Jason Collins Speaker Profile
Jason Collins Biography
Jason Collins was born December 2, 1978 and is a professional basketball center with the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Collins attended Stanford University, where he was an All-American in 200001 and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated on March 15, 2000. He finished his college career ranked #1 in Stanford history for field goal percentage (.608) and #5 in blocked shots (89).
As a rookie along with Richard Jefferson, Collins played a significant role in the New Jersey Nets' first ever NBA Finals berth in 2002 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the 200203 NBA season Collins took over the starting center role for the Nets and helped the franchise back to the NBA Finals. Prior to the 200405 season, he signed a $25 million contract extension with New Jersey for five more years.
On February 4, 2008, Collins was traded along with cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies for Stromile Swift. On June 26, 2008, Collins was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in an eight-player deal involving Kevin Love and O. J. Mayo. After his contract expired at the end of the 2008-09 NBA season, the Timberwolves' management decided not to re-sign him. Collins signed with the Atlanta Hawks on September 2, 2009. Collins re-signed with the Hawks in the 2010 offseason.
Collins' twin brother, Jarron Collins, also played in the NBA, and was a teammate of Jason's at Stanford.
On July 31, 2012, Collins signed an undisclosed deal with the Boston Celtics.
On February 21, 2013, Collins and Leandro Barbosa were traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Jordan Crawford.
In a story appearing in the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated, Collins announced publicly that he is gay, becoming the first active male professional athlete in United States team sports to publicly announce his homosexuality.
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Posted on 2 January 2018 | 9:02 pm
Retired NBA Player Jason Collins recently was the keynote speaker for an AARP event that was hosted with SAGE and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs. Attendees spoke out about the importance of cultural sensitivity and diversity inclusion during a big table talk that was moderated by SAGECare Trainer, Terri Clark. Folks attended Read More
Posted on 10 October 2016 | 5:10 pm
First openly gay NBA player Jason Collins traveled to UF to demonstrate and show his support for Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton on Friday, September 30. His message was that the public needs to vote, and he explained how important even one person’s effort is in this election all while sharing his opinion of the two Read More
Posted on 28 July 2016 | 6:57 pm
Three well-known NBA basketball stars spoke at the Democratic Convention. Jason Collins and Jarron Collins, twins who both made it to the big leagues, and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showed up in Philadelphia to shared their support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and urged Americans to vote to keep the Democratic Party in office. The Collins twins Read More
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