Jason Collins Comes Out
In 12 seasons as an N.B.A. player, Jason Collins has never been an All-Star or a scoring leader but Monday he shattered one of the last great barriers in professional sports. “I’m a 34-year-old N.B.A. center. I’m black and I’m gay,” Collins, who finished this season with the Washington Wizards, writes in May 6th Sports Illustrated mag. Collins’s announcement was supported with an outpouring love from teammates, league executives and major National Basketball Association stars, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade among them.
Nets, Rockets Stay Alive
Parsons’ finished with 27 points, 10 boards, and eight assists. Let’s not forget Kevin Durant’s team. The Thunder were aggressive Monday night, jumping out to a seven-point halftime lead. Russell Westbrook’s replacements each had strong nights — Reggie Jackson had 18, Derek Fisher had a three-point arc and went 4-for-5. Houston took off in the third quarter, turning a seven-point hole into a seven-point advantage in one quarter. Rockets took the victory winning 105-103.