Jason Collins through the years
April 29, 2013 @ 06:23 PM ET by HoopsHype
Jason Collins (R) and Richard Jefferson (L) of the New Jersey Nets celebrate their victory as Chauncey Billups (bottom) of the Detroit Pistons falls to the floor after a last second shot missed during NBA Eastern Conference Finals, 20 May, 2003, at The Place of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Nets won, 88-86 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Jon Barry (C) of the Pistons walks off the court.
EAST RUTHERFORD - APRIL 28: Alonzo Mourning #33 of the Miami Heat tries to control the ball against Jason Collins #35 of the New Jersey Nets in Game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2005 NBA Playoffs April 28, 2005 at Continental Airline Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Heat won 108-105 in double overtime to lead the series 3-0.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 02: Jason Collins #35 of the New Jersey Nets takes a jump shot over Jermaine O'Neal #7 of the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2006 NBA Playoffs at the Continental Airlines Arena on May 2, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Nets won 92-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 18: Jason Collins #35 of the New Jersey Nets fights for a rebound against Zydrunas Ilgauskas #11 and Anderson Varejao #17 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs on May 18, 2007 at the Continental Airlines Arena in the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.