NBA’s first openly gay player Jason Collins signs with Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season
Boy, isn’t it just STUNNING how Jason Collins has managed to play for weeks as a member of the Brooklyn Nets without any locker room incidents?
It’s just a MIRACLE.
We all know how utterly silly and frankly, stupid, all these concerns about openly gay players in PRO ball are and it is good to see these so-called professionals who come off as insecure homophobes be ridiculed whenever they think they have to verbalize those thoughts inside their heads.
Did not mean to turn this into a rant!
It’s just that players like Jason Collins in the NBA, Robbie Rogers in the MLS and soon Michael Sam in the NFL are proving that it is all quite silly.
Jason will have the rest of the season to continue to play the game he loves as a reserve center for the Netsas it was announced by the NBA today that he’s been signed for the rest of the season after performing well during two 10-day contracts.
‘It’s cool. Thank you to the Nets organization, coaches and players, the team is playing really well right now, and I’m glad to continue to be here,’ Collins tells ESPN.com.
‘Sources said that the internal expectation all along was that Collins would be a Net for the rest of the season, from the moment he signed his first 10-day deal, as long he proved that he could still be an effective defender, which he did immediately,’ ESPN reports.
Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, came out last spring in a Sports Illustrated cover story. He was a free agent at the time and was not signed by a team for the first time in his career.
He wears the jersey ‘98’ to honor 21-year-old gay college student Matthew Shepard who was killed in 1998.