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Eddy from Austin 04-29-13 12:01 PM

12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins, announces he is gay
 
Support pours in for Jason Collins
Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:09 am by Dan McCarney in David Stern, Jason Collins, NBA


Collins wrote a piece for Sports Illustrated that was published earlier this morning. He becomes the first active, openly gay athlete in American professional team sports.

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” he wrote. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.”

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Uwe Blab 04-29-13 12:23 PM

Good for him. I think the league is ready for it. I'm sure he'll get some hate though, particularly in Texas.

SleepyAdamII 04-29-13 01:10 PM

Twin!

WILLTHETHRILL 04-29-13 01:32 PM

I don't understand how he has been in the league for so long. He is not much of a player. A seven foot stiff.

thesuspence281 04-29-13 01:55 PM

now if he doesnt get a new contract from an nba team can he cry discrimination?

drcantgetright 04-29-13 02:57 PM

Hard to call him an active player.

TimmyDthaWay2B 04-29-13 03:44 PM

Well..... Jason Collins just got a payday....

choppsboy 04-29-13 04:19 PM

Who Cares?

Maybe we should all wear a special colored sleeve that let's everyone know if we are Homo or Hetero sexual.

timm 04-29-13 09:34 PM

Paging Richard Jefferson: The bus has left the station.

clovisnmspurfan 04-29-13 09:42 PM

Being gay is not a sin, acting on it is. For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. What does this have to do with basketball?
Go Spurs Go!

thesuspence281 04-29-13 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by choppsboy (Post 1295833)
Who Cares?

Maybe we should all wear a special colored sleeve that let's everyone know if we are Homo or Hetero sexual.

What do you mean, "colored"

WILLTHETHRILL 04-29-13 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesuspence281 (Post 1295823)
now if he doesnt get a new contract from an nba team can he cry discrimination?

I'm sure he will say that if he doesn't. I point to his 16% FG % with the Wizards last season as being the main factor though.

exit7 04-30-13 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clovisnmspurfan (Post 1295846)
Being gay is not a sin, acting on it is. For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. What does this have to do with basketball?
Go Spurs Go!

+1, that took some cojones bro.

Go spurs go!!!

Rzarector7 04-30-13 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WILLTHETHRILL (Post 1295819)
I don't understand how he has been in the league for so long. He is not much of a player. A seven foot stiff.

I remember him from the 03 Finals and Tim kicking his ass when he was in there, after that did not know he still played nor cared to! facepalm:yikes:laugh

dark21horse 04-30-13 07:01 AM

So now we know Jason Collins is a Prancing Homo.........BIG DEAL!

I like women.........WHERE'S MY COMING OUT PARADE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Robofuzz 04-30-13 08:39 AM

When will Craig Sager come out of the closet?

Craig Sager's Suits

MichaelWi101 04-30-13 11:17 AM

Silliest comment I saw about this was somebody actually compared him to Jackie Robinson.

Now so many jokes, so little time....
You'd think he'd be better at playing man to man defense than he is....

So that's why he got called for so many touch fouls....


I know it's wrong, but I just couldn't help myself......

WILLTHETHRILL 04-30-13 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelWi101 (Post 1295880)
Silliest comment I saw about this was somebody actually compared him to Jackie Robinson.

Now so many jokes, so little time....
You'd think he'd be better at playing man to man defense than he is....

So that's why he got called for so many touch fouls....


I know it's wrong, but I just couldn't help myself......

Jason Collins sucks!

choppsboy 04-30-13 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesuspence281 (Post 1295847)
What do you mean, "colored"

col·ored [kuhl-erd]
adjective
1. having color.

TimmyDthaWay2B 04-30-13 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by choppsboy (Post 1295883)
col·ored [kuhl-erd]
adjective
1. having color.

Not sure if you caught on, but i think that was a joke...

esparzar1 04-30-13 01:07 PM

:boring......It's the playoffs people!!!!! I got more important things to focus on :thumb GO SPURS GO!

WILLTHETHRILL 04-30-13 01:08 PM

Jason Collins Blows!

Rzarector7 04-30-13 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dark21horse (Post 1295864)
So now we know Jason Collins is a Prancing Homo.........BIG DEAL!

