Tag: Nba

Jason Collins: Game Changer

By Julissa Catalan In the May 6, 2013, issue ofSports Illustrated, Jason Collins made a ground-breaking announcement: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay. I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m…

SLIDESHOW: Sports Cards of Trouble

While professional sports leagues and their star athletes have records that are envied by many, their scorecards when it comes to dealing with diversity and inclusion leave a lot to be desired. DiversityInc takes a closer look at some of the problem policies, athletes and issues with diversity in pro…

NBA's Jason Collins: First Openly Gay Player in Major Team Sports

By Dara Sharif NBA center Jason Collins has made sports history by becoming the first openly gay athlete playing a major U.S. team sport. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay.” With those words, Collins made his historic announcement in a personal essay that was posted Monday…