Today I went on a mini-rant on Twitter to vent some of my frustrations regarding the Jason Collins-New York Knicks connection. Yes, the Knicks could use a big man after losing Tyson Chandler for 4-6 weeks to a broken leg. However, the Knicks decided to pass on Collins, and have reached out to other big men. One rumored interest is Lou Amundson, who the team looked at last year before bringing in Kenyon Martin.
But for some, this is more than the Knicks passing on a free agent. Why? Because Jason Collins, after coming out at the end of last season, hasn’t received much interest from NBA teams–besides working out for the Pistons this summer–since he told the world he is gay.
At first glance, one almost has to assume that the reason no team has brought Collins on board is because he is gay. But to me, there’s something incredibly wrong with that thinking.