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Fantasy Update

Apr 16, 2014
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are out for the Nets on Wednesday, while they'll use a makeshift starting lineup of Marquis Teague, Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Thornton, Jason Collins and Andray Blatche.

Gordon: Collins acceptance was 'important'

Derrick Gordon, a native of nearby Plainfield, N.J., on Wednesday became the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball. Gordon said seeing Jason Collins come out and then sign with the Brooklyn Nets helped him a lot with his decision to publicly reveal his sexuality. “That was important to me, knowing that sexuality didn’t matter, than the NBA was OK with it,” Gordon said. Read the news story on Gordon here.
NetsDaily Apr 9, 2014

Derrick Gordon said he was inspired by Nets' Jason Collins to 'come out'

After the 2012-13 NBA season, free agent big man Jason Collins revealed in a Sports Illustrated story that he is gay. Then, on February 23 of this year, Collins became the first openly gay player in the NBA, when he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Today, UMASS sophomore shooting guard Derrick Gordon becomes the first openly gay NCAA Division I basketball player, as reported by Cyd Ziegler of Out Sports. In an interview with Ziegler, along with other sports outlets, Gordon says that Collins coming out publicly and, maybe more importantly, paving a way for his hopeful career...
Orlando Sentinel Apr 8, 2014

Jason Collins played a big role in Atlanta's playoff series win over Orlando in 2011

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins will be remembered as a barrier breaker. This season, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America's four major professional team sports leagues. That achievement likely will become his legacy.

Collins jerseys up for auction

The NBA announced Friday that fans can bid on three autographed Jason Collins jerseys. The bidding, which can be accessed via auctions.nba.com, begins at 12 p.m. Friday and continues through April 22. Two of the jerseys are game-worn. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network and the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Collins’ No. 98 Brooklyn Nets jersey spent three weeks in the No. 1 spot on the top-selling jerseys list since it went on sale.

Nets cruise by Cavs in laugher

NEW YORK -- Get this: Jason Collins told Joe Johnson he was going to dunk. And that’s exactly what he did. With 48 seconds left in the fourth quarter of Brooklyn’s 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Barclays Center, Collins caught Jorge Gutierrez’s look-away pass, elevated and slammed the ball through the net with two hands. Then, Collins pointed a finger at Johnson, as if to say, “Told you.

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