22 August 2014

Why Teams Should Avoid Jason Collins

Jason Collins
Any team who hires a low-quality gay player like Jason Collins should be considered the most desperate squad in the National Basketball Association (NBA) this coming 2014-2015 season.

As early as the 2012-13 season, Collins was considered as one of the most laughable player for his size. Listed as 7 feet and 225 pounds, Collins can only manage career averages of 3.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.5 blocks, and 41 percent shooting from the field.

He has never averaged more than seven points or seven rebounds in a season. Even basketball analytics community do not value anything he does in the playing court. In short, he doesn’t make any difference whether a team has five players or four players (without him) playing.

Of course the gay community will always say that Collins is a physical player defending the post, boxes out well, and excels at setting screens. However, come to think of it, no pun intended, those are the concepts that are associated with gays: "boxing out", "physical", "excel" and "screen".

No wonder the Brooklyn Nets only signed Collins only after the 2013-2014 ends. Who in their right mind would hire a professional player who everyone avoids in the shower room and who likes to grind bodies all the time? Besides, after playing him for about 7.8 minutes per game, Collins was only able to give the nets the following pathetic numbers: 1.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.0 blocks per game.

This makes one question the reason behind the announcement he made about being gay. Was it a ploy to ensure that he gets a job for a team that wants to market themselves as a diverse company or not?

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