28 February 2014

Jason Collins Still Sucks in Basketball

Jason Collins
It may be considered groundbreaking, but he still sucks.

Jason Collins played only 10 1/2 minutes in his first game with the Brooklyn Nets last 23 February 2014, in what very few thought was something worth noting. Why? Because Collins became the first openly gay player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues.

"I know that I can play in the NBA and it felt good to be out there tonight," Collins said. "Conditioning-wise, I felt good. I don't think I got tired. It was a lot of fun to get back out on the court and set screens, hard fouls. Didn't take any charges tonight – that’ll change. I'll get in position next time. As far as basketball timing, it's going to take at least a couple of practices."

The Nets scored a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, 108-102, thanks mainly to Deron Williams’ season-high 30 points along with seven assists. Paul Pierce added 25 points and seven rebounds, helping end an 11-game Nets losing streak against the Lakers.

How about Collins? Well, he still sucks.

Collins reported into the game with 10:28 left in the second quarter and the Nets leading 35-26 after the Lakers' Nick Young made the first of his two free throws. In those agonizing-to-see moments in professional basketball, he can only managed to produce 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 2.0 errors, 5.0 fouls and 0 points. Worse, the player Collins is guarding, Pau Gasol, has 22.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.0 block shot.

You guys think that those numbers will improve? Fat chance. Do you think he will still be signed after a 10-day contract? He will most probably get an extension for the sake of generating publicity for the team.

Collins does not bring anything new on the tables of the Nets except to appear pretty in front of the cameras. He won’t be remembered as a game-changer. History books will not refer to him as a player that gives quality minutes from the bench. He will only be known as a gay that sucks in playing basketball period. Collins better enjoy the limelight while no new more deserving rookies take his place, which they will before the year ends.

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