|May 6 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET16:36 GMT12:36 AM 北京时间9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST20:36 UAE18:3612:36 ET11:36 AM CT15:36 - The Democratic National Committee says Collins will headline its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender gala.
Analysis: Last week, Collins became the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. President Barack Obama called the 34-year-old athlete the same day to congratulate him and tell him he was proud of his courage. The DNC says first lady Michelle Obama will also attend the May 29 fundraiser in New York. Tickets start at $1,250 per person and go up to $32,400 per couple to chair the event.
|May 6 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET23:34 GMT7:34 AM 北京时间4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST3:34 UAE (+1)01:3419:34 ET6:34 PM CT22:34 - Collins, the NBA veteran who last week announced he was gay, is disputing reports from publishing insiders who say he is shopping a book deal.
Analysis: Officials at three publishing houses told The Associated Press on Monday that they had been contacted about a planned memoir by Collins, the first active player in any of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the proceedings.
|Apr. 30 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET16:35 GMT12:35 AM 北京时间9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST20:35 UAE18:3512:35 ET11:35 AM CT15:35 - Boston Celtics players are voicing support for Collins.
Analysis: The Celtics practiced for the first time Tuesday since their former teammate said he was gay on Sports Illustrated's website. Kevin Garnett says he's happy Collins can be himself. Jason Terry says it seems like a tremendous weight has been lifted from Collins. And Jeff Green called him an ``awesome'' teammate who set good screens.
|Apr. 29 7:53 AM PT8:53 AM MT9:53 AM CT10:53 AM ET14:53 GMT10:53 PM 北京时间7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST18:53 UAE16:5310:53 ET9:53 AM CT13:53 - Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
Analysis: Collins wrote a first-person account posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website. The 34-year-old Collins has played for six NBA teams in 12 seasons. He finished this past season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to continue playing.
|Feb. 21 11:48 AM PT12:48 PM MT1:48 PM CT2:48 PM ET19:48 GMT3:48 AM 北京时间12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST23:48 UAE20:4814:48 ET1:48 PM CT18:48 - The Washington Wizards have sent disgruntled guard Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics for Collins and injured guard Leandro Barbosa.
Analysis: Collins is set to become a free agent this summer.
|July 31 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET20:26 GMT4:26 AM 北京时间1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST0:26 UAE (+1)22:2616:26 ET3:26 PM CT19:26 - The Boston Celtics have signed Collins.
Analysis: Collins, an 11-year veteran, has averaged 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 12.3 minutes in his career with New Jersey, Memphis, Minnesota and Atlanta. With the Hawks last season, he averaged 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10.3 minutes.