Jason Collins To Appear On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 12:35pm PDT

The recently out NBA center and his twin brother Jarron will be guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 15. Jason Collins became the first openly gay NBA player when he came out in a Sports Illustrated article … Read More »

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ESPN Writer Clarifies Remarks On Gay NBA Player As Media Adjust To New Reality

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 12:44pm PDT

Chris Broussard became part of the story yesterday with his outspoken comments about NBA player Jason Collins‘ coming-out in a Sports Illustrated column, making the journeyman center America’s first openly gay major sports figure. Broussard, a Christian and a longtime respected NBA beat writer who now works for ESPN The Magazine, called homosexuality a sin during a segment on the network’s newsmagazine OTL discussing Collins’ revelation. Not sure why anyone is surprised that a TV commentator provided commentary — agree or disagree with his take that’s what they pay the guy for, and he won’t be the last to offer an opposing view in this debate — but it prompted an apology from ESPN last night and a clarification by Broussard via Twitter:

Today on OTL, as part of a larger, wide-ranging discussion on today’s news, I offered my personal opinion as it relates to Christianity, a point of view that I have expressed publicly before. I realize that some people disagree with my opinion and I accept and respect that. As has been the case in the past, my beliefs have not and will not impact my ability to report on the NBA. I believe Jason Collins displayed bravery with his announcement today and I have no objection to him or anyone else playing in the NBA.

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ABC’s ‘GMA’ Lands First Interview With Jason Collins

By | Monday April 29, 2013 @ 5:17pm PDT

It’s the get of the day on the story of the day: ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos has netted the first TV interview with Jason Collins, the veteran NBA center who today … Read More »

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