

  • Jason Collins reportedly drawing interest from Detroit Pistons

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Detroit Pistons have “registered exploratory interest” in signing free agent center Jason Collins according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Collins became a free agent after finishing last season with the Washington Wizards but the 34-year-old has made many more..." August 10

  • Book in the works for former Net Jason Collins

    North Jersey "Jason Collins, the former Net who last week announced he is gay, is seeking a book deal, The Associated Press learned. Officials at three publishing houses said Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional..." May 07

  • Collins bashers spew Gospel of hate

    Fox Sports "Anybody wondering why there is such antipathy about recently unemployed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow needs only to look at what happened to Jason Collins on Monday. His admission of “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” unleashed a torrent of Biblically-annotated vile so ugly, so..." May 01

  • Jason Collins coming out met by Wizards teammates with surprise and support

    Washington Post "As he dressed in the visitor’s locker room after the Washington Wizards’ season-ending loss in Chicago, Jason Collins was pelted with a piece of ice. Glaring over at the direction of the toss, Collins spotted teammate Trevor Booker with an opened ice pack on his right wrist, playfully looking away..." April 30

  • Chris Broussard clarifies his ESPN remarks about Jason Collins

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard caused a lot of controversy Monday when he said the following about NBA center Jason Collins, who had announced he was gay earlier in the day: "I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a..." April 30

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    Washington Wizards @

    Beal out tonight (ankle)... Price (groin), Webster (abdomen), Ariza (flu), Nene (knee), Collins (flu) all gametime decisions #WizMagic

  • Sudden exit leaves Jason Collins sad

    Boston Herald "Jason Collins went through the sad routine yesterday of any player who gets traded in the middle of a road trip. He went up to his room in the team hotel to pack his clothes, stayed overnight with family and friends in the area, and today caught a flight back to Boston to clean out yet another..." February 22

  • Jason Collins will report to Wizards, he says

    Bullets Forever "For now, Jason Collins will indeed report to the Washington Wizards, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe: gary washburn @GwashNBAGlobe Always tough talking to guy who's been traded from potential playoff team to rebuilding team, Jason Collins said he will report to #wizards It..." February 21

  • Celtics trade Jason Collins and Leandro Barbosa for Jordan Crawford

    Celtics Blog "David Aldridge @daldridgetnt Source: Wizards guard Jordan Crawford will be traded to the Celtics. David Aldridge @daldridgetnt Wizards/Celts deal sending Jordan Crawford to Boston will not be for C Fab Melo, per source. Teams still working. Details coming. It was widely believed that..." February 21

  • Celtics acquire Jordan Crawford for Barbosa and Collins

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics acquired third-year guard Jordan Crawford from the Washington Wizards for guard Leandro Barbosa and center Jason Collins on Thursday, sources have confirmed to ESPN.com. Barbosa is out the remainder of the 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL earlier this month. Crawford is..." February 21

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