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Encyclopedia > Jason Collins

Jason Collins (born December 2, 1978) is a professional basketball player for the NBA. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and later attended Stanford University. Currently, Jason Collins plays for the New Jersey Nets. He and the Nets recently exited the playoffs in the second round against the Miami Heat. December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Harvard-Westlake is an exclusive college preparatory school in Los Angeles, California. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco in an [1] of Santa Clara County. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


NBA career

As a rookie along with Richard Jefferson, Collins played a significant role in the franchise's first ever NBA Finals berth in 2002 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Richard Allen Jefferson (June 21, 1980, Los Angeles, California) is a 2. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


In the 2002-03 NBA season Collins took over the starting center role for the Nets and helped the franchise back to the NBA Finals. Around the league Collins is considered an underrated post defender and is praised for his defense and his contributions to the team. The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Prior to the 2004-05 season Jason Collins signed a $25 million contract extension with New Jersey for five more years. The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Trivia

  • His twin brother Jarron plays for the Utah Jazz
  • His nickname is "Twin", in reference to his twin, and "set-shot willy," given to him by Nets announcer Mark Jackson for his lack of jump in his jump shot, Twinkie by NJ Net fans for his sweet defense on Shaquille O'Neal.

Jarron Collins (born December 2, 1978) is a professional basketball player for the NBA. Collins is a notable graduate of Harvard-Westlake School and Stanford University and currently plays for the Utah Jazz. ... The Utah Jazz is a National Basketball Association team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

External links

  • NBA profile

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Jason Collins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
Jason Collins (born December 2, 1978) is a professional basketball player for the NBA.
Around the league Collins is considered an underrated post defender and is praised for his defense and his contributions to the team.
Prior to the 2004-05 season Jason Collins signed a $25 million contract extension with New Jersey for five more years.
Faith healer (1272 words)
Jason Collins is tended to by the Nittany Lion medical staff for his broken leg he suffered against Rutgers in 1995.
Collins is entering the sixth season of his Penn State career, but when the Pittsburgh offense takes the field this Saturday, he will line up at hero back and play football for the first time in almost two years.
Collins admits the thought of not playing due to a denial by the NCAA would have been a bit hard to swallow, but he was convinced they would see things his way.
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