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  1. Collins' extraordinary day, ordinary game

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Not 10 seconds into Jason Collins' pregame news conference inside Staples Center, it was clear he was distinctly uninterested in answering questions about the historic and cultural import of the night. Collins had spent a good part of the day playing...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  2. Jason Collins is ready to play

    Kevin Arnovitz

    At a recent Sunday morning service at his church in Los Angeles, Jason Collins swayed along with his fellow congregants to the gospel rock ballads being performed on stage. The church is a remarkably happy place, with a rustic chic design and Arcade ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  3. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  4. The Nuggets take a bold step forward

    Kevin Arnovitz

    NBA players' contracts require them to make a certain number of community appearances on behalf of their teams. They'll pay visits to hospitals or schools and show up at charity functions or galas. Outside of what they do for their teams, most player...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  5. What we're learning from Jason Collins

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins shined a bright light on an issue few in the NBA spoke openly about. Is that enough? Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day. The vast majority of people who declare their sexual identity do so one of the other 364 days on the...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. Jason Collins to take Barclays floor for VMA

    Kevin Arnovitz

    It's not as if the NBA is a stranger to gay tunes. Fans across the league go nuts when arenas blare "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People. They contort themselves into the title letters, oblivious to the song's place in the pantheon of gay anthems. On ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Wade Davis

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Former professional football player Wade Davis came out in 2012, a few years after retiring from the game. We spoke on Monday soon after Jason Collins' story was published, and one of Davis' first reaction was, "He's perfect." Davis stops by True...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  8. Jason Collins and the pride of identity

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Bruce Bennett/NBAE/Getty ImagesWere we "ready" for Jason Collins? In the end, it didn't really matter. "No one wants to live in fear. I've always been scared of saying the wrong thing. I don't sleep well. I never have. But each time I tell another p...

    Blog | April 29, 2013