Skip to comments.Report: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBA’s first openly gay athlete
Posted on 02/23/2014 11:15:40 AM PST by Oliviaforever
The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign Jason Collins to a 10-day contract later today, according to a report from ESPN.com, which would make him the first openly gay athlete in NBA history.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com reports that Collins will meet with the Nets later today and is expected to be signed and dress for tonights game against the Lakers.
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What’s the big deal, gays have always been good ball handlers.
“and is expected to be signed and dress for tonights game against the Lakers.”
and by dress, you mean women’s?
Is there any proof he is gay? He was engaged to a woman for 8 or 9 years and I never heard any conflicting evidence. He wouldn’t pretend to be gay for $3 million?
As long as he doesn’t dribble too much.
I thought this freak was signing with the WNBA..
Finally...someone who drops the soap on purpose.
I’m convinced that the absolute worst nightmare of homosexuals is to wake up one day, and nobody cares about them being homosexual.
If they aren’t special, or a victim, they wouldn’t have much reason to exist.
I guess if that came close to actually happening, they’d have to up the ante, and demand to have sex on your dinner table while you and your family are eating. If you didn’t like it, you’d be “homophobic”.
I can’t imagine anyone pretending to be gay for even $3 million as pretending to be gay even for millions of dollars is a sin.
What will happen when he is placed into the lineup in a game and the children watching the game on TV and especially in the arena will be told that a player on the court is gay?
Maybe, just maybe, thousands of fans will walk out of the arena and perhaps millions watching at home will change the channel.
Keep in mind that the Nets and the NBA elected to interject this gay player on the very same day that the Olympics ends and the sports focus returns to the NBA.
This was all by design to make the biggest splash and have the most impact for the purveyors of the homosexual agenda.
All according to plan. Being “gay” is the key to success in this century.
Yawn. The homo movement and its backers are quite frustrated over the fact the huge majority of people don’t friggin’ care.
The Michael Sam presser was all over the news yesterday and today. Lots of questions about the locker room, etc.
But can he dunk?
Remember, the major corporation of our country want to push the gay agenda.
Why am I supposed to care?
That’s not true.
The pro family Christians do care.
They care that their culture and pastimes are being destroyed and they cannot do a simply thing like watch an NBA game on TV without their children asking why a gay man in playing in the game and knowing that even if they try, it will be hard to protect their kids from the gays encroachment into the American society.
The gay Missouri guy was here for the NFL combine.
So he has this big press conference with 60 reporters and says “I wish people would just treat me like any other football player”
WTF?? Why not just keep your mouth shut in the first place.
I can only repeat hearsay that he plays the post position.
I dunno but he can both pitch and catch. Maybe he should join the MLB..
I think it’s insurance against being cut from the team. By delaring themselves to be gay, players in whichever sport can guarantee they can’t be cut from the team, since any move to do so by their team management will be seen as being anti-gay. It’s not a bad move for a marginal player.
I wonder if the left will call him a tea-bagger.
Is that a pejoretive or not? I’m so confused.
Exactly. Give 'em the Matt Foley treatment...."Well, La Dee Freakin' Da!"
It's totally inane to me that someone should announce to the world his/her sexual preferences like it deserves a headline.
The media in this county are totally, an aggregate of stupid asses, (like anyone here needs to be told this.)
I am sick of this hype about someone's sexuality and like they need to get a hero's medal for announcing it.
When ?I was in the Army, guys who wanted out would occasionally joke that they would just say they were gay.
I always told them the would have to prove it.
None ever did.
I don’t know. For all the coverage ‘queer nation’ got during the Olympics, I don’t think that they picked up many medals. Homosexuality doesn’t make one a sports star.
He signs a 10 day contract like other NBA hanger oners. Before he was out of the league when he outed himself. Now he can claimed that he played in the NBA as a gay man.
Ten days and he is gome
A 10-day contract? Now that’s confidence.
Extrapolated over an entire season, that’s less than minimum wage. He’ll have to join the cheerleader suit.
You are correct. America simply does NOT care about this issue anymore. We do, but we are, now, a very distinct minority.
They do, with every "Fun Baby" they crank out.
Can anyone explain why a “10-day contract” was signed?
10 day contract? Someone must need a week off.
It used to be one way to dodge the draft. I never found out how (or if) they made them prove it.
The REAL deal!
S. Smith of ESPN made a great point. This wouldn’t even be covered if he didn’t come out as gay. There is a reason why he was not in basketball and it isn’t his sexual preference. He just isn’t very good.
RE: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBAs first openly gay athlete
What’s the big deal anyway? I don’t care who you sleep with in the privacy of your bedroom. I want to know if you can play.
THAT’s ALL THAT MATTERS.
I will not be watching the Nets and it’s my team now that they moved back to NY.
I did not watch one second of the Olympics because of all the hoopla made about the homos.
I listened to it for a couple of minutes because I wasn’t able to get the TV channel changed quickly. He kept bemoaning the fact that no one was asking him about playing football. Surely he had to expect that most of the questions would be about his gayness.
He was on the verge of having his career end in obscurity. The football player was dropping fast in the draft, and might have ended up a low round pick or undrafted. Announce you’re gay and it is instant attention and a chance to reverse things. If their teams do worse, do they dare cut either player?
The team could be called the San Francisco Gays...and they could play in a newly-named Magic Johnson arena. The team's main offensive maneuvers would be full-court presses and consumate skill with lay-ups.
Any additional comments on this idea would be sexist, racist or subject to your dog being shot.
“And Jason Collins takes it to the rim once again!”
That’s cool. We know Kobe Bryant likes anal sex so he won’t have to feel so alone.
One mainstream media type eagerly reported on the radio today that Collins was about to sign with the New Jersey Nets.
It's a standard NBA practice. Teams that find themselves shorthanded due to injury can sign players to a 10-day contract so they can have a full roster. When the ten days expire, the club can sign the player to another one (up to three, I think) without having to sign them to a season-long contract and be on the hook for a year's salary.
Good for you.
We can hope that millions of other Nets as well as NBA fans will do the same.
So he will get a call from zipperhead as being heroes, courages, an inspiration to us all but no phone calls to the families of real heroes that were murdered in Benghazi by the despicable humans who rule