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Report: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBA’s first openly gay athlete
SI ^ | 2/23/14 | MATT DOLLINGER

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 tonight’s game against the Lakers.

(Excerpt) Read more at nba.si.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; culturewars; fdrq; homosexualagenda; jasoncollins; nba; nyc
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1 posted on 02/23/2014 11:15:40 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

What’s the big deal, gays have always been good ball handlers.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 11:18:03 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Oliviaforever

“and is expected to be signed and dress for tonight’s game against the Lakers.”

and by dress, you mean women’s?


3 posted on 02/23/2014 11:18:30 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Oliviaforever

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?


4 posted on 02/23/2014 11:18:54 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Mastador1

As long as he doesn’t dribble too much.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 11:20:46 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mastador1

I thought this freak was signing with the WNBA..


6 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:26 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Oliviaforever
feh...

7 posted on 02/23/2014 11:21:31 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Oliviaforever

Finally...someone who drops the soap on purpose.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 11:23:18 AM PST by albie
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To: Oliviaforever

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”.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 11:25:34 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: nickcarraway

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.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 11:26:16 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

All according to plan. Being “gay” is the key to success in this century.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 11:27:56 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Oliviaforever

Yawn. The homo movement and its backers are quite frustrated over the fact the huge majority of people don’t friggin’ care.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 11:29:18 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: nickcarraway; All
I'm just gonna toss this out for comments from the group:

The Michael Sam presser was all over the news yesterday and today. Lots of questions about the locker room, etc.

13 posted on 02/23/2014 11:30:47 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Mastador1

But can he dunk?


14 posted on 02/23/2014 11:33:24 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Oliviaforever
Once upon a time, men would not want to pretend to be gay, but I bet these days, it's not the same. Everyone is told gays are better than straight men. When he walks out there, kids will be told he is a hero.

Remember, the major corporation of our country want to push the gay agenda.

15 posted on 02/23/2014 11:34:34 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Oliviaforever

Why am I supposed to care?


16 posted on 02/23/2014 11:34:49 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: ScottinVA

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.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 11:35:09 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Chode

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.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 11:35:52 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ken5050

I can only repeat hearsay that he plays the post position.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 11:36:18 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nascarnation
100%!!!
20 posted on 02/23/2014 11:39:27 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ken5050

I dunno but he can both pitch and catch. Maybe he should join the MLB..


21 posted on 02/23/2014 11:42:43 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nickcarraway

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.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 11:47:03 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: mkmensinger

I wonder if the left will call him a tea-bagger.

Is that a pejoretive or not? I’m so confused.


23 posted on 02/23/2014 11:55:57 AM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: TheGipperWasRight
I’m convinced that the absolute worst nightmare of homosexuals is to wake up one day, and nobody cares about them being homosexual.

Exactly. Give 'em the Matt Foley treatment...."Well, La Dee Freakin' Da!"

24 posted on 02/23/2014 11:58:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oliviaforever
..and why should any one care about this liberal propaganda?

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.

Sheesh!

25 posted on 02/23/2014 11:59:12 AM PST by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


26 posted on 02/23/2014 12:04:04 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 12:04:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: Oliviaforever
All of the "straight" players should announce that they are not gay. Now that would take courage.
28 posted on 02/23/2014 12:06:19 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Banjoguy

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


29 posted on 02/23/2014 12:09:23 PM PST by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Oliviaforever

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.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 12:11:03 PM PST by DPMD
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To: ScottinVA

You are correct. America simply does NOT care about this issue anymore. We do, but we are, now, a very distinct minority.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 12:22:04 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: windsorknot
All of the "straight" players should announce that they are not gay. Now that would take courage.

They do, with every "Fun Baby" they crank out.

32 posted on 02/23/2014 12:24:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Oliviaforever

Can anyone explain why a “10-day contract” was signed?


33 posted on 02/23/2014 12:24:21 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Oliviaforever

10 day contract? Someone must need a week off.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 12:37:22 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: nickcarraway
Once upon a time, men would not want to pretend to be gay...

It used to be one way to dodge the draft. I never found out how (or if) they made them prove it.

35 posted on 02/23/2014 12:40:33 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: bicyclerepair
I wonder if the left will call him a tea-bagger.

The REAL deal!

36 posted on 02/23/2014 12:42:35 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

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.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 12:42:56 PM PST by pas
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To: Oliviaforever

RE: Jason Collins to sign with Nets, become NBA’s 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.


38 posted on 02/23/2014 12:44:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Oliviaforever

I will not be watching the Nets and it’s my team now that they moved back to NY.


39 posted on 02/23/2014 12:48:49 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Oliviaforever

I did not watch one second of the Olympics because of all the hoopla made about the homos.


40 posted on 02/23/2014 12:49:52 PM PST by USAF80
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To: ken5050

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.


41 posted on 02/23/2014 12:50:04 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Oliviaforever

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?


42 posted on 02/23/2014 1:00:02 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Oliviaforever
I wish the NBA would create an all-homosexual team. It could then throw one big coming-out party instead of all the future coming-out parties we know we'll be subjected to.

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.

Leni

43 posted on 02/23/2014 1:01:06 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Oliviaforever

“And Jason Collins takes it to the rim once again!”


44 posted on 02/23/2014 1:18:35 PM PST by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Oliviaforever

That’s cool. We know Kobe Bryant likes anal sex so he won’t have to feel so alone.


45 posted on 02/23/2014 1:21:55 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Oliviaforever

One mainstream media type eagerly reported on the radio today that Collins was about to sign with the New Jersey Nets.


46 posted on 02/23/2014 1:25:54 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Fzob
Can anyone explain why a “10-day contract” was signed?

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.

47 posted on 02/23/2014 1:28:49 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: USAF80

Good for you.

We can hope that millions of other Nets as well as NBA fans will do the same.


48 posted on 02/23/2014 1:37:05 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

So what?


49 posted on 02/23/2014 1:43:06 PM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: Oliviaforever

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


50 posted on 02/23/2014 1:58:44 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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