Jason Collins Drawing Interest From the Detroit Pistons

8/10/13 in NBA   |   aaronjchung   |   264 respect

Blog Photo - Jason Collins Drawing Interest From the Detroit PistonsAfter coming out of the closet this past season, Jason Collins came from a no-name basketball player to almost a household name.  Collins was celebrated as the first professional athlete in the NBA to come out, while he was still playing in the league.  Retired center, John Amaechi, eventually did come out, but not until his playing days were over.
However, after coming out, Collins received virtually no interest from any NBA team, until the Detroit Pistons recently reached out to him this week.  To be fair, the lack of interest may have nothing to do with Collins' sexuality or the national spotlight that he brings, it may rather have to be with the fact that Collins' is a 34-year-old back-up center whose playing days may be over. 
The Pistons interest in Collins is exploratory for now, but the big man could provide some veteran leadership for the young frontcourt composed of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.  Collins has always held the respect of his teammates and his addition may add some much needed change for a team that has never fully recovered from the Malice at the Palace.     
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8/11/13   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

nice one