NBA journeyman Jason Collins hasn’t discovered a team since admitting last April that he is gay. Commissioner Adam metallic says the reason for his NBA unemployment has nothing to do with his sex orientation.
“In terms of Jason not really getting signed, based on every thing I’ve been told, it’s a golf ball decision, ” Silver stated. “Our teams want to earn and Jason waited until the very tail end associated with his career to make that announcement.
Collins’ name was brought back into the news Sunday night time when Missouri defensive Michael Sam publicly came out as homosexual. When Collins made his announcement final of April, he had just completed up his 12th NBA season and was a totally free agent. But Collins’ age – he turned thirty-five in December – and his lack of production might have been the particular toughest obstacles to conquer.
In the 37 games he played for the Boston Celtics and the wa Wizards last season, Collins averaged 1 point plus 1. 5 rebounds for each game. metallic said that while it isn’t a competitors among leagues, he has been proud that Collins “felt comfortable enough that he can come out in the NBA.
Collins’ agent, Arn Tellem, has been travelling and was not instantly available for comment.In 2007, former NBA player John Amaechi bevame the first person who had performed in the league to come out, yet that was three years after his career ended.
The NBA also had a high-profile league executive come out publicly. In 2011, current State Warriors president ron Welts, once a league professional, told the New York press that he is gay.