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  1. Report: Suns negotiating contract with Zoran Dragic

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:11 PM EST

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    Suns, Dragic must also figure out his buyout

  2. Jason Collins says he is leaning toward retirement

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:57 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    He played in 22 games for the Nets last season in a limited role.

  3. Referee Violet Palmer comes out publicly as gay

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets

    Palmer to marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine

  4. NBA’s Top 50 free agents: From LeBron James to Caron Butler and everyone in between

    Jun 30, 2014, 9:20 AM EST

    carmelo Antnony

    How much would you pay Eric Bledsoe to try and poach him from the Suns?

  5. Nets center Jason Collins comments on drafting of Michael Sam

    May 11, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    “This is a great day for the NFL and for Michael Sam and his family”

  6. NBA players, union happy with Silver’s action against Sterling

    Apr 29, 2014, 5:14 PM EST

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson And NBA Players Press Conference

    Silver’s hard line made the union happy. For now.

  7. Jason Collins makes the Time 100

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:26 AM EST

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    Dwyane Wade does writeup on Serena Williams

  8. Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist support former teammate Derrick Gordon

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:55 AM EST

    All-Star Portraits

    UMass basketball player who came out as gay played high school basketball with Irving, Kidd-Gilchrist

  9. Jason Collins says he’s been the target of gay taunts from another player since joining Nets

    Mar 20, 2014, 7:46 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Jason Collins says at least one other player has taunted him on the court because he’s gay.

  10. Nets announce signing of Jason Collins for remainder of the season

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Lakers

    After playing out consecutive 10-day contracts, the Nets have signed Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

  11. Report: Perceived potential for media attention keeping Jason Collins from an NBA roster

    Oct 22, 2013, 11:16 PM EST

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    Jason Collins played 12 largely anonymous NBA seasons, and will likely end up being known more for an announcement involving his sexuality rather than for his contributions on the basketball court. Collins announced he was gay shortly after his season ended in April, but has yet to be signed by another team for the upcoming…

  12. Friday And-1 Links: What have we learned from Jason Collins?

    Oct 11, 2013, 6:41 PM EST

    FILE:  NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like kids love pizza…. • Jason Collins is not on an NBA team as…

  13. Wednesday And-1 links: LeBron designed a $50K watch. Because he can.

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:29 PM EST

    Heat Media Day Basketball

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Seth MacFarlane likes doing cutaways in Family Guy… • LeBron James helped…

  14. Wednesday And-1 Links: Vote for your favorite new Mavs uniform

    Sep 25, 2013, 7:07 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks uniforms

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • A while back, the Dallas Mavericks asked fans to submit their own ideas…

  15. Report: Jason Collins ‘stands a good chance’ of receiving an NBA contract for next season

    Aug 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    Jason Collins is a 12-year NBA veteran who began last year with the Boston Celtics and finished it with the Washington Wizards. But he made national headlines two weeks after the regular season had ended by announcing he was gay, becoming the first active professional athlete in one of the four major team sports to…

  16. Report: Pistons won’t sign free agent center Jason Collins

    Aug 18, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

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    A report surfaced last week that the Pistons had interest in adding veteran free agent center Jason Collins to the roster as an insurance policy for the team’s two primary big men, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. Whatever level of interest there was initially appeared to diminish fairly quickly, as another report surfaced a day later…

  17. Report: Pistons not that interested in Jason Collins, after all

    Aug 11, 2013, 9:38 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins controls the ball in Atlanta

    The Pistons have just two players who fit well at center, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe – both of whom project to start for Detroit. If either of those two gets hurt or into foul trouble, the Pistons would be in a bind. So, it’s likely they’ll use their final open roster spot on a…

  18. Jason Collins reportedly drawing interest from Detroit Pistons

    Aug 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

    NBA player Jason Collins marches in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston

    The Detroit Pistons have “registered exploratory interest” in signing free agent center Jason Collins, according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Collins became a free agent after finishing last season with the Washington Wizards, but the 34-year-old has made many more headlines this summer due to his sexual orientation as opposed…

  19. Pistons still looking for one more backup big man

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:41 AM EST

    Joe Dumars

    Detroit has potentially one of the best front lines in the NBA — Andre Drummond at the five, Greg Monroe at the four and Josh Smith at the three. That’s a bunch of guys who can score at a high rate, once they get inside five feet from the rim. But the team could use…

  20. Tim Hardaway regrets anti-gay comments, but believes dialogue that resulted was a positive

    Jul 29, 2013, 10:07 PM EST

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    Tim Hardaway played 14 NBA seasons, most notably as a part of the Run TMC Golden State Warriors. But he was also a key component of the Miami Heat teams that challenged in the Eastern Conference in the late 90s. He found himself in the spotlight once his career was through for making some horribly…

  21. Leandro Barbosa’s agent says he has offer from Mavericks

    Jul 20, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

    Leandro Barbosa spend the first half of last season playing a limited role in Boston but he started to see a lot more minutes after Rajon Rondo tore his ACL — then Barbosa tore his ACL (and had some MCL damage). Which means he likely is not ready to play at the start of this…

  22. Report: Brooklyn targets Jason Collins for roster spot

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:16 PM EST

    FILE:  NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

    After their blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics, the Brooklyn Nets are going to have to round out their roster with minimum-contract guys who can contribute a little on the court and fit in the locker room. How about Jason Collins? The first player in a major American team sport to come out as gay…

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