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Exactly One NBA Player Has Ridiculed Jason Collins For Being Gay

Jason CollinsIt’s been almost one month since Jason Collins stepped onto the court at Staples Center as the NBA’s first openly gay player. Since that groundbreaking moment, Collins — who signed two ten-day contract before being picked up by the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season — says he’s been ridiculed by only one opponent. He spoke with the New York Daily News about the incident, but refused to name the player:

He was tested once during his first month with the Brooklyn Nets, although the NBA’s first openly gay player understandably doesn’t want to give attention to the “knucklehead” or his comments.

[…] ”One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins said in an interview with the Daily News. “He’s a knucklehead. So I just let it go. Again, that goes back to controlling what you can control. That’s how I conduct myself – just being professional.”

For those keeping score at home, this unnamed “knucklehead” plays for either the Lakers, Blazers, Nuggets, Bucks, Bulls, Grizzlies, Celtics, Kings, Raptors, Heat, Wizards, Suns or Bobcats.

[BTB]