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Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?

After hearing more people close to Jason Collins (this includes his twin brother and former fiance) publicly saying that they had no idea that he was gay, the whole thing starts to smell funny to me.

This is a guy that if you look at the trajectory of his stats (played in less than 50% of games in 12-13 [and only 2 out of his last 13], with less than 10 min/G, 1 PPG, and 1.5 Reb/G), he would probably be out of the NBA by next year anyway. He has no contract for next season and really should be considered a free agent already.

The details of of it just seem to me like this is a setup stunt designed to garner more attention when his career ends right after he "comes out".


shel311
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After hearing more people close to Jason Collins (this includes his twin brother and former fiance)
Dudes leave their wife and kids because they say they are gay, and their wives have no idea, I'm pretty sure you can hide it from a brother.

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This is a guy that if you look at the trajectory of his stats (played in less than 50% of games in 12-13 [and only 2 out of his last 13], with less than 10 min/G, 1 PPG, and 1.5 Reb/G), he would probably be out of the NBA by next year anyway.
I don't think you can safely assume that at all. His stats haven't been very different for 5 years now.



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TotesMcGotes
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
Interesting concept. But no one will around here will want to discuss it.


Cajun Revolution
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
Posted this in another thread just now:

This whole thing is a media bonanza. Biggest thing for this douche stick was not coming out but having a career beyond basketball. Hell, he's always going to have speaking engagements, he'll write a book, be hired by some LGBT advocacy group as a consultant, etc.

This was a money thing. Who care if he's gay. Coming out was a business decision.


Bout_Dat_Lyfe
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
He's gay, so he just wants attention. Terrible player.


TotesMcGotes
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
My god some of you are morons.



TotesMcGotes
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
An NBA GM said that he was 100% certain Collins would sign with a new team based on the lack of Centers in this year's FA class and teams' desires to have veteran big men at the end of the bench.


shel311
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
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Interesting concept. But no one will around here will want to discuss it


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harry coleman beast
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
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This whole thing is a media bonanza. Biggest thing for this douche stick was not coming out but having a career beyond basketball. Hell, he's always going to have speaking engagements, he'll write a book, be hired by some LGBT advocacy group as a consultant, etc.




He graduated from Stanford, i think he would have made it without basketball.


lsutigers1992
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
It's all part of THE LIBERAL CONSPIRACY to make your kids gay.


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beaverfever
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
The timing is ridiculous. Now that he's not on a nba teams payroll he's coming out. The NBA looks like the bad guy when no team wants to sign an attention whoring 35 year old who hasn't been any good in 3 years.


jacks40
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
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Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?


Are you implying he is lying about being gay or just came out at this point to try and lengthen his career?


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jturn17
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
If the Heat will pay Juwann Howard to wear a suit to games, some team will pay Jason Collins in the off chance they need a low post defender for a playoff series.

Shit, Darko was still being signed this off season.


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shel311
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
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The NBA looks like the bad guy when no team wants to sign an attention whoring 35 year old who hasn't been any good in 3 years.


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The timing is ridiculous. Now that he's not on a nba teams payroll he's coming out

So he should come out in the middle of a season? He'll get bashed for the distraction.

So he should come out in the offseason after he signs with a team? He'd get bashed for the baggage he's bringing to the team by not announcing it beforehand.


So, when should have he done it that would have been acceptable?


jturn17
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So he should come out in the offseason after he signs with a team? He'd get bashed for the baggage he's bringing to the team by not announcing it beforehand.
He addressed these exact concerns with Simmons on the BS report yesterday. And why no one around him knew he was gay until last summer.


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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
It's also when he has the least to lose while the topic is a hot one right now given the Supreme Court...

It's a perfect storm for him.

He's not attention whoring and this isn't fake in any way.

You guys are ignoring or just don't understand the impact that his coming out has on others who are closeted, both adults and youth.



shel311
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re: Anyone starting to think Jason Collins is a publicity stunt?
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He addressed these exact concerns with Simmons on the BS report yesterday. And why no one around him knew he was gay until last summer.
No matter when he does it, people will find a way to bash it.


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beaverfever
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So, when should have he done it that would have been acceptable?
just not right before his contract ends and is career looks like it's over. His angle is pretty obvious.


ATX Horn
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He graduated from Stanford, i think he would have made it without basketball.


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