He played college basketball for the Stanford Cardinal , where he was an All-American in — After the —13 NBA season concluded, Collins publicly came out as gay. He became a free agent and did not play again until February , when he signed with the Nets and became the second openly gay athlete to play in any of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada following Robbie Rogers who did so in with the LA Galaxy. Collins was born in Los Angeles , California , in the Northridge neighborhood.
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Former player Jason Collins revealed Tuesday that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Collins, who was the first openly gay player on a team sport, said on Twitter he believes he caught it on March 4 when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough. OnSaturday my lungs were clear, which obviously is good. Collins, 41, played 13 NBA seasons from , and spent seven-plus years with the Nets.
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And while it really doesn't matter which way someone may, or may not, lean on the sexuality spectrum, the accusation — when combined with all of his other problems — is pretty shocking. In an Instagram post which was subsequently deleted — but captured by another account and reposted, which you can see below — went on a tirade against NBA YoungBoy and suggested that he's actually a closeted homosexual. Mfs be worried bout my pants doe. However, in an interview, he explained why he wiped his Instagram page. Women trying to incriminate me.
By Frank Pingue. Reuters - Jason Collins made history in when he became the first openly gay athlete in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues and the former NBA player wishes more men would follow the trail he helped blaze. A growing number of high-profile Olympic athletes have come out in recent years but Collins said that while the NBA is ready for more openly gay players the tide has simply not turned when it comes to male professional team sports in the United States. After making the courageous decision in May to come out late in his season National Basketball Association career, Collins signed with Brooklyn the following February and played 22 games in a backup role before retiring later that year. Former MLS player Robbie Rogers came out on the day he first retired in February but joined the LA Galaxy three months later to become the first openly gay male to compete in a major North American professional sport.