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May 1, 2013 Updates

As an 11-year NBA veteran, Jarron Collins was optimistic the reaction to twin brother Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay would be a positive one. Still, as the brothers met Tuesday morning to work out and catch up after a momentous day, Jarron said they agreed the response had been better than anyone could have anticipated. "I was optimistic. I could see the culture and the climate changing. I think all of us can," Jarron Collins said Tuesday in an interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com. "The incident with the 49ers, Chris Culliver, where he made some statements. ... That right there showed you the temperature had changed to when, 'You're out of line, and they're going to call you on it.' ESPN.com

Jarron said he appreciated the public support from NBA veterans Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, among others, and public figures such as President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, musician Lance Bass and talk show host Oprah Winfrey. "That's what leaders do," Jarron said of the support. "The league has set the tone for how it's going to be. You need those active, perennial All-Stars that set the tone for how the rest of the league is going to act." ESPN.com

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December 25, 2011 Updates

NBA journeyman Jarron Collins claims he saved his entire condo complex from a possible TOXIC MOLD invasion ... only to get the shaft in a big time settlement ... this according to a new lawsuit. Long story short -- Collins claims he noticed all sorts of damage to his L.A. condo back in 2004 ... including the mold ... and warned his homeowner's association about the situation. TMZ.com

Collins claims the HOA hired a lawyer -- Steven Roseman -- who led him to believe that if a settlement was reached with the building developers, some of the money would be used to fix his place. Turns out, the HOA got its money -- but Collins alleges he never got his repairs. Finally, in July 2011, Collins says the HOA informed him that it never agreed to fix his unit, and he must have been misled by Roseman. TMZ.com

November 13, 2011 Updates

In a surprise move, the Eagles announced the signing of guard Lester Hudson, according to Sohu Sports. Hudson, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 60th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, came over to Guangdong Hongyuan mid-season last year after the team parted ways with Fred Jones. The move paid off — with the help of Hudson, Guangdong won its fourth straight championship. In the same stroke, Qingdao also has cut ties with center Jarron Collins, who they had signed in the end of October. As for a reason, head coach Jiang Zhengxiu said simply that he “wasn’t the type of player we needed.” According to Sohu, the team is in discussions with five-year NBA pro and former lottery pick, Ike Diogu. Diogu played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season averaging 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in just over 13 minutes a game. NiuBBall.com

March 21, 2011 Updates

The Trail Blazers released Jarron Collins after their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night, electing not to sign the veteran center for the rest of the season. Oregonian

March 1, 2011 Updates

The Trail Blazers have turned to veteran center Jarron Collins to add depth in the front court. The Trail Blazers announced this morning that they had signed Collins. Bob Myers, Collins' agent, told The Oregonian Monday night that his client was "hoping to sign a 10-day contract in the near future" with the Blazers. Collins, in his 10th NBA season, played 23 games with the Los Angeles Clippers this season before the team waived him in January. Oregonian

Bob Myers, Collins' agent, told The Oregonian Monday night that his client is "hoping to sign a 10-day contract in the near future" with the Blazers. Collins, in his 10th NBA season, played 23 games with the Los Angeles Clippers this season before the team waived him in January. Oregonian

January 15, 2011 Updates

Jonathan Rinehart: Clippers just signed Jarron Collins to a 2nd 10-day contract. After that they'll have to decide whether or not to sign for rest of year Twitter

January 3, 2011 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers waived center Jarron Collins on Monday. A nine-year NBA veteran, Collins was signed by the Clippers on Sept. 27 and appeared in 19 games this season, averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game. FoxSportsWest.com

December 31, 2010 Updates

It hasn't happened since March 1, 2008. But it just might Sunday. That would be Collins vs. Collins. And Clippers forward Ryan Gomes is ready. "I'll make sure I definitely get a DVD of that game,'' Gomes said. "They should pay-per-view it. They do it with Manny Pacquiao. But they need to put this one out.'' FanHouse.com

When they do face each other, it's like one is playing against himself. "In Utah, they used to have the players do the scouting reports,'' said Jarron, who played with the Jazz from 2001-09. "When we played (Jason's team), I would always have to give a scouting report on my brother. And I'd always be like, 'He's an inside banger, a physical screener, flops around the basket, takes charges.' As soon as I got to three or four down the list, everybody starts laughing because I'm basically describing myself. Our games are so similar and teams always get a chuckle about seeing us out the court and hearing us talk because both of us have the same voice.'' FanHouse.com

While growing up in the Los Angeles area, the two at times would switch places in class to get some chuckles out of fellow students as they waited to see if the teacher would notice. Once, there was an unexpected development. "We did it in high school (at North Hollywood), and I'm in his class and all of a sudden we were getting ready to take a pop quiz,'' Jarron said. "So everybody is laughing and joking. So I said, 'I got to go to the bathroom.' I had to find my brother because I'm not going to take this quiz for him.'' Jason laughed when also recalling that story. "I was a better student than him and I definitely would not want my brother to take a test for me,'' said Jason, who at least gives props to Jarron in another area, calling him a "better flopper." "He might have liked me to take a couple of tests for him.'' FanHouse.com

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