The Early Lead: Jason Collins


Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/26/2013

MTV VMAs: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are introduced by Jason Collins

Somehow, though, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake stole the show. Go figure.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, NBA, VMAs

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Chris Broussard's Jason Collins comments were a mistake, ESPN says

Network President John Skipper says NBA reporter "made personal comments, which was a mistake."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, Jason Collins, NFL

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Westboro Baptist Church to protest NBA playoff games

Jason Collins' announcement makes targets of tonight's Rockets-Thunder game and Thursday's Nets-Bulls games.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:27 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Kevin Durant, NBA

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Church cancels LeRoy Butler speech after Jason Collins tweet

Former Green Bay Packers safety had tweeted "Congrats to Jason Collins" after NBA player announced that he is gay.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:50 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Jason Collins, Leroy Butler, NFL

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/30/2013

ESPN supports Broussard after controversial Jason Collins comments

NBA reporter, asked for his opinion, says he believes homosexuality is an “open rebellion” against God and discusses how that jibes with his views on tolerance.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, NBA

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins comes out: Is this a game changer?

As his brother says, "It's a big deal, but it's also not a big deal."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Kobe Bryant, Martina Navratilova, NBA, Steve Nash

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins comes out; NBA player says, 'I'm gay'

“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” the center says in Sports Illustrated’s new cover story.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Jason Collins, NBA, Washington Wizards