Results tagged “Jason Collins” from Last Word

"The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision. We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract." -- Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on the signing of Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making Collins the first openly gay athlete in the NBA. ... [Read]

English: Andy Murray, Australian Open 2010 Quarterfinals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   “I would hope there are no issues on the tour. You know, there have to be some players who are probably gay but I don’t think other players have any issues with it.” -- British tennis player Andy Murray, ranked No. 2 in the world, responds to a ... [Read]

"He disagreed, and I said, 'We agree to disagree' and he said 'No, I'm right and you're wrong.'" LeRoy Butler, a former safety with the Green Bay Packers, recalling a conversation this week with an unnamed pastor. Butler was booked for $8,500 to speak at an anti-bullying event at the unnamed pastor’s church, but that invitation was canceled after ... [Read]

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. … I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.” Jason Collins, of the Washington Wizards, coming out in the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated. (Sports Illustrated)  ... [Read]