quote: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.
After hearing more people close to Jason Collins (this includes his twin brother and former fiance)
quote:I don't think you can safely assume that at all. His stats haven't been very different for 5 years now.
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.
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.
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.
The timing is ridiculous. Now that he's not on a nba teams payroll he's coming out
quote: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.
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.
quote:No matter when he does it, people will find a way to bash it.
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.