I like women.........WHERE'S MY COMING OUT PARADE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

The thing is I have said just this before! I don't get how sexual preference makes you a hero or special? Okay you are so be it, better things to worry about in the world than this here. I am glad you put it like that though as far as the last part, don't have to go around all day announcing I am straight and calling it a lifestyle. It is what it is.

clovisnmspurfan 04-30-13 01:55 PM

My comment was not cojones, it was biblical. My philosophy is, It's your thing do what you want to do just don't ask me to do it with you.
GO SPURS GO!!

thesuspence281 04-30-13 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmyDthaWay2B (Post 1295886)
Not sure if you caught on, but i think that was a joke...

:thumb

MichaelWi101 04-30-13 02:52 PM

And of course the picture espn displays of Collins in action, is one of him with Dwight Howard on his back...facepalm

MRJONESIII 04-30-13 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clovisnmspurfan (Post 1295846)
Being gay is not a sin, acting on it is. For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. What does this have to do with basketball?
Go Spurs Go!

Thank you..... Cause I can't imagine Jesus on his knees waiting for Noah to get off the arc! Who flipping cares about Jason Collins...... Play ball.... Well except for Jason, of course!

choppsboy 04-30-13 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimmyDthaWay2B (Post 1295886)
Not sure if you caught on, but i think that was a joke...

Oh Yea!

Well, I don't have a sense of humor :yikes

KAD 04-30-13 07:11 PM

So he's come out of the closet - society is ready for it and we should just move on to basketball.

WILLTHETHRILL 05-01-13 01:06 PM

Jason Collins blows and sucks!

katyspursfan 05-01-13 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KAD (Post 1295911)
So he's come out of the closet - society is ready for it and we should just move on to basketball.

You would think that, but the SR society sure took the time to offer any judgmental or childish comment, given the opportunity.

TimmyDthaWay2B 05-01-13 03:44 PM

Well this SR society is one of few places you dont have to be ''politically correct''. Joke away my friends....

Oh, and congrats jason collins on the brilliant financial decision....endorsements will be flowing im sure.

WILLTHETHRILL 05-02-13 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katyspursfan (Post 1295952)
You would think that, but the SR society sure took the time to offer any judgmental or childish comment, given the opportunity.

yeah the especially the ones who call people on here racist for no reason. Also who are ignorant to asian cultures.(Jeremy Lin)

WhiteChocolateJr 05-02-13 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WILLTHETHRILL (Post 1295982)
yeah the especially the ones who call people on here racist for no reason. Also who are ignorant to asian cultures.(Jeremy Lin)

No need to be an anti-semite. Geez.

Mombear 05-02-13 02:04 PM

If having sex with men makes him a hero... well, then that must make me a Queen: http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2800/queengi.jpg

:hat

:laugh

TimmyDthaWay2B 05-02-13 04:26 PM

All hail Mombear.:worthy:worthy:worthy:worthy

Mombear 05-02-13 06:22 PM

:laugh :wink :laugh

Duncanforthree 05-02-13 07:00 PM

Toronto Raptors guard Rudy Gay doesn't understand all the commotion about Jason Collins.

"What's the big deal? I've been Gay since birth."

Mombear 05-02-13 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duncanforthree (Post 1296010)
Toronto Raptors guard Rudy Gay doesn't understand all the commotion about Jason Collins.

"What's the big deal? I've been Gay since birth."

:drummer

Duncanforthree 05-02-13 07:13 PM

Yeah I know that was awful.

Thanks for the rimshot,Mombear.

MichaelWi101 05-02-13 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katyspursfan (Post 1295952)
You would think that, but the SR society sure took the time to offer any judgmental or childish comment, given the opportunity.

Better those than the pretentious pontificating comments I've read elsewhere comparing him to Jackie Robinson .

Mombear 05-02-13 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duncanforthree (Post 1296014)
Yeah I know that was awful.

Thanks for the rimshot,Mombear.

:wink

frenchfred 05-03-13 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rzarector7 (Post 1295890)
The thing is I have said just this before! I don't get how sexual preference makes you a hero or special? Okay you are so be it, better things to worry about in the world than this here. I am glad you put it like that though as far as the last part, don't have to go around all day announcing I am straight and calling it a lifestyle. It is what it is.

It's because we still live in a day and age when people will treat you differently because you're gay; it's like masochism or racism. You're right that there are more important things but does that mean that we should not talk about it? I think that in the world of sport it is even harder for a gay person to come out so that's why Jason Collins' come out is important. The fact that many people say "who cares" and still take the time to write that comment shows that it bothers them somehow.

WILLTHETHRILL 05-04-13 01:40 AM

it doesn't bother me that he is gay. The guy has no game on the court and is a free agent. 16% FG% last year.......he needs to hang it up.


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